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Street View Hits Mars With This 4-Gigapixel Panoramic


Street View Hits Mars With This 4-Gigapixel Panoramic There’s been no shortage of Mars pictures since Curiosity landed. We’ve got Martian mountains, rover selfies, the works. But thanks to a little image stitching by a clever dude back here on Earth, now we have Mars Street View, kind of.

Photographer Andrew Bodrov took a whopping 407 of the pictures Curiosity took with its narrow and medium cameras and hooked them together to make a four gigapixel, 360 Mars-globe, the likes of which you’d expect from a Martian Street View UFO.

What’s even wilder is that the seemingly seamless scene wasn’t actually taken all at once or even close to it; the pictures that make it up were taken over a series 13, monotonus Martian days, which are just about a half hour longer than our own. If you thought you wanted to go to Mars, maybe this will help you cool your jets a bit. Ain’t much more to see in person. [Andrew Bodrov via PetaPixel]

Mars Gigapixel Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 in The World

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Google makes Gesture Search compatible with Nexus 7, improves app’s overall performance


Google makes Gesture Search compatible with Nexus 7, improves app's overall performance

Earlier this morning, Google did the iOS crowd a generous favor by flipping the switch on its Street View service to help alleviate some of those Maps troubles, so it’s only natural to take care of the Android faithful as well. With that in mind, Google has updated its Gesture Search to be fully compatible with the ASUS-built Nexus 7, as well as improving the application’s UI, boosting search performance, adding support for more languages and allowing contacts without digits to now be searchable. The new version of Gesture Search can be downloaded now via Google Play, straight from your device or by simply using the link down below.

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Google Maps Street View Now Works On The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)


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Google announced today it updated the mobile web version of Google Maps app to include the popular Street View feature.

That means you can now access Street View on your iPhone by opening Google Maps in the Safari browser. Just head to, enter an address, and tap the “pegman” icon to enter Street View.

Since Google Maps is no longer baked into Apple’s Maps app for iPhones and iPads, using the web-based version is your best option. Google is said to be working on a standalone Google Maps app for the iPhone, but it probably won’t be ready for a few months.

In the meantime, you can learn how to add the Google Maps website to your iPhone’s home screen here >

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Some of the world’s most beautiful and historic places are in some of the most difficult to visit locations. If globetrekking isn’t in your budget, take a desktop vacation instead with the Google World Wonders Project and view beautiful places like the Toshodai-ji Temple in Japan, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew in the UK, or the old town of Ouro Preto in Brazil.

The World Wonders Project uses Google’s Street View technology to take you on virtual tours of some of the world’s most historically significant places. With destinations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, you can browse areas of interest by selecting a continent or a theme from the menus at the top of the page, by clicking through the photo carousel in the center, or even by clicking and dragging the globe at the bottom until you see something you like. Then, just click “explore this site now” to take a Street View-powered walking tour.

The links on the right side of the page will give you more information about the location, related videos and other walkthroughs, and even photos and 3D models of the location so you can see more detail. It’s definitely not as good as going and experiencing some of these beautiful places on your own, but if you’re stuck at your desk, it may be the next best thing. Best of all, if you have a Panoramio account, you can even contribute some of your own photos, if you ever do visit.

Hit the link below to give it a try, and check out this related video for a fun behind the scenes look at how all of these images were captured. Have you been to any of these places yourself, or did we inspire you to pack your bags? Let us know where you’ve been in the comments below.

Google World Wonders Project | via Tekzilla Daily

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Google World Wonders Project takes you to Earth’s treasures in glorious Street View vision (video)



Google has already been taking us to exotic locations through Street View, but now it’s hoping to enshrine the most famous places on Earth through the World Wonders Project, one car (or trike) at a time. A total of 132 sites, ranging from natural landmarks like Yosemite to much more synthetic constructions like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, have both an on-the-ground view as well as 3D renderings, videos and loads of history from UNESCO and the World Monuments Fund, among others. The educational bent is so conspicuous that Google is offering up some of the content in downloadable bundles for schools along with the usual web-based look. All of it promises a much more fascinating, hands-on approach than a dry textbook, and it’s a unique way of bringing encyclopedic knowledge to an era of Chromebooks and the cloud.

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National Parks Street View-style trails goes live, avoids the Google cars (video)


National Parks Street View-style tour goes live, avoids the Google cars

After tooling up a team of hikers with an impressive camera tripod and unleashing them on the likes of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park, Nature Valley has published its fully rotational Trail Views online. You’ll be able to effortlessly follow several routes across the great American countryside and for those too lazy to even click the forward arrow, there’s an autoplay mode. Three different locations — with multiple trails — are online now and you can check out how the granola-grinding company captured it all right after the break.

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Google Street View Is Coming to the Great Barrier Reef Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural coral formation on Earth and you’ll soon be able to see it in all its glory—from your desk.

The Catlin Seaview Survey, a collaboration between Google, the University of Queensland, and the Caitlin Group, will perform a diagnostic on the reef system’s health via a panoramic underwater photographic and video survey. The program has already taken some preliminary surveys, though the group plans to undertake the projects main component—three surveys begin at 20 points around the reef—in September.

Images will be captured by a 360-degree camera (actually four conveniently positioned fish-eye lens SLR’s) affixed to the front end of an Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) for shallow surveys, and robotic subs for surveys between 30 and 100 meters. The group hopes to also study how and if the migratory behavior of tiger sharks, green turtles and manta rays has been affected by global warming.

Starting today Internet users should be able to access these images via Google Street View and will also be able to watch video of each study section on YouTube. [University of Queensland via New Scientist]

Image: Caitlin Seaview Survey

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