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    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.

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    Rip The Jacker's Avatar Retired
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    Damn, that is so cool!

    Too bad they don't have images of my street and apartment, but a bunch of nearby streets. They actually took photos of the entire streets going side to side, it really is almost like your walking there!

    Very cool.

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    i hear we'll have flying buses and colour televisions soon too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip The Jacker
    Damn, that is so cool!

    Too bad they don't have images of my street and apartment, but a bunch of nearby streets. They actually took photos of the entire streets going side to side, it really is almost like your walking there!

    Very cool.
    what website is that then, is it amazon or what?

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    will it also consist of those scenarios where you can't find a way out and you shoot at every brick/thing/mm you see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian_28
    Quote Originally Posted by Rip The Jacker
    Damn, that is so cool!

    Too bad they don't have images of my street and apartment, but a bunch of nearby streets. They actually took photos of the entire streets going side to side, it really is almost like your walking there!

    Very cool.
    what website is that then, is it amazon or what?
    You just posted it. Look at your first post.

    http://maps.a9.com/

    I found my work place, my school, and my grandma's house with it. Man I have too much free time.
    Last edited by Rip The Jacker; 08-22-2005 at 11:29 PM.

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    Excellent...found my old apartment block...the pub....

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    hmm, interesting, but there's no giant T in San Francisco Bay
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    is that all there are i thought there be loads of photos, mind you a bet they will be adding many more in the coming months.

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    Oh, not as impressive as i thought.
    I expected it to be likea 3d walkaround the city thing, not just browse a couple pictures.

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