Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Transfagarasan Highway in Street View

Street View Drives

Earlier today Google Sightseeing found a beautiful Street View of the Transfagarasan Highway in Romania. I couldn't resist the temptation to create a little animation of a drive down this amazingly twisty road.

The link to this latest Street View animation can be found at the bottom of Street View Drives. Essentially the animation just flicks through consecutive still images from Google Street View.

You can use the provided buttons to change the direction of the camera and to speed up the animation.

You can create something very similar yourself with Directions Map. Directions Map uses Google Maps to help users create an embedable driving directions map for their website or blog. This Google Maps based widget allows you to create an animated Street View tour. If you just add a starting point and a destination to Directions Map you can view the route entirely in Street View.

Here's a link to Directions Map that I created for the Transfagarasan Highway.

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