INTERNET users will soon be able to walk the streets of New York and other cities-without leaving their seat.
Website Amazon has commissioned 35 million street-level photos in 24 major US cities.
Its block view system will allow users to explore by clicking on buttons to navigate their way round.
A spokesman said: "it's like a virtual tour of the cities. You can locate parking lots, check out the shopfronts and get a feel for the different neighbourhoods."
The site under development is at maps.a9.com.