Sunday, February 28, 2010

Algonquin Park in Google Street View

What a world we live in!

The Google Street View camera car went to Algonquin Park (and a lot of other places). While it did pass through Oxtongue Lake, it did not drive up our road, so you can't see the Oxtongue Lake store.

Check out the view of our Opeongo Store and water taxi. You can "drive" down the Opeongo Road, Highway 60 and about halfway to Rock Lake (why didn't they go all the way?).

If you have not not seen this before, and you have Google Earth on your computer, here is what to do:

- open Google Earth
- check the Street View check box in the Layers menu (lower left of your screen)
- go to some area you know (like your street address)
- if you see little camera icons, double click on one of them
- this will open the street view, then click on full screen
- play with the arrows in upper right to see the 360 degree view
- see what people were doing on that day!

If you have yet to discover Google Earth,  this is what it is, according to Google:
Google Earth streams the world over wired and wireless networks enabling users to virtually go anywhere on the planet and see places in photographic detail.  This is not like any map you have ever seen.  This is a 3D model of the real world, based on real satellite images combined with maps, guides to restaurants, hotels, entertainment, businesses and more.  You can zoom from space to street level instantly and then pan or jump from place to place, city to city, even country to country.

Get Google Earth.  Put the world in perspective.

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