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Google Street View Driver Detained by Thai Villagers, Made to Swear Benevolence on Buddha Statue Google Street View Driver Detained by Thai Villagers, Made to Swear Benevolence on Buddha Statue
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Google’s Street View seems to always be in the news – but mostly for the bizarre things that it captures on camera. We’re talking some dude with a lampshade on his head, a messy breakup, people doin’ it, and quite …

Google Adds ‘Behind The Views’ Content To Street View Collections Google Adds ‘Behind The Views’ Content To Street View Collections

Google announced today that it is adding “behind-the-scenes” content like photography, video, audio tours, etc. to its Street View Collections site on the recently launched Views. The content can be accessed from a “Go Behind the Views” icon. “Our first …

Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take …

Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building
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We’ve seen plenty of strange things within Google’s Street View photography, but this is a new one, at least to me. Have you ever seen Google display a building, reducing it to two dimensions? Here’s an instance, pointed out on …

Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new site called Views to showcase users’ photo spheres that are shared to Google Maps. Users’ Views pages will let people browse the photos and plot them on the earth via Google Maps so …

Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View

It’s always fun to see what kinds of cool things Google captures with its Street View cameras. Sometimes it is simply deliberate photographing of landmarks or interesting areas. Sometimes people intervene, and put on a show (mildly NSFW). Sometimes, nature …

Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar
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Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built …

Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as …

The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results
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Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into …

Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s …

Google Street View Tours Harry Potter Studio Google Street View Tours Harry Potter Studio

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll probably be happy to know that Google is providing Street View imagery not only of the real world, but also the Harry Potter world, or at least part of it. Google Maps has …

Winnie The Pooh Makes An Appearance On Google Street View Winnie The Pooh Makes An Appearance On Google Street View
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Google Maps tweeted out this gem this morning: Not the strangest thing we’ve seen on Street View by any means, but it’s always fun to see people in costumes appear in the massively popular Google Maps. Street View just came …

Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’ Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this …

Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker

Google has launched a pilot program for third-party organizations to borrow its Street View Trekker camera backpack device, to enable them to contribute imgagery to Google Maps. One partner is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has already …

Street View Hits Google Earth Apps For Android, iOS Street View Hits Google Earth Apps For Android, iOS

Google announced a new Google Earth update today (7.1) for Android and iOS, which brings Street View to the experience. Somehow this wasn’t already a part of it. “Whether you’re on foot looking for the best sushi place in a …

Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps

Google announced a huge update to its Street View imagery today, with the addition of over 1,000 new locations around the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. “Planning on stopping by Singapore this summer? …

Google Street View Captures Guy With Lamp Shade On His Head Google Street View Captures Guy With Lamp Shade On His Head
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It’s always fun to see what kind of interesting imagery people can find on Google Maps Street View. Beyond the beautiful imagery Google announces (like the underwater stuff for example), we’ve seen everything from people having sex to possible dead …

Did Google Capture a Messy Breakup with Street View? Did Google Capture a Messy Breakup with Street View?

Google Street View has caught some pretty bizarre things over the years. Dead bodies? Sure. People having sex on top of their car? Yep. The Gates of Hell? Well, probably not, but maybe. Run-over donkeys? Maybe, but it’s not Google’s …

Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene? Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene?
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Ever since Google has introduced the “Street View” function to its Maps service, there have been all kinds of discoveries and finds by users all over the globe. So much so, in fact, a multitude of publications–this one included–have leveraged …

Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a …

Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View
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Google has partnered with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate to collect panoramic imagery of the islands with the Street View Trekker. As a result, Google will be adding the “stunning” images to Google Maps later …