This morning Google announced that they have doubled the number of cities and places that can be viewed in the Google Maps Street View. Now in addition to seeing the sites where Elvis played in Las Vegas, you can also see Graceland. Of particular interest to me, is that you can now use Google Maps Street View to see greater Portland, Maine as I see it, including the LL Bean Outlet store.
Applications for Education
In the last year Google has more than doubled the number of places that can be explored in Google Maps Street View. Including links to street views is a good way to enhance virtual tours, web quests, or just to provide students with real-life look at the places they read about in the news or learn about in your classroom.