Google Maps turned 15 today. To celebrate, Paddy Flynn (Vice President of Geo Data Operations at Google), published Street View’s 15 Favorite Street Views. Notably, only one of the fifteen actually has a street in it! The rest are images of interesting places around the world and one is from space. My favorite of the fifteen is Horse around with us at Mongolia’s Lake Khövsgöl Ice Festival.
I’ve always found letting students explore Street View imagery is a fun way to get them to ask questions about places they’ve either never heard of and places that they have heard of but don’t have a good understanding of.