Friday, July 27, 2012
The Olympics on Street View
The Olympic Stadium & the Orbit
Google Maps has added Street View imagery of the Olympics Park and some of the other stadiums being used for the 2012 London Olympics.
The Velodrome (affectionately known as the Pringle)
The imagery was taken during the park's construction so the park doesn't look quite as attractive in Street View as it does now that it is completed, but nevertheless this new imagery does allow you to take a virtual walk around the location of this year's Olympics.
Various other locations around London are also hosting Olympics events. One of the most attractive is Horse Guards Parade, which is the venue for the beach volleyball.
Horse Guards Parade (Beach Volleyball)
In the spirit of Olympic fair play I also have to give a shout out to Bing Maps, whose Bird's Eye view imagery of the Olympics Park is pretty stunning.
This shot of the stadium shows that a map of the river Thames has been created on the stadium pitch, providing a little clue as to what we can expect in tonight's opening ceremony.