Google Maps “Street View” rolls through Nashville, let the fun begin

It took them awhile, but the “Street View” gang at Google Maps finally drove around Nashville and, gee, you can now do stuff like embed this panoramic view of the intersection outside my office window. That’s me up in the seventh floor of the building that looks super-thin in this photo (like, say, a MacBuilding Air). While I won’t get too privacy-invasive by displaying or linking to it, I’m happy to note that the Street View vehicle apparently drove by my home (not the location on the embedded shot, but another one) on a beautiful fall afternoon right after the lawn had been cut.

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As Google Maps fans know, there are individuals who enjoy going through Street View photos looking for weird happenings that got snapped during the drive-bys. No doubt, there is a strong possibility of some weird sightings among the Nashville shots.

Bonus: Link to Nashville “Street View” Map: After clicking through to this link, click on the camera icon, then click on “zoom in” and then move the little “lego-man-ish” icon to a location to view the panorama from that spot.

  • Rex, if it weren’t for your blog, I would have found out way too late. I’ve been waiting for this for months. Tonight, I believe WKRN was the first Nashville TV station to use Google Street View in a story. We used it to highlight an intersection where surveilance tape showed a crime the night before. Google Street View allowed us to show the daytime view of exactly where the surveilance video was shot.

  • Funny about your freshly mowed lawn comment; I showed this to another friend and first thing she said was that she wished she had known they were coming or else she wouldn’t have left the dry cleaning on the door, which is now immortalized.

    I went to look at where I sometimes play tennis and found my first “people on the street” shot in Nashville:

  • Rex Hammock

    Lewis, if you ‘stroll’ around the Vandy campus, you’ll see joggers and students walking around. Seems early, however, so not a large group. Also, on the front of the big parking garage, there’s a sign that says “Happy Holidays” so that sort of narrows the time-frame when the shots were taken.

    Also, Christian – I”m not sure why but Brittney Gilbert’s avatar is showing up when you comment here. I mean, I can figure out why — I just don’t know what I should do to fix that.

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