Google Street View Is Almost To Bend
I knew the Google Street View was expanding rather quickly, but I had no idea it was spreading like a virus all over Oregon. Look at this screen shot I just took (the blue roads are the roads where Street View is available -- sorry about the large screenshot):
It basically looks like the waters of the Columbia in Portland and the Willamette through the valley flooded and are slowly filling in the rest of Oregon.
The only reason I found this was that I was looking up my grandma's address on the coast (where we're headed to this weekend -- if you look really close at the URL in the screen shot, you'll see the city) and noticed the little "Street View" button. Apparently the little Street View car has been combing quite a few rural (and twisty) highways and is gradually making it over to this side of the mountains, even combing some rural roads over here.
The nearest street-view image appears to be on the Madras side of Warm Springs (as well as an equidistant shot up Hwy. 97), and looking at the photo, it looks like the Google guy turned the camera on as he was heading into Warm Springs from Madras (based on the lane he's in as the passing lanes are coming out of the Warm Springs canyon):
Anybody want to make any bets on how long it'll take for that camera to make it that next 60 miles into Bend? It still hasn't hit Eugene, so I don't know when it will make it here.
Google Street View Is Now In Bend from UtterlyBoring.com on 12/09/08 @ 10:46 AM:
I had wondered how long it would be before it came here, but it looks like it's now here. I don't know exactly when it got here, but it's here,... (Read More)