User contributed photos and the new Google Earth

One welcome improvement to the new Google Earth over Google Earth Classic is that the user contributed photos now work. For a long time, Google Earth Classic has shown the blue dots representing user … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Guatemala

Thank you to GEB reader Adino for letting us know that Street View has recently come to Guatemala. Street View coverage, Guatemala. View in Google Maps. View in New Google Earth (requires Google … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Tunisia and a Vanuatuan volcano

Google has recently added Street View for Tunisia and the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu. Tunisia Tunisia has some interesting architecture, including mosques, churches and even ancient Roman … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Ghana and Senegal

Google has recently added Street View for the countries Senegal and Ghana. Some of the imagery is as old as 2015. Street View coverage for Ghana. Street View coverage for Senegal. The Great … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Thank you to GEB reader Adino for letting us know that Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands recently received Street View. You can see our 'Street View changes map' below: Street view changes … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Albania and Montenegro

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 … [Read more...]

AI facial recognition is too good, in two different ways!

Artificial intelligence based facial recognition is improving over time. However, it is a bit too good at recognising faces as two recent stories illustrate. The first problem is Google's automatic … [Read more...]

Komodo Dragons in Street View

Google has just released Street View imagery of Komodo Island, Indonesia, as well as significantly increasing the coverage for the rest of Indonesia. There are also a number of new underwater Street … [Read more...]

Image recognition and Google Earth

The last few years have seen major advances in computer artificial intelligence (AI). One area where AI is starting to show practical use is in imagery recognition. Google Earth and Street View … [Read more...]

Street View Tour Maker by Steven Ho

Steven Ho, whose excellent work we have covered many times in the past, has recently produced a tool for creating Street View tours. The tool and details on how to use it can be found on his blog … [Read more...]