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Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia

Google has announced the addition of Street View imagery to more towns, cities and sights in Russia, and to Slovenia for the first time. Slovenia makes the fifty-fifth country Google has launched Street View in. “In Russia, our drivers reached the far away corners of the world’s largest country,” says Google Street View program manager Carlos Reolid. “Users can take …

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Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View

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 …

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Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps

Google has now enabled users to create their own Street View imagery to share and make visible to people using Google Maps. Now the amount of Street View imagery available is going to grow tremendously, offering a lot more to people looking to check out areas of the world they intend to travel to or just want to look at …

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Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

Google announced that it has added some new transit locations to Street View to make it easier to see where you’re going while you’re traveling. Specifically, they’ve added 16 international airports, ovder 50 train and subway stations and a cable car station in Hong Kong. “Now you can visit the check-in counter of your airline in Madrid, map out the …

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Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks

Google’s Street View team has been working with the U.S. National Parks Service and Parks Canada to get new imagery on Google Maps for a plethora of interesting locations in the two countries. So far, Google has utilized its Street View cars, trikes and Trekker backpack system to add imagery for 44 locations. Here’s a look at some highlights. Sequoia …

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Google Takes The Trekker To Venice For New Street View Imagery

Google has taken its Trekker camera system to Venice to capture some new Street View imagery. Google Street View Operations Manager Daniele Rizzetto said, “It was impossible for us to collect images of Venice with a Street View car or trike—blame the picturesque canals and narrow cobbled walkways—but our team of backpackers took to the streets to give Google Maps …

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Google Street View Goes Inside CERN Lab

Google has launched new Street View imagery from inside CERN, the lab near Geneva where the Large Hadron Collider resides. “We’re delighted that CERN opened its doors to Google Maps Street View allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to take a peek into its laboratories, control centers and its myriad underground tunnels housing cutting-edge experiments,” says Google’s Pascale Milite. “Street …

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Google Street View Car Hits 3 Vehicles In Reportedly Attempted Hit And Run

Wow. Just wow. A Google Street View car driver apparently hit two buses and a truck, and tried to flee the scene. The incident happened in Bogor, Indonesia, and there is photographic evidence of a wrecked Street View car. Gizmodo shares these two photos that were posted to Indonesian forum: The police, as reported by local media, indicated that the …

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Check Out These Beautiful Images Of The Galapagos Islands On Google Street View

Back in May, Google said that its Street View team traveled to the Galapagos Islands to capture panoramic images of the place that inspired Charles Darwin to pin his initial theory of evolution. Now on the 178th anniversary of Darwin’s discovery of the islands, Google has partnered with the The Charles Darwin Foundation, the Catlin Seaview Survey and the Directorate …

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Tour The 9/11 Memorial On Google Street View

Back in late May, Google announced that it had published some new imagery for New York, including imagery of Hurricane Sandy, Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial. With today’s date in mind, the memorial imagery is worth revisiting. “The 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks …

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Google Loses Street View Data Collection Appeal

Google has lost its appeal in the big Street View privacy case stemming from when it collected personal data from people as its Street View cars drove around from 2008 to 2010. No word from the company on its Public Policy blog, which is where it usually addresses legal matters, but Reuters does share the following statement from the company: …

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Everyone Should Be Okay With This Google ‘Panda’ Update

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added more zoos to Street View. We’ve seen Google tout its zoo imagery on more than one occasion in the past, but this time, they’re claiming “must-see spots at zoos around the world.” Google is inviting people to use Street View to check out endangered species like pandas and red pandas at the …

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