Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Red Light Street View Tour

San Diego Zoo Tour

I've updated my San Diego Seaworld Street View tour to include imagery from San Diego Zoo, which was added to Google Maps yesterday.

Now, as well as viewing dolphins in Street View, you can see some elephants, giraffes and rhino. Google Maps Bird's Eye imagery is available in San Diego. So as well as the Street Views my tour includes oblique aerial view imagery of San Diego Seaworld and San Diego Zoo.

Istedgade Street View Tour


Microformats.dk has put together a Street View tour of Istedgade, Copenhagen. Istedgade is a red-light street in Copenhagen. However it also has a more heroic past. The citizens of this area began the resistance to German occupation during World War Two.

The title of the map "Istedgade overgiver sig aldrig" means "Istedgade never surrender", a phrase used by Copenhagen's resistance movement. The tour uses Google Maps' driving directions so all you have to do is press the button to load the route and press 'drive'.

The tour is accompanied by a YouTube video of Danish singer Peter Belli. I'm informed that the song is about a girl who works as dancer in a bar and tells the story of the men who fight over her.

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