Dallas Rumored to Get Google Street View

8 Dec

According to the Tech Blog at the Dallas Morning News, it appears that Google may be planning to bring it’s popular Street View feature of Google Maps to cover Dallas. The Street View button is now available for Dallas, which means that we can hope to add our city to a list that already includes Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tuscon, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Miami, Philadelphia, and New York.

In case you are not hip, Street View is like a virtual walking tour of the mapped area. How they achieve that effect is rather creepy, though. They drive around town with cameras mounted on the roof of a car that point in all directions as seen on Flickr here.

I’ve been waiting for months for this capability to come to my home town and I can’t wait to explore the kinds of things that are possible..

***UPDATE***

It’s Tuesday 12-11-07 and Street View is up for Dallas. What fun it is! Can’t wait to post some Easter eggs here!

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