Google Street View UK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ian, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Has your question been solved? If so, please click here to mark this thread as solved - it's a big help to other users.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Google Street View has launched in the UK, so you can have a virtual drive around big towns and cities.

    It's bloody clever!:

    http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&l...gqMWI9GGXRq5Pw&cbp=12,240.95638732342726,,0,5

    No doubt it will cause lots of privacy concerns (as you'll be able to see through windows etc...)

    It took me a while to figure out how to use it, so these steps should help:

    Go to Google Maps at maps.google.co.uk [/QUOTE]
    Zoom in on a major city.[/QUOTE]
    Drag the yellow man icon from the left hand side onto the map. (Highlighted in Red above).[/QUOTE]
    Any street highlighted blue has an available street level view.[/QUOTE]
    You will see a small preview[/QUOTE] of the view in a speech bubble on the map.
    Drop the icon at the point you want to view from and you will switch to the 3D image.
    Use the map in the lower left corner to navigate, and use the mouse to pan the main image around. The arrow icons let you move around at street level.
    The tools on the left hand side allow you to zoom in on the image as well as control the exact angle and direction you wish to view.
    At launch Google Street View only includes major cities in the UK and many locations will not be available.
     
    Ian, Mar 19, 2009 Mark Thread as Solved
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Ian

    N E R D

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have used the application and i find it very fascinating I also saw the street view van on my street.
     
    N E R D, Jun 17, 2010 Mark Thread as Solved
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Ian

    DaveSmolens

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Amazing

    Thanks, I just saw my grandparents house and it brought back good memories
     
    DaveSmolens, May 5, 2011 Mark Thread as Solved
    #3
  4. Ian

    Hodge

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for sharing it here.
    I just saw my old house and remembering those old days I spent there..!!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2012
    Hodge, Mar 9, 2012 Mark Thread as Solved
    #4
  5. Ian

    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    London England
    trouble is that like the satellite vies, the images don't get updates very often.

    Bing maps have started a similar thing and the vies are more up-to-date.
     
    Maurice, Mar 12, 2012 Mark Thread as Solved
    #5
  6. Ian

    jaydeee

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    fascinating!
    This will surely help for tourist.
     
    jaydeee, Nov 25, 2012 Mark Thread as Solved
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.