Online transportation is one of application that is integrated to Google maps. By seeing the maps, the driver and we will be able to see the distance of the locations, where the driver go, and more. Besides, websites of real estate and rental marketplace are also integrated to Google maps and one of them is Zillow.
When we look for house in the official website of Zillow, there is a map that will show the location of the house/ apartment that is sold or rented. The maps in Zillow is in conjunction with Google maps so that we are able to see the aerial condition of the neighborhood of the house that we will buy. This map feature is helpful to know how far the location of house or apartment that will be bought or rented by us from our office or campus. Then, we will also know what important building near the house.
Whether shopping center, university, and other important places are accessible from the house that we will buy or not. A satellite view will go into effect if you zoom into the map within a block or so. You can pretend to take a stroll down the street by using Google maps’ street view. You may wonder about a particular angle of a picture of the yard. You can zoom in to see whether there are trash cans or something unsightly ahead of time. Furthermore, you can get a feel for the kind of neighbors based on the birds eye view of the yards. If the satellite photo goes into effect, you will be able to see rough estimates of the property lines for each property. Then, it will give you a feel for the various sizes of properties in the neighborhood.
For your information, Bird’s eye image is taken by a Microsoft partner which is one of the biggest digital in the world, oblique aerial photography companies. The images are captured via cameras pointed at a 45-degree angle from low-flying airplanes. The photos will be shown on the website of Zillow as 360-degree panoramas that can be seen from four compass directions. The images of bird’s eye are displayed alongside the satellite of Zillow and street maps to give customers a much richer picture of the individual home and neighborhood.
You may want to know how to see the bird’s eye view on Zillow. You need to enter an address in the search box of Zillow website. After that, click on the Zestimate home results. Then, the bird’s eye views will be displayed on individual home details pages for cities where the images are now available.
Stephen Lawler, a general manager of the Virtual Earth Business Unite at Microsoft, stated that virtual earth is powerful platform for a real estate since it can allow users to see up close the look of the millions of homes and surrounding neighborhoods. Then, he also said that they are excited to integrate their service into Zillow.com and can be part of the first consumer real estate website to use and apply this cutting edge mapping technology.