Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about google

  • “Hiking” the path from Grindelwald First to the Faulhorn and on to Schynige Platte using Google Street View.

  • Google Translate App

    Mind: blown. The app isn’t anywhere near as snappy or as accurate as the “fun” promotional video would suggest, but it does optically recognize text in a foreign language of your choice and translate it live for you on your smart phone screen. The translations are a bit hit-and-miss, but if this kind of technology is…

  • Google Photo Sphere

    Google View is an online community for sharing spherical interactive images, and Google has released an accompanying smartphone app to go with it called “Photo Sphere”.

  • Swiss Train View

    Swiss railway company Rhaetian Railways has teamed up with Google to provide a “Street View” version of its iconic line through south-eastern Switzerland.

  • Your 2013

    Your 2013

    It’s wasn’t just me who released a review of 2013 this week: Google has too. Their Zeitgeist film of 2013 shows what the world was looking for online this year.

  • As a photographer who travels a little and who likes to take photographs on the street of scenes and people interacting, I am fascinated by the huge amount of fuss which is being caused by the introduction of “Street View” – a photographic representation within the Google Earth interface – in the U.K.