Friday, January 23, 2009

Street View for Central Europe (Kind of)


Romanian website Norc have launched a Street View type service for five European countries. It is possible to use Norc to virtually walk around a number of major European cities, including Vienna, Prague, Bucharest and Warsaw that are not yet covered by Google Maps own Street View.

Norc's Street View type service is itself built on top of Google Maps. In essence Norc provides a huge number of interactive panoramic images that are mapped to a real world location. Each image then contains links to surrounding panoramas, which enables the user to virtually walk around a city.

Here is Norc's current coverage:
  • Austria: Wien
  • Czech Republic: Prague, Brno
  • Poland: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw
  • Slovakia: Bratislava, Trnava, Kosice, Banska-Bystrica, Zilina, Nitr
  • Romania: Bucureşti, Ploieşti, Constanţa, Braşov, Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara, Iaşi, Sibiu, Piteşti, Târgovişte
Via: Google System



Anonymous said...

Cool to see Europe without paying for an airline ticket.

Anonymous said...

Even more cool are the StreetView-like images of CycloMedia. They focus on perfect position and geometry quality, and can be used mapping / measuring objects etc. The images are not publicly available thought:

Next generation GIS interface using CycloMedia data:

Mobile Mapping Breakthrough

road trip planner said...

Very cool. I like the icon on the map showing what angle I am looking at. Its actually better than the google person which I always have problem turning around.