Streetview goes Photosynth style all the way
With many innovations its not the first one who gets all the success, but the one who uses it the best. That could be the case with the type of features Photosynth is giving us. They launched a couple of years ago but haven't been able to become a 'big player' in usage.
Now Google might just run away with the traffic (again). With the announcement that Streetview is providing 'zoom photo navigation' they are doing what Photosynth has been doing for a couple of years, only with a bigger audience...
To optimize their service Google incorporates photographs from travel photo sharing site Panoramio. The user photos box in the top right corner now leads you to different images from different angles of the object you're looking for. A simple mouse over selects the images and a click changes your view.
Here's how it works on the Ramblas in Barcelona:
Google started using Panoramio last February by adding the user generated photos to Maps, allowing you to see the photos. Now they've added the 'photosynth' functionality.
Check out the video below to see the features
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