Regardless of whether you think glassholes should be banned or allowed, the latest Google announcement is pretty cool albeit a little scary, too. Back on April 24th, (continuing the "I'm a little behind" theme) they announced that Google Street View will now have a historical database backing it up. This is mostly cool. The WSJ piece notes
Users want to see how their old neighborhood looked years ago, the building of iconic landmarks, or cities before and after natural disasters, said Luc Vincent the Google Maps Street View director of engineering.
Heck Luc, plenty of us want to see what our current neighborhood looked like "back in the day" when Street View started (2007). We're not all six months into our lease and waiting for the Google bus. B'game has changed a lot just in the seven years so this should be interesting. Here are the details
If you see an hourglass in the upper left corner of a Street View panorama, that means there is a past imagery you can peruse. Just click the hourglass and a thumbnail of past images will appear.
How fun...I hope the Google camera car has gone past the Post Office a couple times since 2007.