Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Location Tracking with Street View

There are a lot of apps that can track your location on Google Maps. Google employee Tristan Smith has decided however to forgo the map and instead he gives a first person view of his current location using Google Maps Street View.

A Man Like Me in a Place Like This uses Tristan's location data from Google Latitude to show in real-time his location using Street View. If you sit and stare at the app you can watch in real-time as the Street View images update in real-time to show his current location.

If the images aren't updating then you have the fun of panning around in Street View and trying to guess why Tristan has stopped moving. Is he getting his haircut in that salon or could he be grabbing lunch in that cafe on the corner?

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