Google Maps and Street View provide easy ways to illustrate “where it is” and “what it looks like” – two questions a reader may raise but are usually left unanswered.
Location is an important element in local news stories. For instance, a recent news report about a car accident caught my eyes not just because it was the local fire director hitting three children, it’s also because that road intersection has seen multiple accidents – and it’s near where I live.
A natural question for me, as well as other local residents, is, “where exactly is that intersection”? And, what does it look like?
My two questions can be easily answered by embedding a map and an interactive Street View. Below are two embeds that should have accompanied that online article: the first one shows where that intersection is, and the second is an interactive Street View of that intersection (use mouse to drag and explore; image may take a while to load).