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Explore The World's Tallest Building In Google Street View

Explore The World's Tallest Building In Google Street View Jun 25th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Nicolas Lannuzel At 2722 feet in height, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world and quite an impressive feat of modern engineering. Since its opening in 2010, the glass and metal spire has become an iconic structure, even managing to stand out in a city that is known for its over-the-top architecture. Most of us will probably never get an opportunity to see it in person,...

Google Bringing The Galapagos Islands To Street View

Google Bringing The Galapagos Islands To Street View May 28th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Google Google's Street View technology is a fantastic tool for those who love to travel. The service, which is integrated into Google Maps, gives us the chance to take a virtual tour of places that range from our hometown to some of the more iconic places around the globe. For instance, over the past few years, Street View has allowed us to visit Mt. Everest, the Amazon and the Great Barrier Reef,...

Geoguessr: The Internet's Newest Educational Time Waster

Geoguessr: The Internet's Newest Educational Time Waster May 15th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Where does this look like to you? I guessed central Mexico based on the Spanish signs and the mixture of dry soil and lush plants. Actually it's Brazil. The next view I looked at showed the characteristic onion domes of a Russian Orthodox Church. I guessed Russia and was correct. This is an addictive new online game called Geoguessr. It gives you random Google Street View images and you have...

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More Mar 19th, 2013 at 8:00AM: We're big fans of Google Street View here at Gadling and over the past few months we've enjoyed the addition of the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon River, amongst other destinations. Through the use of modern technology, Google has given us the opportunity to explore some very exciting places without ever having to leave the comfort of our own homes. Now, with its latest addition...

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore The Grand Canyon

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore The Grand Canyon Feb 1st, 2013 at 8:00AM: Have you always dreamed of hiking the Grand Canyon but just can't get past all of the walking that would entail? Then you'll be pleased to learn that the latest update to Google Maps brings Street View technology to the national park, allowing us to take a virtual tour of its trails without ever leaving home. Back in October we told you how Google planned to capture images from the trail by...

Teaching Geography With Google Maps

Teaching Geography With Google Maps Jan 27th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Travelers aren't born, they're raised. Last week we talked about how to connect with your kids while you're away traveling. There are plenty of ways to get them interested in this great big world of ours while you're both at home too. One of the best and easiest ways to fire their imagination is with Google Maps. Like many good ideas in our family, my seven-year-old son thought of it...

The Grand Canyon Is Coming To Google Street View

The Grand Canyon Is Coming To Google Street View Oct 25th, 2012 at 8:00AM: By now we've all marveled at how Google Maps and its Street View option, allow us to easily explore the world around us. Not only is it possible to use the system to find a new restaurant down the street, but it also gives us the ability to visit places like the Amazon, Pompeii and the Great Barrier Reef without ever leaving home. Soon you'll be able to add yet another natural wonder to that list,...

Explore The Great Barrier Reef From Your Desk With Google Street View

Explore The Great Barrier Reef From Your Desk With Google Street View Sep 27th, 2012 at 12:00PM: While Google Street View usually sticks to helping you explore land, users can now navigate Australia's Great Barrier Reef, right from their desks. Just launched, Google makes use of an innovative underwater camera that can record 360-degree images of the marine park. The project is part of the Catlin Seaview Survey, which was launched today at Monterey, California. For the next three years,...

Google Maps Heads To The Arctic

Google Maps Heads To The Arctic Aug 26th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Google's never ending quest to map the Earth has taken them to numerous remote locations and their Street View technology has made it possible for us to explore much of the planet without ever leaving home. Not only have they shown us the wonders of Ancient Mexico, but they've also taken us inside national parks, up the Amazon River and to a number of other iconic locations around the globe. But...

Google Street View Offers Virtual Trips Around Mexico's Ancient Monuments

Google Street View Offers Virtual Trips Around Mexico's Ancient Monuments Aug 22nd, 2012 at 4:00PM: We've talked a lot about Google Street View here on Gadling. It seems that every month a new attraction is added to this amazing and somewhat sinister application. The latest is a series of views of the great monuments of Mexico. Google has been cooperating with the National Institute of Anthropology and History to take images of important sites such as Teotihuacan, Palenque and Chichen Itza....

