Friday, March 02, 2012
Street View Takes to the Skies
If you have some Friday night plans you might want to wait until tomorrow before you visit this website. I started writing this post over two hours ago now but I keep getting distracted by more and more beautiful 360 degree panoramas.
Last week we learnt that Google has plans to take underwater Street View images of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. My guess is that at some point in the future Google will also start capturing aerial panoramic imagery and add them to Google Maps.
Luckily we don't actually have to wait for Google to invent the flying Street View car, as AirPano.ru already has a great collection of panoramic images of some of the world's most favourite landmarks and destinations.
Each of the panoramic images uses Google Maps to show the location of the image and to show the current field of view. A Google Map of all the available panoramas provides a useful way for finding aerial panoramas of your favourite locations.