Read the article on my new blog under http://blog.js-development.com/2007/06/street-view-on-google-maps.html
Google Maps has now a new feature, the "Street View".
Street View gives you navigable 360-degree street-level imagery inThe feature is really cool, although at the moment it is only available in these cities:
Google Maps for selected cities. You can see images for a spot and
take virtual walks along that street. So when you're trying to find
the perfect outdoor cafe for lunch with friends or want a glimpse of
the neighborhood you're considering moving to, use Google Maps to see
what the spot actually looks like, as if you were right there in
San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver.
Just open Google Maps and navigate to one of the above cities. The there should be a button called "Street View". When you click on it, you will see a little figure appear on the map which you can move around to different locations in the city and explore the streets.
Here a sample of Miami I made:
The appearing image in the balloon can be dragged around and zoomed in as usual on Google Maps, really as if you would stand there.
You can try it out, by clicking on this link, a location on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.