A quick update to this post: I am not sure how new this news is, but I just noticed that Mapy.cz now has street view imaging built right into their own interface!
It also appears that they are using their own imaging, as opposed to the Google Maps street view, since there is a “Panorama Beta” watermark at the bottom of the screen. Also, when I compared the two street views of the house of my 2nd great-grandparents in Defurovy Lažany, the current resident had put out the trash in Google’s image and not in Mapy.cz.
I’ll leave this post as is, since the technique can still be useful – there may be locations that are not full imaged in one service and not the other, for example. Happy Hledání!
Last summer in my blog post Then and Now: Simanek Family Home I described a nice find when I looked up my grandmother’s home in the Czech Republic using Google Street View and then found a matching photo in our family albums.
Aaand, we’re back in The Republic again!
First, thanks to a distant cousin, Pavel Vanac who sends me all sorts of links and information on our shared Vanac lines. He has been looking for all the Vanacs and descendants and is hoping to have a reunion one day in Prague and I really hope I can attend.
For this year he has scaled back the idea to an online reunion – which may be difficult since I have only a tiny bit of the Czech language in my brain. (We normally communicate using Google Translate between us – which has sparked some fun confusion on both sides.) But I am still looking forward to that!
Back to the story here – Pavel sent me a small photo over the weekend with the message: Read More | Comments