Thursday, February 13, 2014

For Geography Nerds

How many of us geography nerds have gotten annoyed that Google Streetview doesn't cover China? Whelp, here's the fix:

While everything's in Chinese, be advised that the commands on the upper left-hand corner of the map correspond to Map, Terrain, and Satellite views respectively. To the right of Satellite view is an icon with a peg--that's Streetview. You can't just drag and drop, though; click on the icon once to show the places where streetview is available, and click on the line or intersection of your choice to see what it looks like on the ground.

You can also search, although you get much better results if you first translate your criteria (name) to Chinese, and then search.

It's a fun way to see how incredibly diverse China's urban geography is.

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