Google released the preview of its 3D mapping service named “Street View”. You can see this view as a new layer in addition to Satellite and Traffic in Google Maps. Street View shows you eye level photos of the current location. It is currently only offered for major metropolitan cities of San Francisco, Las Vegas, […]
It will be sometime before you can find your next concert ticket on Google Base and purchase it from Google. Completion of Google Wallet will help.
It remained to be seen how eBay, which owns a stake in craigslist, will react to the potential for Google to become a competitor. >>
Here is a php script that gets the Latitude and Longitude of any address using the google maps API.
The original script comes from Ken. I just made some minor adjustments to it and made it dynamic.
Finally, I crawled out of the hole and tried Google Earth. You will never look at maps the same way again. This thing is simply amazing. Wow! OK I just spent 1 hour looking at my city and took a 3-D virtual tour of the Grand Canyon. I stopped only because my machine froze. Perhaps it had to do with the amount of processing or graphics, or network usage. It's like playing video games with our little planet Earth. The real power of the software is in layers. Just like a Photoshop document, you can stack up layers of map data in Google Earth. Some of the many layers offered are, National Geographic Magazine, Keyhole Community BBS, Businesses, Roads, Terrain, Buildings, Borders, Crime Stats, Postal Code Boundaries, 3D buildings, Earthquakes and Populated places. The Google Earth software is currently in beta and is offered in Free, Plus, and Pro formats for Windows based PCs with lots of RAM and 3D graphics cards. I would guess almost all people who bought or built a PC or laptop in the past two years are in good shape. So Google has now officially entered the business of selling software. Besides Toolbar, Desktop, and Talk there are a slew of other helper applications. While Microsoft is going online with Live, Google is going "soft".