Monday, August 25, 2014

How to See your House in Google Earth Street View

How to See your House in Google Earth Street View. The picture above is taken from Google Earth in Street View Mode. If you are wonder how Google get the photos, well Google has sent many car drivers all over the world.
If you want to see the Street View, just zoom the location until appear a yellow man symbol below the compass icon like this:  

Google call it: Pegman. Just touch the Pegman with your finger and drag him in the street you want to view. Not all location has a street view. If there is "Exit Ground Level", then Street View is not available.

This is one of the Google Maps Street View Car:

Street View Car
When we first started Street View as an experimental project, we packed several computers into the back of an SUV, stuck cameras, lasers, and a GPS device on top, and drove around collecting our first imagery. We've come a long way since our initial U.S. launch in 2007; today we've expanded our 360-degree panoramic views to include locations on all seven continents

To view street-level imagery for a specific location, zoom into an area at an altitude of approximately 500km. You will see a pegman icon  appear at the top right below the navigation controls. Click and drag the  icon across the 3D viewer. A blue border will appear around roads that have street-level imagery available.

Drop the  on a road with the blue border and you will enter Street View. While in Street View, all applicable layers that are selected in the left panel under Layers are also visible. Learn more about layers.

You can navigate and rotate your view while in Street View mode by doing any of the following:

Double click an area of the image with your mouse.
Drag the imagery to the right or left with your mouse. In some locations, you can drag the imagery down to look skyward.
Use the keyboard arrows.
Use the scroll wheel of your mouse.
To exit Street View, select the Exit Street View button located at the top right.

If Street View is not available in a particular location, you will automatically enter the ground-level view.

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