Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Sounds of Google Maps Street View

Google Maps Street View provides students with a great opportunity to view the places that they learn about in geography lessons. Amplifon has undertaken an attempt to give students the chance to hear what it sounds like to visit a place. Sounds of Street View currently features three Street View locations with sounds matched to them. Hopefully, the gallery of sounds expands soon. If you cannot wait for the gallery to expand, you can attempt to create your own Sounds of Street View.

Amplifon – Sounds of Street View from Amplifon UK on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Sounds of Street View has the potential to be a good source of virtual tours to use with students. A similar resource that you may want to consider is the Nature Sound Map. In some cases the sound recordings combined with Street View imagery could give students a more complete picture of what it is like to be at ground level in a place.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.