Google Streetview, we’ve all used it… maybe just the once
When it first came out, I remember it being limited to the bigger cities like New York and London, it was cool and clever but I just couldn’t imagine using it for anything genuinely useful.
Then, Streetview did my town, my street and my house* and I spent hour in front of the screen looking at things I could see much quicker and easier by getting up and walking out the door. Seeing them digitised made them seem wholly more interesting and I even used it once to find where to park at a place I’d never been before.
Then I didn’t use it for about a year**.
However, in the last two days I’ve used it loads and it’s even made me laugh – thanks to those pesky advertisers. Streetview data can now be used in some really fun and interesting ways check out these below…
As part of the new British Airways campaign for the London 2012 Olympics you can now see a Jumbo jet driving down your street.
Prepare for takeoff here »
A new viral campaign from Confused sees a bunch of cartoon zombies invading your local area. This one is particularly clever as it uses nearby locations as well as your street.
Unleash the zombies here »
I think we’ve just seen the beginning of this particular ‘craze’. I’ll update the list as and when I get more…
If you find any please post them in the comments below…
* Yes – thanks ‘Father-in-Law’ for leaving my garage door wide open and exposing the contents to the world!
** Probably an exaggeration.