Miniature Street View

Miniature Wunderland is claimed to be the largest miniature model railway in the world. So, how do you go about capturing Street View of a miniature railway? With miniature cameras on miniature Street View cars of course!

Actually viewing the Street View in Google Earth proved a little difficult. The whole building was captured in 2012 with ordinary Street View and the location of that is shown by blue lines. The new miniature Street View captured in December 2015 is classified as ‘see inside’, which shows as orange dots. Unfortunately only a few of the dots show in Google Earth – there are more in Google Maps. We were, after some trial and error, able to locate all the miniature street View imagery in Google Earth, and once you are in a section you can explore without to much difficulty. We tried creating placemarks so that we could share the start locations but found that Google Earth placemarks can be quite unreliable with Street View. Probably the best ways to explore the new Street View is with this site or Google Maps


There is a lot more than just model railways.

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.






PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.



PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.