How to use Google Street View Philippines

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How to use Google Street View Philippines
We've all used Google Earth to see the Philippines from a bird's-eye view perspective. But now, when we want to put our feet on the ground, there's the Google Street View Philippines for us.

Google Street View has allowed us several smart and cool ways to travel -- whether it involves virtual traveling, picking out the prettiest route for our chosen destination, or finding a restaurant we've always wanted to visit.

For those just starting out, here's how to use Google Street View Philippines on your desktops/laptops.

Go to maps.google.com.ph.

When a map appears, navigate to the search bar and type the name of the location you want to visit, let's say for example: Maginhawa Street, Quezon City.

You will now be taken to an overhead map of Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. At the lower right corner of the map, you will see a small orange man in the scroll bar. Click and drag him over the map and simply drop him over a street that has been highlighted in blue. These are the ones that have Street View available. You will now have a street view of wherever you have dropped him.

Once you point your cursor to the screen, you will see a small, gray window in front of you. Click and drag this window to take you around the street and to see a 360-degree view of the area. This will navigate your way around.

You can also point your cursor along the road, over a small, gray pancake-like figure which appears on the screen. This will bring you forward the street until you reach your desired location.


Tourist Spots in the Philippines

If you want to see the country's best tourist spots, go to http://www.google.com/maps/streetview/#philippines-highlights

You will be taken into the Google Street Philippines home page, where you'll see a rotating map of a featured location and a Google map underneath. Beside the featured location window are thumbnails of other locations/highlights which you can click to visit.

To navigate, just follow the instructions listed above (remember the small gray window and the small gray pancake?)


To address privacy concerns, Street View only contains images that is already visible from public roads and features technology that blurs both faces and license plates. Google users can easily flag images for removal that they consider inappropriate by clicking on "Report a problem". (Photo: Google Street View screen shot)


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