Street View Tours with Google Maps
Street View Tours interacts with the Google Maps API technology to provide interactive maps along with Street View imagery. Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology and local business information -- including business locations, contact information, and driving directions. With Google Maps, viewers enjoy the following unique features that include a view of city streets using a 360 degree horizontal view and a 290 degree vertical view. This allows you to have a virtual tour of a street from the comfort of your PC or laptop computer. All the cities that we provide tourism and travel guides for support Google's Street View technology. This creates a much more interactive and immersive visitor guide. Thanks to this technology, you can read about a location while virtually touring the location and its surrounding area.
City Tours at Home and on the Go
Street View Tours uses Version 3 of the Google maps API. Version 3 of the Google maps API is especially designed to be faster and more applicable to mobile devices, as well as traditional desktop browser applications. This means that all the interactive maps and street view imagery provided by Street View Tours can be viewed on traditional PCs or on smart phones like the Apple iPhone.
The Street View Tour Remote
Additionally, Street View Tours provides extra controls to Google's Street View technology to further enhance the virtual city guides. This is done through the Street View Tour Remote. The image above is a Street View image of Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom. Using the Street View Tour Remote below the image, it is possible to automatically pan around the Street View image, pitch up or down as well as zoom in and out. You can try it by clicking on any of the buttons of the Street View Tour Remote to see what happens.