Check this out. Google Street View just created a new feat. What’s available now is the virtual tour of Venice with the help of their Street View Trekker technology. I have never been Venice and it has always been on one of my to go places for the longest time. With the Street View technology, it is now possible. Taken by a team of backpackers, they took great effort in making sure that enough materials were taken to make this an awesome experience. What’s even more amazing was that they also made efforts to map out all the attractions and you can now see interesting spots where you can spot the first Jewish Ghetto or even the Devil’s Bridge in Torcello island. If you are into Venice, do check out the technology.
Blue areas indicated places that are covered by Google Street View
With the help of technology, man has achieved greater heights in their discovery of the world. So many things that were deem impossible is made palatable through technology. Now, we can even travel across Japan from North Hokkaido to Southern Kyushu. The entire journey is about 1500 miles long and if you were to travel by car, that would be at least 30 hours of non-stop driving. No one would possibly want to do that even if you had a choice. Design engineering firm takram have invented a way to allow us to travel across the island by sitting at our desk. And the best thing is, they could do it in less than an hour. The total time require would be about 15mins.
You see, with Google Street View, it is now possible to see or view most of Japan. They realized that most of Japan had now been photographed by Google’s Street View. With the use of Hyperlapse, an open source coding program, they manage to create short animations using frames from Street View. Thus, the team managed to create a program that captures all the frames and piece it up together by animating the entire route from the Northern to the Southern part of Japan. I reckon this is yet another new way of travel. Check out these cool videos.
From Northern to Southern Hokkaido (10 min)
From Northern Honshu to Tokyo (10 min)
From Tokyo to Osaka (15 min)
From Osaka to the Southern tip of Honshu (10 min)
From Northern to Southern Kyushu (9 min)