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Google Street View Travels To The Arctic

Back in July, Google Street View went to the Antarctic and took some amazing pictures of the original research settlement on the continent. In August, Google traveled to the far north to complete its quest of mapping the frigid corners of the Earth. The Street View team got some amazing shots of the Canadian Arctic, and even compiled some shots …

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Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System

In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery from Google Maps Street View, which would be unattainable by way of vehicle or even a Street View Trike. It’s basically a backpack with a camera attached to it, which takes 360-degree imagery. Today, Google revealed its first Trekker-based outing. The company has sent its team to the Grand …

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Criminal Investigation Into Google’s Street View To Be Dropped [Report]

Google has had trouble with its popular Street View product in Germany since the beginning. There were privacy concerns about it in the country before it finally received the go ahead from German courts, and ultimately launched in that country in 2010 (albeit, with a first-of-its kind opt out program). Hundreds of thousands of Germans opted out. Also in 2010, …

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Google Launches Huge Street View Update, Here’s Some Of The Imagery

Google announced that it is launching its biggest Street View update to date, with the addition of 250,000 miles of roads around the world. It’s also doubling its number of special collections. The update includes increased coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. There are also new special collections for South …

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Google Maps Street View Comes To Mobile Browser So iOS Users Have Access

Google announced today that it has added its Street View feature to Google Maps from the mobile browser. This means that iOS users who lost their beloved Maps app in favor of Apple’s newer, much criticized rendition, can once again use the feature. It also means users of other non-iOS devices can also use the feature from the mobile web, …

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Google Maps Takes Street View Under The Sea

As Google continues to map the Earth, and bring Street View imagery to more exotic places, the company is now tackling the depths of the world’s oceans. Google has teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey, which studies the world’s reefs, and is contributing photos to Street View. Google says the survey used a specially designed underwater camera, the SVII. …

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Google Maps Street View Comes To iOS 6 (Thanks To Garmin)

As you may know, Apple’s iOS has dropped Google Maps, and users who have upgraded to iOS 6 have no Google Maps access from Apple or Google right now. A Google Maps app directly from Google is expected, but for the time being, users are going to either have to get used to Apple Maps (which have been the subject …

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Google Maps Makes It Easier to Access Interior Imagery

Back in January, Google opened up its Business Photos for Google Maps pilot program to any and all small businesses that wanted to participate. Because of that, thousands of businesses now allow users to take a trip inside their stores without ever leaving the couch. Today, Google is making a slight improvement to maps to allow users to access the …

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Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities

Google announced today that it is releasing Street View imagery for over 150 university campuses globally, adding to its growing list, which is currently about about 275 schools. “With classes just getting started, freshman students, transfers and even empty-nesting parents can now familiarize themselves with college campuses around the world, including UCLA in the U.S., Pembroke College in the U.K., …

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You Never Knew Google’s Street View Was This Beautiful

Aaron Hobson is an artist, and one of his favorite sources of inspiration is Google. More specifically, Google Maps Street View. Google regularly updates its Street View imagery, often with some very impressive shots. For example, in recent months, we’ve seen them expand coverage of Hawaii, California state parks, the Kennedy Space Center, Antarctica, the Amazon, a recovering New Orleans, …

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Google Takes Street View To New Northern Extreme

Google announced that it is setting out on a new mapping mission, sending its Street View team up the furthest north in Canada it has ever gone, in order to map out Cambridge Bay in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut in Canada’s Arctic. In fact, it’s the Street View team’s first visit to Nunavut altogether. It’s a location “surrounded by …

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Google Street View Adds Brazil And Mayan Pyramids To Its Digital Vacation Destinations

Google’s Street View is one of the best things that the Internet enables. It allows those of us who can’t afford trips around the world to see what the rest of the world looks like. It’s gotten even better over the past year as Google began to add more exotic locales to Street View like the Amazon and Antarctica. This …

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