Google Earth Street View and more

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A presentation at the August 2008 Emerging Media session of the State Library of Queensland focussing on the Google Maps Street View service and related Google services.

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Google Earth Street View and more

  1. 1. Google Earth Street View (and more) Emerging Media session 27 August 2008
  2. 2. Topics covered <ul><li>Google Maps Street View </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth Street View </li></ul><ul><li>Sky in Google Earth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Street View <ul><li>New Google Maps function </li></ul><ul><li>360-degree street-level photographs </li></ul>
  4. 4. History of Street View <ul><li>May 07 - 5 American cities (LA, NY…) </li></ul><ul><li>Aug 08 – 5 countries, 100s of cities </li></ul><ul><li>4 Aug 08 - Australia </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technique - Street View <ul><li>Car </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Patience </li></ul>Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebr/2051749701/
  6. 6. Cameras – Street View Image source: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/office-voyeurism/the-google-maps-street-view-camera-264972.php
  7. 7. Limitations of Street View <ul><li>Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Blurring </li></ul><ul><li>Wide/divided roadways </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other Features – Street View <ul><li>Full screen view </li></ul><ul><li>Send Street View links to others </li></ul>

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