Blog of Jonathan A. Eisen ( @phylogenomics ), Professor at U.C. Davis.
How funny! I noticed they had added interactive photos to Google Maps last week, and my husband and I wondered how they did it, if they actually sent someone around to take pictures of every intersection. I guess they did :) It's a great new feature. How funny that you've been immortalized by Google.
Apparently they drive around with a GPS enabled camera with 8 lenses and it takes pictures in all directions and then they somehow stitch them together to get Street View.
That's fascinating! Thanks.
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