Google Street View is great for sightseeing, but with the Google car’s camera stuck to thoroughfares, it’s difficult to get up close to landmarks on the service. That’s all changed though, as the search giant’s just meshed in user contributed photos, so you can zoom straight from Street View to your own shots.
Attaching photos to Google Maps isn’t anything new, but the big G’s just gone and grabbed your tourist attraction stills and woven them right in to Google Street View. Take Big Ben for example: head on over to the Westminster tower and you’ll know be given all sorts of angles to zoom in on. As you do, you’re taken to new photos, which can be similarly zoomed in on, right down to a snap of Senor Benajmin’s hour hand up close.
The new Google Street View feature works by syncing up with Panoramio, Google’s geo-location photo sharing service to pull all the snaps in and slap them down, polygon for polygon. It’s free to try out, and live right now, so we’re off for a tootle around Google Street View to find some other monuments given a crowd-sourced makeover.
Out Now | £free | Google