We love Google Street View, both for its use as a real tool when mapping directions and for its amazing ability to function as an internet time waster. Turns out, though, that there is yet another awesome use for Google Street View that we had never considered ourselves.

Toronto-based design firm Teehan+Lax has created a process that allows users to build time-lapse animations using Google Street View imagery, and it's calling the resulting videos Hyperlapses. If you don't fancy the predetermined routes made by the firm – though we're sure you will – you can create your own using their web interface.

Scroll down below to see what Street View animations look like in video form, and let us know if you create any of your own that you want to share.

Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo.

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