Posts Tagged ‘Google Street View’

Finding A Business With Google Street View

August 29, 2009

The Google Maps team has made several improvements to Google’s Street View product.

By clicking the “Street View” link in the info bubble of any search result the business pin and info bubble also appear.

After viewing a result, you can search from within the info bubble for another business without exiting “Street View” as well as see how far you are from other search results.

Being able to continue to search from within “Street View” reduces the amount of keystrokes required to get information while making Google Maps data more interactive and useful.

Google Maps Street View of Man with a Gun

January 30, 2009

The Smoking Gun has published a Google Maps Street View image of a man carrying a gun he had apparently just purchased.

The Smoking Gun doesn’t link directly to Google’s street image but does provide some clues as to where the image can be found.

Google Maps Street View Man with Gun

Google Maps Street View Man with Gun

It took me about three minutes to find this picture.

How long will it take for you to find the same public Google Maps Street View image of the man walking with a gun?

Graceland in Google Street View

December 9, 2008

The Google Earth and Maps team has doubled their amount of Street View coverage of the United States.

Google Street Views are now available in Memphis, Birmingham, and Charleston (SC), along with the states of Maine, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

With Google Street View, virtual tourists can now view points of interest in the cities and states above like the entrance to Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis shown below.

Graceland Memphis, TN

Graceland Memphis, TN

Google Street View: Eiffel Tower Paris France

October 16, 2008

Google Maps now have Street View available live in France.

To get an idea of which cities in France have Google Street View available, search Google Maps for “France” and switch to the street view tab.

Google Street View France

Google Street View France

This will give you a general idea of where Google has street view images available in France.

Next, search street view while in Google Maps for a specific city within France to see whether the city has been photographed yet or not.

This image indicates Paris, France has live Google street view images.

Paris France Google Street View

Paris France Google Street View

A search for Eiffel Tower Paris France then produces a view from the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Clicking or moving the orange person icon onto any blue street and panning the camera image can give you a better perspective of any location or landmark as in the picture below.

Welcome to the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Adwords Examples on Google Maps

October 11, 2008

I was giving a presentation in Utah last week using Google Local Search and Google Maps as examples which evidently included new distribution points for Adwords advertising.

In the examples below, you can see an Adwords ad displayed in two locations in both types of Google Maps products being searched.

A search for Trump Soho Hotel in Google Maps produces two Adwords advertisers ads – one in the top left corner above Google’s local search results with the other ad below the map itself.

Trump Soho Hotel Google Maps

Trump Soho Hotel Google Maps

The same search in Google Street View also generates two Google Ads in the same locations as in the Google Map view search.

Trump Soho Hotel Google Maps Street View

Trump Soho Hotel Google Maps Street View

Its not clear to me as a Google Adwords advertiser just how I can get my ads distributed and displayed in these local map search results.

None of my geo-targeted Adwords campaigns are generating these types of ad distribution results.

Google Street View Maps

August 20, 2008

Google has been busy populating their maps product with more street level view pictures.

To see whether or not your city has been captured on film or not, go to Google Maps and select street view.

Google Maps shows which cities have been photographed or not.

Google US Street View

Google US Street View

Next drill down to your particular city and location by inputting the address, city and state or in the case of a specific landmark like the Golden Gate Bridge – just enter the landmark’s name with or without the city

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco CA

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco CA

Click on the street view link and you will get a photograph which can then be tilted up and down or rotated 360 degrees to view different angles of the location Google has mapped.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

In this case you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay and the San Francisco skyline all at once.

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay


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