New Street View, Madagascar and Canadian Parks

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 view cameras enjoyed rides on Madagascan canoes, sometimes under the power of an outboard motor and sometimes under wind power.


Can you tell which is Canada and which is Madagascar?

As you can see below, the actual area covered with new Street View imagery hardly makes a difference to the global Street View map. However, with a high quality 360 degree panorama every few metres it is still a lot of imagery.


Street View changes (in red) between March 12th, 2015 and May 7th, 2015. Be sure to check the larger version here.

If you are curious as to how we created the above map, we used this html file, which uses the Google Maps API to show the Street View coverage of the world. We then used a Chrome extension called ‘Full Page Screen Capture’ to capture a screen shot of it. We took another screen shot at a later date and used a graphics editor to compare the two and mark the differences in red. It doesn’t just find new Street View, but also finds changes to Google Maps at that zoom level. For example, some cities in China appear to have gained prominence, there have been some changes to the coastline of Greenland and Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan got a bit bigger. There are also minor changes to coastlines and country borders all over the world.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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Comments

  1. No regular GE Street View imagery shows in Madagascar either as blue lines or dots, although pegman is ‘active’. Any clues as to where this elusive imagery might be found?

  2. Why Moldova is not in google maps street view?

  3. WarrenS says:

    Within the Province of Ontario, many parks continue to lack off-road Street View imagery. Within Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the largest provincial parks and also the most well known park. Algonquin is commonly mentioned in Ontario. Within Algonquin, Street View is only present along Hwy 60 and several other roads. In Ontario, multiple parks can be randomly chosen without finding off-road Street View imagery, and most park trips are to Ontario parks which do not have off-road Street View.

    Quebec national parks run by the Quebec government agency Sépaq are other parks continuing to lack Street View. Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is a Quebec national park which seems to have Street View only at road entrances.

    These parks in ON and QC are not the locations of the new Street View release as well as any older Street View releases. Google will have to continue to work with government agencies for the Street View imagery to be widespread and well known. The Google Lat Long blog post seems to be about Street View in parks of Parks Canada, a federal government agency similar to the US National Park Service which is a federal government agency in the US.

  4. Many thanks for this post.



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