Microsoft Research Street Slide

Microsoft Street Slide

I came across this excellent video of a new type of view that Microsoft Research has put together which makes it easier to look at a street and side-step (or slide) to the right or left using panoramic stitching.  I can see myself using this to find a particular building and familiarize myself with what’s either side of it so that when I am walking I remember where the building is.  The store logos are also super useful because it’s hard to see from the photos where a company is at.

It’s always great to see Microsoft Research projects, it’s even better when they show up in actual products that you and I can use – hopefully we’ll see this in Bing Maps soon!