TechCrunch reports on a new competitor to hit the street mapping market seen here. They go on to add:
Microosft and even MapQuest now have street-level photos. Now that we’ve mastered placing stitched-together panoramic photos on a map, the next step is obviously to go to video.
… seeing the technology actually work makes you wonder how long it can be before we see video street views in Google Maps.
Considering we have been concentrating on video guides of buildings and points of interest for over 3 years now this is a very welcome piece of news to say the least. It was beginning to think we were barking up the wrong tree and looking like complete idiots but not any more. So we’d just like to add one more thing to this: we told you so!
Our video guides have been given a great boost with this recent tech news. Just like Google began adding information in little boxes and popups within maps we will now see a concerted effort to illustrate information on video and this in itself opens up a whole lot of new windows.
More to follow on this post but just ponder a moment on the implications this is going to have for businesses and users alike who will a lot more opportunities to sell, sell, sell.