Friday, April 25, 2014

Time travel with Google Street View

I always knew Google would do this, it was so obvious. Google Street View now has a new feature that lets you go back in time with Street View to see how any location looked right back to when Google's cameras first captured the view. Now when you start Street View you'll see a time stamp on the pop-up Street View window and a time-line with a slider. You can select from any of the points on the slider.
Your street, like mine, probably hasn't changed much. Time magazine has put together a series of time-lapse sequences that show iconic buildings like NYC's One World Trade Center rising out of the ground over the years. This feature will be fascinating to explore in 20 to 30 years time. 

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