Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Street View Extractor

Street View Postcode Thumbnail

Jamie Thompson has devised a pretty awesome web service that allows you to request a Street View thumbnail image with nothing more than a UK postcode.

To request a thumbnail for a particular location you just need to append a postcode and a thumbnail size to a URL address. For, example the image on the right was retrieved with:

http://geo.jamiethompson.co.uk/streetview/E155GE_204×204.jpg

If you examine the URL you can see that the postcode here is defined as 'E155GE' and the requested width of the thumbnail is '204x204'. If you change those parameters you can retrieve the Street View for any postcode (UK) and get a thumbnail of any size.

Now I think that's cool. What is even cooler is that Jamie has developed a Street View Tile Viewer Demo that allows you to test and view the service.



Via: Digital Urban

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