• http://www.authorityseo.com/ authorityseo

    I find it fascinating that this is how Google gets though street level shots. A friend of mine had to show me a video of his neighborhood where we figured someone had to actually video tape his street. You could see in his windows from those cameras. I don’t think we need this much info online.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com nickstamoulis

    I think this is great! The question is when will Google street view cover every square inch of even the rural areas of the US! :o)

  • http://www.realtrack.com.au realtrack

    I think its really greate idea to go on bycle as you can cover the small street where you can not go with cars and also small foot paths where car is not possible at all. overall very good ideas.

  • rustyrp

    You can also take a look at what a Seattle-based startup is doing in this area by visiting realplaces.com.

    Not as many visual bells and whistles as StreetView, but anyone can create and maintain ownership of their very own “walk around” places right this minute, without requiring any fancy equipment, permission, obligation, car or even a bicycle. All you need is a basic, inexpensive camera. You have total freedom to create your Places wherever, whenever, however you like. And because RealPlaces is designed to be a place to share, each place and every single view has its own “micro blog”, where people can share thoughts or ask questions.

    You can also see how one organization has incorporated RealPlaces into their own web site at: http://www.seattleparksfoundation.org/project_LakeUnion.html

    We’re just getting started, and there’s still a ton of work to be done, but the site is functional, and we’re keeping an eye out for people who show some skills building places on their own – there will be some interesting opportunities as we move forward. Oh, and we PROMISE you won’t have to look all geeky like the guy above! ;-) Have fun! -rusty