Via Rochester Business Journal
By GINO FANELLI

Google Maps is a technological marvel, an interactive map of the entire world easily accessible and usable by anyone.

Street View is an even more impressive technological undertaking, offering a panoramic view of any locale the Google vans have reached. The Street View vehicles capture images via a 15-camera system mounted at about eight feet above the ground. Once all of the images are taken, the panorama is then stitched together, creating an interactive image of the world. You’ll find the same processes in developing imagery.

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