Tuesday, April 1, 2008

See Cleveland Via Google Maps Street View

Street View from the West Shoreway

The Plain Dealer reported today that Cleveland is now included in the list of cities where a “street view” is available using Google Maps. The street view shows you actual images of what you would see on the street if you were standing or driving there yourself. (Don't worry, it's not live!) Just go to this link to Google Maps, type in “Cleveland, Oh” in the search box, and select a location or zoom in to see the “pointer” you can use to carry yourself along the street. Make sure you select the street view box to see the actual street photos.

For many months now, I’ve been traveling the streets of a lot of the major US cities using Google Maps street view – plus seeing many cities and natural wonders of the world using a separate program called Google Earth. It’s interesting and entertaining. So take a few minutes to cruise around the city without the need for a car, without ever leaving your chair.

Here’s the link to the article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer if you’d like more information.

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Anonymous said...

Do you have any day it was filmed on? The PD said an october weekend, but I'm curious what the precise date is.

All Things Cleveland said...

Based on the limited information I can find, the precise date and time is not made available. It seems like it could be a security issue. If one knew the exact date and time of the photograph, it would be possible to determine the height of a tall structure by measuring the length of its shadow.