Search engine A9 has added thumbnail photos taken from the street to their online yellow pages. Currently, only businesses in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York City (Manhattan), Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland & San Francisco are included, but other cities will be added. Wonder when they will get to Wisconsin?
How did they do it? According to their Web site:
A9.com developed new technology to very efficiently capture photographs of businesses using trucks equipped with digital cameras, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, and proprietary software and hardware. Because the data is not yet 100% precise, not all images exactly show the business. You can virtually “walk up and down the street” by using either the left and right arrows above the images or the double arrows on the right and left sides of the image “strips” below.
Source: TVC Alert