New Street View, Madagascar and Canadian Parks

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Google has released new Street View imagery for a few locations in Madagascar and some Canadian National Parks. Read more about it on the Google Lat Long blog: Madagascar, Canada. The Google Street … [Read more...]

Google Views and Business View not working in Google Earth

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Google Street View includes three different sources of imagery: Google Street View captured using Google's special cameras mounted on cars / boats or the Trekker. Google Views, which consists of … [Read more...]

Google Forest Canopy View

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When Street View started it was named 'Street View' because it was captured using cameras mounted on the roof of a car driving along streets. Since then Google has been shrinking the equipment, … [Read more...]

Greenland gets Street View

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Google has released some Street View imagery in Greenland. Thank you to GEB reader Chris for bringing this to our attention. There is also significant expansion to the coverage of Bangladesh that we … [Read more...]

New Street View imagery in Bangladesh

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The last major addition of Street View imagery to a new location was the addition of Argentina and an expansion of the Malaysian imagery in September last year. Now Google has added Street View to … [Read more...]

Street View progress in 2014

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2014 saw several new countries added to Street View, including Greece in June, Serbia in July, Indonesia and Cambodia in August, and Argentina in September. For a comprehensive timeline of Street View … [Read more...]

Blurring and unblurring Street View

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Google have sophisticated software that automatically detects and blurs faces and number plates in Street View imagery in order to protect people's privacy. It is not perfect, however, and we often … [Read more...]

Will Google update imagery upon request?

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Google get their imagery from a wide variety of sources, and due to there being so many factors involved, it is impossible to predict when and where they will do updates. We have covered this a number … [Read more...]

Argentina and Malaysia now in Street View

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Argentina has just been added to Street View and there has been a significant increase in the coverage in Malaysia. Thanks to GEB reader Dave for letting us know. Earlier in the Week, the territory … [Read more...]

The Ground Truth project

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We told you earlier in the week how the Google Maps data is not always 100% accurate. Google does, however, put in an extraordinary amount effort into making it the best it can be. Google originally … [Read more...]