Google Street View is one of the greatest things about Google Maps. With it, users can see actual 3D imagery of locations they plan to visit, giving people a way to see exactly where they’re headed before they trek out to a new destination. Beyond that, it gives users a way to explore places around the world, albeit virtually, that they might otherwise never have had the opportunity to see. A new website called TravelByDrone takes things a step further, however, providing users with videos containing drone-filmed aerial footage from all over the world that is just a click away.

TravelByDrone is the Google Street View of drone footage. It doesn’t cover nearly as much ground — or air, as the case may be — as Google’s offering, but it gives us a unique perspective that only drones can offer.

To use the site, simply search a location or pan around the map, and click on the orange circles until you drill down to the area you want. Then click a pin to pop up a YouTube video of footage captured by a drone.

An example of the available videos follows below, and you can visit the site by clicking the link down in the source section.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.