I was just checking out the new interface to Google Maps Street View by looking at my neighborhood, and I was mysteriously teleported to a rural road in Boulder County. I just clicked to travel down the street that I was on, and I made an inexplicable jump. It was rather surreal, as it happened to be a road that I’ve traveled many times with a nice view of the Flatirons. Perhaps that’s a future feature for exploration — beam me to a random spot nearby.
I noticed some other anomalies today with Google Maps, such as the inability for 30 minutes to view any map at all regardless of zoom level. After years of use, this is the first time that I’ve run into such problems. Must be some issues with their servers or is it my connection?
I really like the new interface that gives you a more intuitive cursor that can be clicked on the ground ahead of you or on the face of a building to zoom in. There’s much more of a 3D perspective with this new tool, and it points to many potential applications for signs and street markers that will allow us to explore this virtual world more completely.