“Hiking” the path from Grindelwald First to the Faulhorn and on to Schynige Platte using Google Street View.
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 already available for free…
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 railway company Rhaetian Railways has teamed up with Google to provide a “Street View” version of its iconic line through south-eastern Switzerland.
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.