Times Square at Night in Google Earth/Maps StreetView

Thanks to Google Earth’s StreetView layer, I noticed some of the new StreetView images released today have some night-time views of Times Square. See it here in Google Maps:


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In Google Earth (v4.3 only), if you turn on the StreetView layer and zoom down to near street level, you’ll see miniature spheres showing the images in place of the icons. That’s how I quickly noticed the different set of images. See more about StreetView in the video demonstration of Google Earth 4.3 here (the last half of the video shows it).
The Times Square area is a particularly good area to check out the new face blurring technique Google is using to help reduce privacy concerns about StreetView imagery. They have face detection software to help with the blurring process.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. It is great to view the Time Square in the night!

  2. i m from brasil i lives sao paulo i like to visited time square but today i couldnt to because i m jail mr chairman globo tv rue doctor chucri zaidan 46 morumbi at sao paulo

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