The world has just got flatter (again!) when Google decided to released Google Map Street View to two of the most populous nations in the world – Australia and Japan.
Now I won’t go ahead and review where I’m staying in Australia but have to say that the data were fairly new (probably less then 10 months old) and accurate. I can tell that it was summer by the color of the grass near my residential area in the map and that the construction was still going on a nearby site at that time.
Now, let’s see if I can justify why a penthouse on Potts Point cost 20 million by looking at this street view of Potts Point.
Hmmm… nothing special about the street here. But maybe we’re missing out a bit. There are still some unshown (or should I say unreachable) area where you can’t browse to from the map. It’s only the “street view“, remember? Whatever that’s close to water deserve a luxury price, and espeically when it’s just by Elizabeth Bay!
Let’s see if I can find a Godzilla, Ultraman or Doraemon in Japan’s street.
If you watched Japanese comics, animations or movies before, guess what, their living places, streets and environment looks exactly like how they are portrayed.
Tips: You can also use keyboard shortcuts in Google Maps Street View
I’m very glad that Japan finally got Google Maps Street View. I’ve been living here for 5 years and it would have come in handy many times for navigating the maze-like streets of Tokyo.
Here is my street near Shinjuku station in Tokyo: