Navigating through 'user photos in Google Street View'

Google making it easier to navigate through user photos into Street View: “Say you’re planning vacation to Prague and want a sense of the area before you go. You go to Street View and start looking around, ending at historic plaza where the road ends. As you can't go inside the pedestrian-only plaza with Street […]

Google making it easier to navigate through user photos into Street View: “Say you’re planning vacation to Prague and want a sense of the area before you go. You go to Street View and start looking around, ending at historic plaza where the road ends. As you can't go inside the pedestrian-only plaza with Street View, you can click User Photo thumbnail in upper right corner to enter photo navigator to view a variety of user-submitted photos. You'll notice "orbs" - small silver circles - that appear when there’re neighboring photos. By clicking or dragging these orbs, you can move to a new nearby photo. Polygons surrounding zoom orbs show appx location of next image when zooming in. Clicking highlighted orb in middle of the polygon will take you to a closer shot of buildings covered by polygon. Clicking again on highlighted orb in the user photo will show you a close-up photo of the details on building's facade. You'll find that there’re two kinds of orbs: ones that allow you to zoom, and ones along the border of the image that allow you to pan around the location.”