Thursday, January 27, 2005

Walk down Centre Street

These are not your average yellow pages.

Amazon's had totally blown my mind. They've allowed you to virtually walk down Centre Street in Jamaica Plain and look at all the businesses.

How they did it.
The most powerful technology invented for Yellow Pages is “Block View,” which brings the Yellow Pages to life by showing a street view of millions of businesses and their surroundings. Using trucks equipped with digital cameras, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, and proprietary software and hardware, drove tens of thousands of miles capturing images and matching them with businesses and the way they look from the street.

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