Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tour the White House's Interior in Google Maps

Through Google Maps Mania I recently learned that you can now take an interior tour of the White House in Google Maps Street View. To access the interior views just zoom-in on the White House then drag the Pegman onto the White House. Blue lines will appear on the White House wherever interior views are available. Google Maps Mania has put together a nice list of links to take you directly to some of the rooms in the White House. I've embedded the view of the library below.

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Applications for Education
The White House's own website does offer an interactive tour, but the quantity and quality of the imagery is not nearly as good as the new Street View imagery. If you want to give your students a look inside the White House, open up the new White House Street View imagery in Google Maps.