October 29, 2007 7:48 AM   Subscribe

EveryScape launched this morning. It's a ground-level mapping service similar to Google's "Street View", only it offers you an "autodrive" feature that automatically moves you through a city or down a ski slope. There are links to information about stores and restaurants in the view and the ability to go inside buildings and look around. It currently features views from Aspen, New York, Boston, and Miami. And of course the obligatory view of a colorful mime with a man-bag. [via]
posted by cashman (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I can see my house from here!
posted by backseatpilot at 7:54 AM on October 29, 2007

Can we walk through it and comment on your furniture?
posted by cashman at 7:59 AM on October 29, 2007

Boy, that ended up sounding weird.
posted by cashman at 8:11 AM on October 29, 2007

It's like I'm really there, trapped in molasses and deaf. The future is now.
posted by DU at 8:24 AM on October 29, 2007

The "autodrive" would be cooler if it weren't so painfully slow and buggy.
posted by brain_drain at 8:29 AM on October 29, 2007

This is perfect! It has me driving down one-way streets the wrong way! Feels just like home.
posted by Gungho at 8:57 AM on October 29, 2007

buggy as hell. it can't survive. Google will devour this screaming.
posted by mr_book at 9:42 AM on October 29, 2007

How many points do you get for each pedestrian you take out?
posted by octothorpe at 10:12 AM on October 29, 2007

MIT's Aspen Movie Map -- 1978.
posted by ericb at 10:39 AM on October 29, 2007

Neither EveryScape nor Google Street View is ever going to come to Rhode Island.

Single tear.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:13 AM on October 29, 2007

Interesting. I attempted to do this on my own, with Duesseldorf, Germany--At least, the central part. I had lots of fun with the project then lost interest. I have a huge collection of digital photos though, giving a good look at that city at the turn of the century.

I was only doing outside, mainly views from street intersections, with added choice shots for assorted spots. I did have idea of adding shops though, but idea was, click on a store front opens the store's web site.
posted by Goofyy at 11:43 AM on October 29, 2007

Hmm. Navigate ski slopes you say?

Oddly, I couldn't find a single run in New York or Miami.

Guess I'll try Boston next.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 10:55 PM on October 29, 2007

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