OMG: Google Maps Street View

7:58 am PHT

Oh. My. God. This has got to be the coolest thing I have ever seen on Google Maps by far. Google has now integrated street-level panoramic views of practically every street in 5 U.S. cities: New York, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, and Las Vegas. The photos only require a flash player, is zoomable, pannable 360°, and it’s interactive! You could practically do a virtual drive around these cities! It’s almost as good as being there.  :D

Head on over to the blog post at Google Maps Mania or at Google Earth Blog to learn more about this. Or if you want a taste of things, check out the video of this feature by Google.

This totally trumps a similar feature by Microsoft Live in terms of slickness and amount of data. And Microsoft’s cherished bird’s eye view now seems to be obsolete.

Go Google!

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