Google Street View debuts

Google Maps recently launched its Street View component that allows users to experience 360° panoramic street-level views of Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami and New York. If you’re hoping to embed Street View in your site, you may have to wait awhile. Unlike the original Google maps, scraping images from Street View is prohibited by Google’s terms of service. Of course a few developers figured out how to hack their way into the system, but were quickly issued cease and desist orders by Google. No word on when a Street View API will be released, but in the meantime check out this view of Times Square and the Tour de France Live Checker.