NEW: Street View coverage of Palm Beach County. OLD: Aerial imagery captured 1,237 days ago.
I knew I saw one of those camera-rigged cars in Jupiter last year. Google just rolled out Street View coverage of Palm Beach County and lots of other places, which is pretty cool, on the whole. Then again, in a way its introduction only makes me more frustrated that Google’s ortho coverage of Palm Beach County is almost 3 1/2 years old, having been shot Jan. 20, 2005. Why am I always moaning about outdated aerial imagery? Well, it’s pretty freakin’ annoying when you’re building a largely map-based application and your mapping platform gives you results like this. (A big empty lot where a thousand-student middle school campus should be, in case you couldn’t be bothered to click the link.)
Then there’s my own neighborhood. Here’s the entrance I use, as seen in Street View:
Buildings and stuff, right? Follow the jump to see how my neighborhood looks in Google Map’s outdated aerial view. The vantage point above will be in the lower right corner of this map, facing northwest.
And the private driveway leading to Rush Limbaugh’s oceanfront mansion on Palm Beach. Not a whole lot to see, though you can peek over the hedges in Virtual Earth.