Google Street View is available through Google Maps and Google Earth and provides panoramic views along many streets in the world. It was started in 2007 in the United States and has since expanded to include a large number of countries. Some countries have objected to this form of data gathering and have not allowed Google to take the imagery, Germany being the main hold-out. Available Street View imagery available is shown as blue lines on Google Maps once the so-called pegman has been activated. Images are most often taken by car but a variety of other modes of transport have been used. Once captured, the images are subsequently stitched together. In some areas, Street View images are augmented by privately-done photospheres.
The Eiffel Tower is one of the first things you think of when you picture Paris in your mind. Built from 1887 – 1889 the Eiffel Tower is over one thousand feet tall and is the tallest structure in Paris. It was the tallest man made structure in the world for a little over 40 years. It has three levels for tourists, two have restaurants and shops, and the top level is an observation deck.
Constructed in 1836 the Arc de Triomphe is one of the most important structures in the city of Paris, and is a great symbol for the French people. The Arc is a monument to the French soldiers that died in the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution. At the base of this arch the also have the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame. It is a beautiful representation of France’s past and honors its soldiers wonderfully.
Parc des Princes is the home stadium of the soccer club Paris Saint Germain. It seats nearly 50,000 and is one of the most beautiful stadiums in all of the world. It was renovated last in 2016 and PSG’s revenue has exploded with the latest renovations. They plan to expand the seating to 60,000 in the coming years, and will be a huge piece of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. This is sure to be a fantastic piece to the the coming Olympic games.
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(Links were created by going to the location and clicking on the Pegman (yellow man in corner of Google Maps). Drag the Pegman over the map and choose a location on a blue line that has a good point to view of the feature. Once the Street View image is visible, copy the web address. In Word, write out the name of the feature (e.g., Eiffel Tower in Paris), highlighting the text, and then choose Insert Hyperlink and paste the address.)
The TripGeo Streetview Player tool stitches Google's panoramic street view data into an animation. In the dialog, you can enter the start and end location of your trip. When you click Preview, the route is marked on a map and the StreetView images will start playing. You can control the method of travel, the pace of the timelapse, and the distance between StreetView images.
This Street View animation takes us between two locations in France. At the beginning, you start in a downtown type area, and then you walk through the city to the Parc des Princes.
This Street View animation takes us from Aiguines, France through the rural countryside to the beautiful Gorges du Verdon in France.
This Street View animation takes us from the government building near the Eiffel Tower, and goes all the way to the Eiffel Tower itself.
Moore's documentary is politically polarizing. Conservative columnists, such as Armon White, are sharply critical of the movie. First, comment on the validity of White's negative review. Then, putting aside politics, what can the movie show us about the value of travel in understanding our own country.
It is very clear that White has very opposing views, and dislikes the film greatly. I think the credibility is hurt greatly because his bias is evident, there is dislike towards the person not just a review of the film. The review is not really about the film at all it is more so about how he dislikes Moore. I think that the movie shows a lot about how our country differs from other places. Obviously there are huge culture differences, but it shows that even the governments and schooling differ greatly. The value of travel is shown in learning all these new things about other countries that show all the things our country lacks or that our country is very successful in.
Submitted by Noah DeMaria on April 4, 2019.