Mark Friesen notes:
Google’s extended its Street View all the way to the coast, east to Goldendale and Wasco, north almost to Chehalis and south past Salem.
Thanks for the heads up Mark.
This expansion isn’t limited to Oregon. A recent post on Google’s blog states that they are bringing Street View to 37 new areas (alas, Seattle is still missing) and expanding coverage in 15 existing areas.
Wait, there is more.
Google is also adding 10 new parks and recreation areas to Street View, including Lake Tahoe, California’s Death Valley National Park, and Yellowstone.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Street View, it is a Google Maps feature that lets users view 360 degree photographs of an address.
The New cities include:
CA: Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton
VA: Virginia Beach
NC: Charlotte, Winston-Salem
SC: Columbia, Greenville
FL: Boca Raton, Cape Coral, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Sarasota, West Palm Beach
OH: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo
MI: Ann Arbor
MO: St. Louis
KY: Lexington, Louisville
OK: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
I was wishing I had a memorable URL to give people for a presentation I did in Google Docs. My Google Docs URL wasn’t too long but it contained about 20 characters of random letters and numbers. My first thought was to use TinyURL but that would have still created a link with random letters and numbers. What to do? What to do? Good thing I sit next to Mark Friesen. He suggested I check out Metamark.
Metamark not only shortens a link, but it also lets you add an optional nickname to a link. My link will expire after 5 years, but that will be far beyond the memory of this presentation.
There are other web tools similar to TinyURL and Metamark. You can read a great review of them all on Webware: Cool apps for everyone.