Since I love all things Google I thought I'd share something I found recently with the blog world. I seriously do love Google- why do I not work for them yet?! I'd be just my luck that everyone already knows about this feature since I'm not always the first to be informed on these issues. Why isn't Larry Page texting me saying 'just launched new 45 degree angle view on google maps, check it out!". Dunno why. But I sure did find this awesome gem. What is it? A 45 degree view on google maps!
Probably anyone (who's reading this blog) is aware of google maps. You can look at regular map view, aerial view and even street view for most locations in the USA & World. Sorry if you live in a place with no street view - that must suck a little. You are missing the chance to google your house and see your car in the driveway - license plate and all faces blurred obvi.
Anyway now you can check out another view of the world. 45 degrees aerial view! I'm not sure it's available yet everywhere. To check it out just go to http://www.maps.google.com/ and zoom in somewhere. You have to be pretty close in then once you get to a certain point in aerial view the 45 degrees view will appear. Then you can zoom in more and get a much clearer picture of an area. I feel that this new 45 degree angle is the best for checking out somewhere new. It gives you a clear idea of the whole area as well as the sides of buildings. Rather than just looking at the outlines of the roofs or the close up of the streets from 6 feet off the ground - this is the perfect combo!
Obviously I'm loving this feature in our search for a new rental place for when we move (next month?). Eak! That's soon. I better get back to checking out houses and neighborhoods. Just thought I should share this. Gotta love Google!