Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Google Street Views: Amazing Mashups*

You want to give someone directions to your house or office. Previously, you'd send them a MapQuest or Google Maps link. Now you can use Virtual Turnpike. It strings together Google's street views in an amazing way -- by the views.
  • First enter a street address and zip code. 
  • When the map and view display, you can move the stickman to another spot on the map for another view. 
  • Better yet click another spot on the map and a red destination point appears. 
  • Click the Route button, and when it appears, click the Drive button.
*A mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external sources to create a new service.