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I often spend time looking a random place in
Randomstreetview (link), but what I would like would be
some short journeys that would play out like mini travel
This would work in the same way as in
randomstreetview, except you would be able to specify
that an actual journey started
at the point from where
You can do this now, but it requires constant clicking on
the navigation arrows. Drive A Random Mile automates
the entire process and generates a continuous moving
record of a journey in a place where you have never
been, and may never go.
Some additional parameters would enable you to specify
the amount of deviations there were on the route - ie
from as straight as possible with no turning to "make as
many left and right turns as possible" to "go around in a
Super version enables you to select "two random places"
no more than 5 miles apart and play the journey
De-luxe version includes road and engine noise, along
with a local radio playing.
Ultra-version enables you to play the journey in a variety
of weather conditions (this requires all street view
recordings to be re-done as new versions during the rain,
snow, fog, wind, hail, twilight, dark, and blinding sun)
random street view
try making a short journey [xenzag, Mar 08 2021]
Google Maps Streetview Player
This sounds as though it might go halfway towards implementing this idea. Sadly it seems Google is monetising their development api so this isn't free to use straight away. But if you connected this with two random street view locations taken from the link above, you'd have what I think would be a fairly good match. [zen_tom, Mar 08 2021]
Here's the Local Radio Component
Local Radio from around the Globe [AusCan531, Mar 09 2021]
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||Must tell you a funny story, I was on Street view
and I was cruising around Venice in a boat. I kept
seeing the same guy and it felt creepy until I
realized he was the gondola driver! ( Yes there is a
||[+] neat idea - and eminently doable. I found a half a link
that might step towards a working implementation too.
||I thought a similar program attached to a treadmill or fixed
bicycle would encourage me to exercise more. Especially if
there was a map showing progress. "If I put in another 1/2
hour I'll make it to Northam then continue from there in the
||I'd like this but without the randomness
||This is roughly the fourth or fifth idea I've read this morning
that is really, really, great. Keepem coming. I had one but
didn't write it down and now it's history.
||(On a side note, the title reminded me of an incident
LSD and about 5 teenagers sitting in a car on the driveway
tripping all the way from Illinois to California, without
an inch. Random roads for sure.)
||Edited to include, THANKS A BUNCH, XENZAG, I didn't know
about "random search view" till today. I just spent an hour in
the Ukraine. I may have found my next addiction. (Like I