New Mapping Feature Added

Posted by Mitch Argon / CalNeva Realty on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 10:58am.

I am always trying to make my web site the most productive, resourceful, and easy to use for anyone looking for real estate information in the Greater Reno-Tahoe area.

Additionally, I get frequent requests from web site visitors such as:

  • Are there mature trees near a specific home or neighborhood?
  • Is a specific home on the golf course?
  • How far away is a specific home from BLM or "open land"?

I have just added a new mapping feature which will allow you to get answers like this (and a lot more) at your convenience. 

Accessing the Map View

From any properties "Listing Details Page" (the one with the most detail on the property (see sample here), click the "Map Listing" link above the thumbnail photos.  Instead of a basic Google map display, you are now able to view three maps at once:

  • Google Map View
  • Google Map "Street View"
  • Microsoft "Bird's Eye View" and/or "Satellite View"

See a sample here.  These maps are highly interactive.  If you want to "cruise the neighborhood" or look around at neighboring properties, you should review the "Map Tips" from the sample page (it is on every listing's map page).

Keep in mind that the mapping accuracy is only as good as Google and Microsoft and is not 100% accurate.  Also, some features (street view and/or bird's eye view) are not supported in some areas - generally the more rural areas have less support.

Take a test drive on the sample above or any listing of your choice. 

If you like the view, you can zoom out and pan to any location in the world (this is kind of fun too!).

Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions for future enhancements.

Mitch

Mitch Argon
Broker - CalNeva Realty

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