Want to see street-level photography of your community without leaving your office? In your GIS application, there’s an easy way to access Google Street View and see your assets as you would on the street.
The Linked Maps tool is typically found on the first tab in the toolbar.
Clicking the Linked Maps tool will open a new window pane below your map.
The blue dot in the map window represents the location in the street view window and the arrow indicates the direction street view is facing. Clicking in street view to move down the street will automatically update the location icon in the map. You can click and drag the blue dot to a different location in the map and street view will update to show the new location. The two windows are “linked” to each other.
If you pan around in the map, the target icon in the street view toolbar (top right corner of the street view window), will change the street view to the center of the map.
The new window icon will open street view in a new window or browser tab. Doing this could allow you to rearrange your browser windows so they are side-by-side. The map and street view windows will still be “linked” to each other if you move around or pan in either window.
Now you can view your assets from the comfort of your office regardless of the weather!