Thank you to GEB reader Adino for letting us know that Albania and Montenegro have recently received Street View.
Street View changes between October 3rd, 2016 and November 11th, 2016. Red: new Street View, Blue: previously existing Street View.
Our ‘changes’ map above also picks out some other interesting features. Google has added land to the northern coast of Greenland. This may be due to the availability of better satellite imagery or it may have to do with melting ice making the coast line more visible. Also, Google Maps has recently started showing more of the blue circles for user submitted photos even when zoomed out.
Indonesia and the Philippines have also seen significant additions to their Street View coverage.
Google has also added an ‘expand’ button to the overview map in the Google Maps version of Street View which allows a split-screen mode. This makes exploring Street View much easier.
Beautiful stone paved Streets seem to be quite common in Albania. See in Google Maps
Aman Sveti Stefan, and island hotel in Montenegro. See in Google Maps
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.
Maybe I missed it in previous posts, but what are the red bullets in your changes-map?
Timothy Whitehead says
The blue dots in Street View are user contributed photos. The red dots are where there are changes, either blue dots that were not there before or blue dots that have disappeared.
There is a fight between two men at 41°20’14.55″ N 19°50’51.05 E in Tirana
lol, yep, those goddamn gypsies
Andrew Leahy says
Hi, the brown lines in Mongolia? I assume that’s coverage that has been removed, well at least as far as recorded by the zoom level captured on the before and after maps.