Thailand has had Street View as far back as 2012. This post on the Google LatLong Blog says that over 150 other places and national treasures have recently received Street View. However, many of the places listed have Street View dated 2014, and the first place mentioned, Sukhothai Historical Park, even has Street View from 2013. So either they have taken a really long time to process the imagery, or they have made a mistake somewhere. Nevertheless, Thailand has some really beautiful places and is well worth a visit.
Expect to see elephants, spikes and intricate carving.
Google has pushed out some significant updates to their Street View imagery today, launching in Hungary and Lesotho and greatly expanding their imagery in Poland and Romania (along with other parts of the world, including France, Italy, Russia, Singapore and Thailand). Thanks to GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about this update.
The flooding has become quite devastating and more widespread than most people realize. From Google’s page:
Thailand is currently facing its worst flooding in 50 years. Flood waters have swamped more than two-thirds of the country, submerging rice fields and shutting down hundreds of factories while over 900,000 families and businesses have been impacted and hundreds of lives have been tragically lost. National relief efforts are now focused on providing essential food, clean water and shelter to displaced people and restoring damaged infrastructure to the Kingdom of Smiles.
You can use the map on their page, or download various elements as KML files to be able to browse them in Google Earth. For example, here is the “Flood affected areas across Thailand” map (KML), which gives you a quick glance at the hardest hit areas.
For fresh satellite imagery of the area, you can use the imagery released by the NASA Earth Observatory a few days ago. You can view the image on their site, or see it in Google Earth with this KML image overlay.