Microsoft Research has developed a pretty cool demo of what they are calling Street Slide. I won't bother describing it as you can see it in action yourself in the video above.
Watching the video I couldn't help thinking that you could produce something very similar with Google Maps Street View. I knocked together this proof of concept in about an hour. I think with a few more hours on this and a little help with jQuery you could actually get something that looked and worked very well.
Update: I've now added a demo for the south side of Oxford Street. The first demo just uses the static images for Street Views and places them side by side.
In this second demo I've tried to stitch the images together. This take a bit more work (with Photoshop), so for now I've only got fours Street Views in this example. So to load the Street Views just click on different parts of the image.
- Demo 1
- Demo 2
- Demo 3 - a combination of the first two attempts
- Demo 4 - now with side view and Street View in the same div container - just click on the image to switch to the Street View
- Demo 5 - as demo 4 but now using the secret Google Static Street View API