For avid Google Maps users, here’s a cool feature which combines two recently introduced features of Google Street View – Smart Navigation and the option to browser user-contributed phots in Google Maps. What the new Google Street View feature does is to let users navigate between similar-user contributed photos.
So, if users submitted their own photos with zoom-in images of a particular landmark, others can navigate through the layers of this photos giving a zoom-in functionality to Google Street View for landmarks and important tourists spots.
Users would know that an image in Street View has close-up photos when a small set of the zoom polygons are displayed at the top of the photo viewer. Users can click through these polygons to view the zoomed-in photos.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating this new Google Maps Street View feature: