May 30, 2007

Google Offers a Street-Level View of Parts of San Leandro

Google Maps has a new Street View feature that enables you to see a street-level view of an address in addition to an aerial photograph and street map. Basically, a vehicle with photographic equipment travels through an area shooting video. This video is converted into seamless images and mapped. When you click on the Street View button in Google Maps, the streets for which street level photographs are available are highlighted in blue and you can drag a human icon to the area you want to see.

Portions of downtown San Leandro, Bay-o-Vista, Assumption Parish, Davis Street, Bancroft Avenue, Estudillo Avenue, Washington Avenue, Halcyon Drive, and Hesperian Boulevard have already been photographed. This means you can see Casa Peralta, San Leandro High School, Zocalo Coffeehouse and the San Leandro Library.

Once you have a street level view, you can rotate the picture and turn around a full 360 degrees. You can also zoom in and out. It is very clear and you can see license plates of cars and people's faces.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 30, 2007 10:44 PM | TrackBack

Just noting that in March of 2011 Google did interior 360 degree photos of businesses in San Leandro, including Zocalo, which should be online in a few months according to the photographer from Google.

Posted by: Tim H at April 14, 2011 9:39 PM
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