First I would like to thank you all for your support! I believe that your emails, posts and comments, regarding yesterdays blog post, made a difference. It’s great to hear from you – it’s what makes writing software for fun, erm.. fun!
I just received a detailed message from the Director of Products at Ordnance Survey, apologising for the communication regarding the disabling of the service. He explained, that this is not a “derived data issue“, but rather to do with the licenses:
As you may know, Google Streetview went live today in selected Japanese cities.
To celebrate this I bring you the “Random drives in Tokyo StreetView” page. (Intended as another page for WebSaver).
On your drives, if you get to Tsunashima, you may see this odd looking person:
Further back story on this page.
Another Google Maps API based screen saver for WebSaver. Based on the recently released Street View API, this walks around a few US cities (NY, LA, SF and Boston to be exact). The movement is random, but a history is kept to avoid too much repeating.
View it at: http://brock-family.org/streetview.html
The Street View API is still pretty new, and it does seem to leak memory (under Safari 3), so this may slow down your system.
Now, this will be more fun when they get some cities I know on it.