Tuesday, July 1, 2008

google maps' street view....maybe? soon?

last year, dcist had a story about google maps' street view finally having imagery for DC. i had a friend working for the contractor that was taking the pictures for google, but apparently something happened with the relationship between that contractor and the googlezon.

more than a year later, street view is still not available for the DC area, but it is for a lot of smaller urban areas all over the country (like toledo, ohio; knoxville, tennessee; and jackson, mississippi, to name a few).

it looks like the google folks might be making a go of it again. yesterday morning, i saw one of their cars driving through the intersection of new jersey avenue and rhode island avenue. if they were taking pictures, once the shots are online, you'll get to see a wonderful shot of me on my bike, breaking a traffic law or two...

4 comments:

Caro13 said...

I think I saw them driving by me while I was waiting to cross the street at Vermont & K NW the other day. The car didn't say "Google" on it or anything, but it had a big tower on top with lots of cameras pointing in every direction, so I've got to assume that's what it was.

IMGoph said...

yep, that was the car. small and dark blue, i think.

Fox said...

Street View is a good idea!!! I'd recommend you to look through another resource.
My favourite is Street View service on http://streetview.fizber.com/

monkeyrotica said...

Didn't Homeland Security raise some stink about Streetview and gummint buildings? Or maybe that's the stroke talking.