• May 2nd 2008 at 9:01AM
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Thanks to inventions like GPS Navigation and online directions, it's getting harder to get lost by the day. Google Maps has been a big hit for folks trying to navigate to new destinations, and the free service just got cooler with the integration of Street-View into driving directions. Now when you enter a destination and get step by step directions, you can also click on a camera icon on the map to get a street-level view of the roads you'll be traveling.

Street Maps allows you to rotate the view, click arrows to virtually travel the route, and even check out landmarks that you'll be passing along the way. That way you'll have a distinct visual to look out for when you're going to turn, instead of seeing the tiny street sign at the last possible minute. The photo resolution is so clear, you can check out where there are one-way streets, read parking signs, and even keep tabs on speed limits on your route. The only draw-back is that you need to be within one of the 44 regions of the US to use the feature, but most metropolitan areas have the feature.

[Source: Carscoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      More Google Street View madness here:

      • 7 Years Ago
      My faith in that system is already out the window. The street it is labeling is Jefferson.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually, its correct. What you're looking at is where the Lodge begins as Jefferson / the Lodge pass under Cobo Center.
      • 7 Years Ago
      First off, its mad accurate. Its how I find alternate routes getting in and out of Boston. I can take nearly 15-20 minutes off a 45 minute commute by finding roads that I would have never thought to turn down otherwide.

      Secondly, however, this feature has been on google maps for a long time now- well over a year at least! Idk why they are just making it a story now.