Google Street View comes to Blackheath

Google Street View in Blackheath village, London

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So, it’s finally happened.  Those mysterious looking black VW Beetles have finally dumped all their data into the Google Hive Mind, – lo and behold – we have Blackheath in glorious pseudo-3D almost QuickTime VR Panoramatastic streetview!

The screenshot (from Google) doesn’t do it justice.  Click on the link, and have a look for yourself- you can move all around Blackheath, step by step, as though you were walking down the streets.  I can see my house!  But the real magic is that you can turn your head.  The 360 degree panoramic stitching is really quite amazing.

Anyway, it renders the poor old Bugle’s Virtual Tour of Blackheath to the dustbin, I suspect… And the various Google Maps 3D views don’t seem quite as shiny any more either.

Anyway Buglers, let me know what you spot as you saunter through the cyber streets of Blackheath…

UPDATE: It goes as far as The Pagoda! Map here

The Blackheath Tea Hut! Map here.

The Princess of Wales pub! Map here.

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2 responses to “Google Street View comes to Blackheath

  1. Anonymous

    Glad the windows had been recently cleaned as I can see someone through them. Must ask my partner who was visiting while I was at work.

  2. Blackheath Ann

    This is addictive! Found my house minus car, but unable to find myself or it around the village. In fact there are few people about. Perhaps many are on holiday – the parched heath near All Saints suggests height of summer. The googlecar gets stuck behind the bin lorry coming up Southvale Road… good to know it happens to other people too!

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