Duck wrote:Try that trick 20 years ago...
We should call you Martha Holmes, internet detective.
I love Google Maps with street view for exactly the same purpose you're using it for here. I don't use GPS on my camera and often never record where exactly I am when I take a photo. Most of the time I really don't care but I do find on rare occasions I need that info. This is where Google Maps shines.
As others mentioned, it's great you have the determination to research all this. Specially when you can use that info to pair images taken from the two vantage points. Awesome job. I particularly love the aerial shots as those don't come around too often for us non travelers.
I don't use GPS on my camera either, which is why I love Google Maps so much. When I am in a large city, especially New York, I often spend a great deal of time wandering around taking photos of buildings and especially architectural details. I use street view when I get home to retrace my steps to identify locations. It has failed me when I have been on blocked off streets or in a large park where the Google cameras can't go and frustrated me when I had trouble finding a building because some vehicle was blocking it or scaffolding was or was not present when Google documented the area. But, that rarely happens.