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Want to be in I Am Legend? Website uses Google Street View to show cities after the fall of man

Want to be in I Am Legend? Website uses Google Street View to show cities after the fall of man

Have you ever watched a sci-fi movie or played a video game and wondered what your home and neighborhood would look like if the human race were wiped out? If so you might want to seek counseling, or you can visit this website to seek closure on your thoughts of inevitable doom.

It’s called Urban Jungle Street View and it makes use of Google Maps interactive Street View system but decorates everything to look as if it hadn’t been touched by human hands for decades.

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Biker/Photographer gives Google Street View car taste of its own medicine

Biker/Photographer gives Google Street View car taste of its own medicine

In many countries around the world, they’re out there – watching you. They see your front porch, they see your place of business, the Google Street View cameras even see the tops of mountains. And yet, seeing one of them is almost like finding a four-leaf clover.

One motorcycle rider by the Twitter name of Goh Hazuki managed to catch one of these elusive beasts in its natural habitat on Highway 64 in Fukushima Prefecture. Above we can see him from the perspective of the Google car. Next, let’s take a look at the car from his personal street view.

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Travel across Japan in under an hour without leaving the comfort of your home!

Travel across Japan in under an hour without leaving the comfort of your home!

I’m sure taking a trip across Japan is a thought that has crossed the minds of many, whether they’ve already visited the country or not. However, unless you’re enjoying a gap year or have an extremely understanding boss, taking enough time off to see it all in one go isn’t easy. Experiencing the change in climates as you travel between the different regions of the country or admiring the scenery particular to a specific area carries an undeniable charm. If only there were a way to experience Japan in its full glory without being restricted by the factor of time.

Well, we might have just the solution for all you busy people out there. It comes in the form of a special Google Street View movie which boasts footage of the whole journey across the country, from the northernmost tip of mainland Japan right down to the south.

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Google to Photograph Street Views of Evacuated Town in Fukushima

Google to Photograph Street Views of Evacuated Town in Fukushima

It wasn’t just the earthquake or tsunami of March 11, 2011 that shattered the town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, it was the subsequent radiation. Slowly creeping across the once fertile land, it ripped families from their homes and banished them to evacuation centers elsewhere. Today, nearly two years after the worse nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, the entire 86 square miles of Namie have been declared uninhabitable due to high levels of radioactive cesium. Even if families wanted to return, they can’t.

Amid this tragic loss, Google Street View is giving the people of Namie a chance to visit the town they were forced to flee.

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