Automating Street View
April 3, 2011 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to make Google Street View "drive" for me?

I enjoy looking at stuff in Street View, but it's a big pain in the ass to continually click on the arrow to move. Is there a way to set a route and have Google automatically "drive" you through it, so you progress without having to click anything?

I would love to be able to sit back and watch an automated Street View tour like this - is it possible to do?
posted by Despondent_Monkey to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This demo works fairly well.
posted by Ian Scuffling at 12:40 PM on April 3, 2011 [2 favorites]

That tool is good for following pre-planned routes, but if you just want to browse around a general area you can jump through Street View scenes fairly quickly by double-clicking the road ahead of you. This technique will even let you leap across rivers or down long highways -- wherever you can see the road, you can usually go.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:53 PM on April 3, 2011

Also, Google Street View keyboard shortcuts work when the focus is on the street view and not the search box. For actual navigating, not mentioned, use the arrow keys.
posted by dhartung at 4:59 PM on April 3, 2011

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