Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street ViewBy: Chris Crum - December 13, 2013
Google announced that it has gathered some new imagery of ski slopes for Street View using its Street View snowmobile.
Google introduced the snowmobile back in 2010 when it gathered imagery from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s good to see it’s still getting some use.
Google’s new imagery comes from ski resorts in Italy, France, Andorra and Spain.
“From the western border between Italy and France in La Thuile to Siusi, Pusteria and Kronplatz in the eastern Dolomite Stations south of Austria, we are bringing online a total of eight Italian ski resorts. Take a look where the pros will head down the pistes at Bormio, which hosts a World Cup stop on December 29,” says Google’s Ulf Spitzer. “Val Thorens is one of the highest stations in Europe, while Les Gets opens up to the 600 kilometers of slopes on the Portes du Soleil.”
“The Pyrenees boasts some great skiing and we feature Estació de Esqui de Masella,” adds Spitzer. “The small state of Andorra is home to a lot of skiing. We are bringing online two Alpine resorts Estació Esquí de Grandvalira and Estació Esquí de Vallnord. Together they cover more than 300 kilometers of slopes. You can also explore Nordic skiing facilities at Estació Esquí de fons de Naturlandia.”
Earlier this week, Google announced that anyone can now create Street View imagery with a new feature for Views, which utilizes users’ photo spheres.