Google Maps Lets You Browse Old Street View Imagery
Google has updated Google Maps to enable users to look at historical imagery using Street View. Users can browse imagery dating bak to 2007.
This shows you how:
“Now with Street View, you can see a landmark’s growth from the ground up, like the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil,” says Vinay Shet, Google Street View Product Manager. “This new feature can also serve as a digital timeline of recent history, like the reconstruction after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Japan. You can even experience different seasons and see what it would be like to cruise Italian roadways in both summer and winter.”
“Forget going 88 mph in a DeLorean—you can stay where you are and use Google Maps to virtually explore the world as it is—and as it was,” Shet adds.
The feature appears to still be in the process of rolling out.
Images via Google