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Old 03-28-2011, 09:44 PM   #41
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Is it the location I picked or am I doing something wrong? I Googled Google street view but all i get is an aerial view, I can't view anything at ground level. Could someone give me a location I could try that you can see things from the street level? Thanks.
You can see things at street level nearly anywhere these days, except for the most remote (or private) areas.

Here are Google's instructions on how to use Streetview.

And here are my instructions, if they help any (Google's are probably better):
Go to www.google.com/maps and zoom in on a major city in the United States. Zoom in pretty far. Then when you click on the little orange "man" on the left, to drag him over to the map, the streets with Streetview will be blue. Pull him over to one of the blue streets and you can see in streetview. The arrows on the street show you which ways you can "walk" by clicking on the arrows.

If you zoom out quite a way, you may just see the aerial view.

Once you have learned how to use it, you will find you can see things from the street level even in small towns and many other countries. You can walk along the banks of the Seine, or check out a small town or whatever you want to do.
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Is it the location I picked or am I doing something wrong? I Googled Google street view but all i get is an aerial view, I can't view anything at ground level. Could someone give me a location I could try that you can see things from the street level? Thanks.
If you're trying it on a small town there may not be street views available yet. Try it on a major city, all the streets should be covered there.
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If you're trying it on a small town there may not be street views available yet. Try it on a major city, all the streets should be covered there.
You're right - - it doesn't work on all roads out in the country, and in some small towns only the major streets are available.

In Springfield, Missouri (my favorite small town), essentially all the streets are available but in the countryside around there, only the major roads are on Streetview. In Kailua (Oahu), Hawaii, where my family lived, most of the streets are on Streetview but not all.

Even in big cities, some very exclusive gated and guarded communities of multi-multi-million dollar mansions cannot be seen on Streetview.
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You're right - - it doesn't work on all roads out in the country, and in some small towns only the major streets are available.

In Springfield, Missouri (my favorite small town), essentially all the streets are available but in the countryside around there, only the major roads are on Streetview. In Kailua (Oahu), Hawaii, where my family lived, most of the streets are on Streetview but not all.

Even in big cities, some very exclusive gated and guarded communities of multi-multi-million dollar mansions cannot be seen on Streetview.
My town is small enough that only the two highways that come through town are covered. Around those two there are hundreds of square miles that are not available.
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My town is small enough that only the two highways that come through town are covered. Around those two there is hundreds of square miles that are not available.
I can't wait until Streetview covers ALL the streets, even in small towns! Sometimes I fantasize that it might cover the insides of public places, like stores and museums, or back alleys and courtyards in the French Quarter. Maybe sometime in our lifetimes. Meanwhile, those of us with aerial photos can even check the roof for missing shingles using the aerial photos. The resolution is that good in my area, anyway. Or you could see my lawn furniture in the back yard.
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You can see things at street level nearly anywhere these days, except for the most remote (or private) areas.

Here are Google's instructions on how to use Streetview.

And here are my instructions, if they help any (Google's are probably better):
Go to www.google.com/maps and zoom in on a major city in the United States. Zoom in pretty far. Then when you click on the little orange "man" on the left, to drag him over to the map, the streets with Streetview will be blue. Pull him over to one of the blue streets and you can see in streetview. The arrows on the street show you which ways you can "walk" by clicking on the arrows.

If you zoom out quite a way, you may just see the aerial view.

Once you have learned how to use it, you will find you can see things from the street level even in small towns and many other countries. You can walk along the banks of the Seine, or check out a small town or whatever you want to do.

Thanks W2R, I did all that you stated. I guess I am using it correctly.

I used the address where I grew up as a kid and none of the streets are in blue so I thought that was the problem but it is a town with a population of 35k so I thought that was large enough to have it's streets mapped.

Now where I live today is out in the sticks on a dirt road in a small town with a population of 5,600 so I wouldn't expect this to be street view.

edited: I just walked down the main street in the town I grew up in. Strange! Things changed a lot since I moved away 20 years ago.
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