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Google Grants Wishes of Blog "NOLA Street View"


Perhaps Google heard the noise from New Orleans, or perhaps they didn't. Either way, Google Street View was updated today with photos from 2011, providing all who search with a less flood-torn view of the town. The revamp is exactly what Hunter King and Annalisa Kelly were pushing for when they created a blog called NOLA Street View http://nolastreetview.blogspot.com and took to the streets to document how the city has changed since the last time the search engine's popular maps function was updated.


Google Street View Doesn't Show Current New Orleans Landscape, Locals Say


New Orleanians saw FEMA trailers and ever-present dumpsters and many of the houses that looked like they were about to fall over disappear over the last six years of recovery. But there's a version of New Orleans where the remnants of the Federal Flood are still ever-present. Google Street View, the Google Maps feature that offers block-by-block browsing via photographs of the street, hasn't been updated for New Orleans since 2007, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. In order to show Silicon Valley how far we've come, newly up-and-running local blog NOLA Street View is setting out to document what's changed.


Google Street View Gets Out of the Car in New Orleans


Whether you just want to see some fauna outside the office or you find yourself abroad and suddenly Know What It Means, Google will apparently soon have an answer. The Google Street View Trike, which creates Street View tours of landmarks that aren't accessible by car, has been spotted twice in New Orleans over the past couple days. Earlier this week, the Trike was out and about on Tulane's Uptown campus. Today, the Trike was spotted mapping a City Park that is back to being free of inmates running around in their underwear once again. Let's just hope they leave the highest point in the City off this round. If you've seen the Trike elsewhere this week, let us know in the comments.


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