Google Street View Features California National Parks

Google Street View Features California National Parks Jul 31st, 2012 at 5:00PM: Want to see Redwood National Park but don't have the time or money to make the trip? How about Yosemite or Death Valley? Thanks to the graciously, life-improving, expanding Internet, you can now take a stroll through five California national parks right on Google Street View. The Official Google Blog outlines this new step. While seeing these monumental landscapes in person cannot be...

Google Street View Helps Visualize Cool Summer Attractions

Google Street View Helps Visualize Cool Summer Attractions Jul 11th, 2012 at 4:00PM: As summer blazes on, travelers are looking for cool places to go. A quick escape from summer heat to a water park, beach or lake might be just what they have in mind too. But how about a look first? Google Street View can give us a panoramic view from positions along many streets in the world, including some major summer attractions. A little warm where you are today? Click on one of...

Explore the Amazon with Google Street View

Explore the Amazon with Google Street View Mar 23rd, 2012 at 8:00AM: Yesterday, in honor of World Forest Day, Google rolled out a new addition to their popular Street View application. The Internet search giant updated the service with imagery and data from the Amazon River, giving would-be explorers the opportunity to travel along that famous waterway without ever leaving the comfort of their own home. According to the official Google Blog members of the Street...

Nature Valley Trail View is 'street view' for national parks

Nature Valley Trail View is 'street view' for national parks Mar 10th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Earlier this week, Nature Valley launched a fun new website that delivers a Google Street View-like experience for hiking trails in some of America's most popular and iconic national parks. Dubbed Nature Valley Trail View, the new site allows hikers to explore over 300 miles of trail directly from their browser. Much like its counter-part from Google, Trail View actually puts us on the ground...

Globe Genie magically transports you around the world

Globe Genie magically transports you around the world Oct 22nd, 2010 at 11:00AM: Ever had the feeling while traveling that you'd stumbled across something truly extraordinary? A beautiful unknown view or place that wasn't in your guidebook and only you discovered? That's how you'll probably feel after using Globe Genie, a nifty project that lets you randomly "teleport" around the world using Google's Street View feature. What is Globe Genie exactly? It's a project created...

European Union puts the thumbscrews on Google Street View maps

European Union puts the thumbscrews on Google Street View maps Mar 1st, 2010 at 4:30PM: Google Street View is probably one of the coolest mapping applications of the past decade (along with satellite images). I'll regularly pull up a Street View map before I head to a destination I've never been to, and in most cases, the images make it much easier for me to navigate. I've even used it on my Google powered phone as a way to get an idea where I'm heading. Sadly, the European...

Pompeii now on Google Street View

Pompeii now on Google Street View Dec 4th, 2009 at 8:30AM: The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is the latest addition to Google Street View. Available from Google's UNESCO World Heritage list of street views, it's the latest addition to a selection of famous sites that includes Stonehenge, Prague's historic center, and the Roman/Medieval Spanish town of Segovia. Pompeii was a Roman provincial town near the Gulf of Naples in Italy. It was buried by a...

Greece blocks Google Street View

Greece blocks Google Street View May 15th, 2009 at 2:30PM: If you've ever been worried that Google Street View might expose your closet smoking habit, Greece might be the country for you to hang out in for a while. There, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority has banned Street View "until it provides further guarantee about privacy." Though Street View is intended to show, well, the view of the street in a 360-degree panorama, the camera lens also...

Stweet mashes up Twitter with Google Street View

Stweet mashes up Twitter with Google Street View May 14th, 2009 at 10:00AM: It seems like we can't get enough of Twitter lately. In fact, as the service continues to add new users, the number of applications that help you use it for travel only seems to grow. Recently we learned a quirky new tool called Stweet that links up the street level views found on Google Maps with the power of Twitter. Although applications like Twittervision already show you a real time map of...

Angry British mob chases Google out of their town

Angry British mob chases Google out of their town Apr 6th, 2009 at 2:00PM: Here in the US we are used to being able to zoom in on street level images of anything in our area. Google started mapping up and down our streets years ago, and it all happened with so little fanfare, that nobody really got the chance to complain. Things are different in the UK, where residents are beginning to complain quite vocally about the privacy invasion caused by the ability to get up...

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