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Mapping the world a frame at a time

Original post made on Jun 25, 2012

It's the fifth anniversary of Google's Street View, a virtual reality map interface, and the Computer History Museum is commemorating the Mountain View-based tech company's achievement with an exhibit, opening this weekend.

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Posted by Tech watcher
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Few seem to remember that Amazon had equivalent technology 2 years before Google's Street View:
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August 15, 2005: "The service integrates interactive maps with A9's Block View technology, which offers photos of both sides of streets taken from trucks equipped with digital cameras and Global Positioning System receivers. The 35 million shots taken so far are also used in Amazon's Yellow Pages search, which features photos of businesses alongside addresses and phone numbers."