I admit it, my awareness of spacial relations is pretty bad. I can read maps, but sometimes have problems relating what I see on the page or screen to what is there in front of me. When going to see someone for the first time I used to have to write down the streets in front of (and after) the one I needed to turn up in case I didn’t spot it in time.
Street view has changed all that. Instead of having to remember ‘2nd on the left after the roundabout then 3rd right’ I can fire up street view and tell myself, ‘Left at Cafe Vienna then right just after the newsagents’. Much more me.
OK so it sometimes throws me if those children are not playing football in the sidestreet and that bald man is not waiting at the crossing, but… even Google isn’t perfect.