We were very excited to see our offices appear on Google Street View South Africa. I remember when the Google Prius drove passed our office in 2009 and here’s the image they captured at 149 Goodwood Street in Kyalami.
What is Google Street View?
Google Street View is the new addition to Google Maps and it allows you to explore a certain area with panoramic street-level photos.
Where is Google Street View Available?
It hasn’t been applied to all Google Maps yet but it is active for the following countries:
- South Africa
- New Zealand
Although there have been concerns about the safety aspect of Google Street View, the Internet giant has taken preventative steps to ease worries.
Using Google Street View
Google Street View has a number of useful functions for users including:
- Find the location for you work meeting and check out the parking that’s available in the area (not in real time)
- Find the best spot to watch a marathon
- Explore your travel destination before you fly
- Look at areas where you have intentions of buying property
Google Street View is a great tool and the only way you’ll be able to unlock its potential is by having a look for yourself.