Street View launches in a lot of South Carolina

Google Maps apparently launched Street View in a bunch of new places, including South Carolina. People are having a lot of fun with Street View, and rightfully so. It’s really awesome, if not a tad outdated: the Street View of parts of the College of Charleston campus, for instance, shows a parking lot that has been a construction site for the last year and a half.

Here’s my last downtown apartment — this one is within the last year or so, as those cars are my old roommates’. I can’t get my first downtown apartment — they didn’t get onto all of the side streets downtown with the Street View car, apparently. It’s still neat, though — it’s fun to try to guess the dates on these things. It’s also fun to chase the USF truck down Calhoun Street.

All in all, it’s fun when we get cool stuff like this because it usually takes a while. :) What do you think of Street View?

  • http://asiknit.blogspot.com Scarlett

    I am not sure, on the one hand I really like it, but. My house is obviously pre-before I moved in. Dumb enough to wonder how this is being generated??

  • http://asiknit.blogspot.com Scarlett

    I am not sure, on the one hand I really like it, but. My house is obviously pre-before I moved in. Dumb enough to wonder how this is being generated??

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Basically there’s a fleet of cars around the world equipped with 360-degree camera equipment that take a LOT of pictures. Check out the Wikipedia entry for Street View, it’s fascinating.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Basically there’s a fleet of cars around the world equipped with 360-degree camera equipment that take a LOT of pictures. Check out the Wikipedia entry for Street View, it’s fascinating.

  • NotMyBest2Day

    Yeah, I noticed streetview is expanding quite rapidly. I was able to find my sister’s house out in Oklahoma, and it’s out in the middle of nowhere. Put it this way, the only satellite pictures they had were the fuzzy grainy ones that are basically like 5-meter resolution. Streetview was crystal clear though.

  • NotMyBest2Day

    Yeah, I noticed streetview is expanding quite rapidly. I was able to find my sister’s house out in Oklahoma, and it’s out in the middle of nowhere. Put it this way, the only satellite pictures they had were the fuzzy grainy ones that are basically like 5-meter resolution. Streetview was crystal clear though.