There Goes the Neighborhood While I occasionally spend a few hours standing on my front stoop scantily clad and in a suggestive pose hoping to gain a little notoriety on Google Maps Street View, I still expect a certain amount of privacy when my family (and several of my neighbors) say it’s time to go back into the house. Show More Summary
Globe trotting ©Moby’s Photos If you’re the kind of person visually stimulated by geography and have a knack for identifying far off locations, GeoGuessr is the game for you. Using Google Street View and Google Maps to plot location images around the world at random, the player is tasked with “pinning” their guess for the [...]
Isuzu has taken to advertising its not-for-North-America KB pickup truck with a unique initiative. The company wanted to apply the Google Street View philosophy to some of South Africa's more remote off-road trails, and the result is Isuzu Trail View. Show More Summary
Google impressed a lot of people when it debuted its Grand Canyon Street View imagery in October. The Trekker backpack used to capture that imagery, which is essentially a backpack-mounted version of the same all-seeing eye that sits atop the Google Street View car.
Mapping and photographing streets is tough enough, but Google's Street View team has partnered with Underwater Earth to create immersive images of some of the world's most important and threatened coral reefs -- creating some cool camera technology in the process.
Every once in a while I run across a blatant ADA violation, usually when I’m trying to go somewhere in my daily life. This one I discovered purely by accident, while looking for a neighboring property on Google Street View. From October 2008: Owners of the vacant St. Louis Hills...
Google's underwater Street View launched last September, but Google's Ocean program actually started six years ago when one of the founders of Keyhole (which, after being acquired by Google, later became Google Earth), was inspired to also look into mapping the ocean. Show More Summary
A fun (and addictive) use of Google Maps. You are stuck in Street View and must look for clues to find out where you are. To guess, drop a pin on the corresponding place in the world map. Made by Anton Wallén. (Thanks Calen!) Link Price: Free
One of the most clever repurposings of Google Maps Street View yet--and certainly the most addicting. If I asked you how well you knew other parts of the world, you might think I was trying to see how much you knew about geography. And...Show More Summary
What feeds wanderlust better than Google Street View? GeoGuessr, which is like “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” for computer-bound grown-ups.
Today at Google I/O 2013 the company showed off some significant changes that they have made to Google Maps. The popular maps service has been built from the ground up for desktop users and it features a new user interface. [...] Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
Let's see, what part of the world has roads? We're going with Chicago. Finally, someone found a cool use for Google Street View besides trying to catch sight of random couples jumping out of their cars to have sex. It's called GeoGuessr, and it's a quick way to find out you know nothing about the planet you live on. Show More Summary
With an iPhone running the DriveStyle app connected to a Mercedes-Benz, the driver can access the DriveStyle interface. (Credit: Mercedes-Benz) Mercedes-Benz announced it would demonstrate Google local search, Street View, and traffic integrated into the dashboard of one of its vehicles during Google I/O. Show More Summary
Some online quiz games are rendered pointless by Google. But here’s one that would be impossible without it: GeoGuessr, a “where in the world are you?” guessing game that drops you into a Google Street View locale from somewhere on Earth and challenges you to place your location on a map.
Who was Johnny? We don’t know, but this Charles L. Franck photo from the Historic New Orleans Collection depicts his used car lot on the 1800 block of Canal Street in December 1960. A quick Google Street View check shows that the buildings – and even the tree – are still there, but the car [...]
GeoGuessr is a game that uses Google Street View. You'll get an image, and you try to guess where in the world it is. I jumped in and scored 4470 right off, which must be awful, because I guessed very wrong. Then I figured out you can zoom and turn just like any Street View scene, and improved in my second game to 7002, which is still awful. Show More Summary
Last year, Google CEO Larry Page vanished from public view for several months, passing up major opportunities to speak to Wall Street, developers and the public (including last year's big I/O conference). Now we know why. Larry Page In...Show More Summary
GeoGuessr turns Google Street View into a game. You are presented with a random Google Street View image. Look at the area and figure out where you are. Click the map to place a marker. Click a button to guess. The more accurate you are, the higher the score. Compete in 5 rounds to see your total points. (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
Anton Wallén has created GeoGuessr, an experimental game that drops players into a location in Google Street View and challenges them to guess where in the world they’re located. image via GeoGuessr via Brian Brushwood
Think you know your geography? Think you know what a country looks like? What if you were dropped in the middle of no where and had to figure out where you were? That’s what GeoGuessr is. It’s an insanely fun game that gives you an image from Google Street View and asks you to point out where you are on Earth. It’s pretty hard. More »