New website lets you animate Google streetview images along your planned route, creating a hyperlapse video of trips!
This is fabulously gorgeous.
For probably as long as Street View has been available, I’ve dreamed of being able to use Google’s imagery to construct a driving simulation, on the fly, through any locale you choose. Like Gran Turismo on the Playstation, only as an open-ended, sandbox world.
Looks like these guys have it close. I wonder what it would take to make it “playable”…
(Cue nostalgia for the old college house where I spent one hot summer playing GT on the PS1, for the experience of moving smoothly through space at very high velocities, for the feeling of mastery and control over one’s surroundings.)