Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday on the Ala Wai



I just signed up for this feature from Google Maps, so you're on your own as far as navigating abouts.

*Oh, oh....there's arrows (chevrons) on the "yellow beacon line" and double-clicking on the arrows will drive you further back or further forth from the reference point (will it?? Seems so.)   It turns out that you don't have to click on the yellow beacon line or the arrows (chevrons), themselves, for a virtual drive through....just double-click on the street as far back or forth as you're able to see. An oval graphic should appear, but if not, move your mouse around until an oval does appear, then double-click. Street names labeled onto the yellow beacon line will block this feature on the section they're on, however. I'm getting better at it already. It's better if you align the camera angle of the street in the general direction of how you would drive down it, but you could just as well adjust the angle to passenger view, or for that matter, hop on the bed of a pickup truck. Why stop there, you can actually take yourself for a personal tour around greater Waikiki by "driving" through the side streets, after first lining up the side street, by rotating the window the usual way. You will have to left-click on the window for the "yellow beacon line" to appear. But you already knew that.*

5 comments:

Rowena... said...

I see that no one is out fishing in the Ala Wai today...

OkiHwn said...

Years ago used to fish for papio (when in season - late summer) and young barracuda. Not anymore now with the pollution from Manoa Stream.

RONW said...

Rowena- no one's fishing on the Ala Wai canal because it's off season for hawaiian salmon, dat's why.

Nate- it's only a vicious rumor, polution.

Kay said...

This is so much fun. When we checked our address, we saw our neighbors outside. It was hilarious.

RONW said...

Kay- I've seen that happen. So now you know whys it's generally better to not post your address or photos of your front porch on your webpage.

(*note: this is not a blog is an exception of course)