Pegman Returns To Google Maps & Google Makes A Big Deal Of It

Nov 7, 2013 • 8:07 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsOne of the most annoying things about the new Google Maps is that it is missing basic and fundamental features that makes the old Google Maps essential. One such feature is the Pegman, that lets you easily zoom into Street View imagery.

Well, Google is overly excited to announce they have brought the Pegman to the new Google Maps.

You can now see areas where Street View is available with one click.
(1) Click the Pegman icon in the bottom right corner.
(a) Areas with Street View imagery available will be highlighted in blue.
(b) You can also see indoor imagery highlighted on the map as orange dots.
(2) Unclick to drop him on the highlighted areas of the map and your screen will zoom down to street level.

Here is a video of how to use it on Google Maps:

With this, Google is dancing with the news that the Pegman is on the new maps. They made this video to celebrate:

And published over 200 pegman styles, including Sergey Brin & Larry Page As Google Maps Pegmen in this Google+ gallery.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help & Google+.

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