How Do You View Your House From the Street Using Google Street View?


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If a home is visible on Google Street View it can be viewed by clicking and dragging the Pegman icon onto the street in front of the address desired and releasing the mouse button. If a home was not photographed by Google's cameras it cannot be viewed.

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Google Street View was first introduced on May 25th, 2007 in the United States. The technology is made possible by a fleet of cars that have a high-definition panoramic camera rig mounted to the roof that continuously photographs the surroundings of the vehicle as it drives.

The photographs obtained from the Street View cars are stitched together by the Google Maps and Google Earth teams to create seamless imagery of cities and towns around the world that are fully explorable using built-in navigation controls. Using these controls, the end user can navigate forward and backward up and down a street and in some cases jump from the street to inside of major attractions utilizing Photo Sphere technology.

Google has also used Street View to photograph amusement parks, including Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. It is possible to use Google Maps to fully explore the walkways of the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure parks as well as the City Walk concourse area connecting the two parks.

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