Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Classic Album Covers on Street View

Ever since Google launched its 360 degree interactive imagery music fans have been using Street View to find and tour the locations of famous album covers

Back in 2009 the NME created this Musical Tour of London with Google Street View, providing links to Street View locations where a number of classic album covers were taken in the UK capital. BuzzFeed also put together a collection of album covers with images of the same scene as captured by Google Maps Street View.

Now The Guardian has got in on the act. Classic Album Covers in Street View actually superimposes a number of famous covers on images of the same view as found on Street View. The Guardian collection uses still screenshots captured from Google Maps Street View. You could of course overlay the album covers directly on top of Street View using the Google Maps API.

I quickly put together this Street View shot of Pink Floyd's Animals cover. To create this interactive version of an album cover superimposed on Street View I used the Team Maps Street View Overlay library.

If you like The Guardian's version of album covers on Street View you might also like their Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View and Classic London paintings in Google Street View.

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