Official Street View Website

For Google's official website on Street View locations (present and future) and much more, go to:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

North Oaks Removed from Street View reports that North Oaks, Minnesota, a small suburb of Minneapolis, has requested that Street View for their entire town be removed. Because these streets are supposedly private property, Google removed them immediately.

According to Google, this is the first time where an entire city has asked to be removed from the Street View service.

This is also the first time where the removed Street View was actually taken off the Google Maps blue highlighted areas.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Street View in Valencia

Techlosofy reports that another Spanish city, Valencia, has been found to have some Street View cars roaming around. Valencia is among the four Spanish cities that (so far) we know will have Street View probably sometime next year.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Street View Applications on Android

This is a picture of the desktop of the upcoming Google Android device, and there is a Street View application coming with it. Read the article above for more infrmation.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Upcoming Street View on Google Maps

The above link will take you to a Google My Map of the upcoming Street View locations, provided by Street View Stuff's new widget on the right sidebar. If you'd prefer a smaller URL, you can use

Street View Astra Filmed in Sevilla

This video posted on YouTube on May 27, 2008, shows the Google Street View Astra driving through the streets of Sevilla, Spain. Expect many European cities coming on Street View by or in 2009; there will be many.

South Hill Street View Sighting

The South Hill Enterprise reports a sighting of the Google Street View car in South Hill, Virginia, which is located in between Richmond and Raleigh. The newspaper contacted a Google, Inc., representative, who said that Street View imagery was still being updated in a variety of areas.

Why South Hill, Virginia? This could mean there will be quite a handful of more locations in this upcoming batch we've been waiting months for.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Don't worry, it ain't real!

There has lately been a lot of chatter about this view south of Chicago on Street View:

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Yes, that's someone pointing a gun at another kid. Some people were shocked that the Google driver didn't pull over and do something, but what many of them don't know is that it is only a water gun. So don't worry, they're just playing.


UPDATE: This Street View has been removed by Google. :(

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Street View!

Today, Sunday, May 25th, 2008, is the first anniversary of Google Street View. In the past year, Google Street View provided us with Street View for over 800 cities, and 43 locations:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Miami, FL
  5. New York City, NY
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Houston, TX
  9. Orlando, FL
  10. Portland, OR
  11. Phoenix, AZ
  12. Tucson, AZ
  13. Chicago, IL
  14. Pittsburgh, PA
  15. Philadelphia, PA
  16. Dallas, TX
  17. Minneapolis, MN
  18. Indianapolis, IN
  19. Detroit, MI
  20. Providence, RI
  21. Boston, MA
  22. Juneau, AK
  23. Boise, ID
  24. Salt Lake City, UT
  25. San Antonio, TX
  26. Kansas City, MO
  27. Milwaukee, WI
  28. Raleigh, NC
  29. Albany, NY
  30. Manchester, NH
  31. Anchorage, AK
  32. Fairbanks, AK
  33. Yosemite, CA
  34. Spokane, WA
  35. Albuquerque, NM
  36. Austin, TX
  37. Little Rock, AR
  38. Madison, WI
  39. Rockford, IL
  40. Nashville, TN
  41. Tampa, FL
  42. Cleveland, OH
  43. Richmond, VA

Also, 6 online real estate services have integrated Street View into their websites:

  1. Kevin Tomlinson
  2. Trulia
  3. DotHomes
  5. PropertyMaps
  6. PeekaCity

The best news of all? 1 Boring lawsuit, 0 Boring court holdings.

Happy First Anniversary, Street View!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

PeekaCity adds Street View, a real estate mapping website, has added Street View to their maps.

The website works like Google Earth, with different placemarks for different amenities. A Street View button, spelled "Streetview", is now available for currently available Street View locations.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Street View coches en España

Google is really rushing to get the Street View for Europe complete. We can tell because Street View cars have been spotted in Madrid and Barcelona, according to Learning Light - Researching Online. This adds it to the list of upcoming Street View countries:

  1. Canada
  2. Australia
  3. United Kingdom
  4. New Zealand
  5. Japan
  6. Italy
  7. France
  8. Nederland
  9. Spain

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Predictions Updated

Along with each of my math-based predictions is an alternate set. The predictions on the right sidebar have been updated to the alternate set, although there will probably be more than 7 locations.

It usually takes Google an average of four days per Street View location.

Street View Astras Found in Holland

Great news! A fleet of Google Street View Astras has been found in the Netherlands, and you know what those cars will be doing soon.

As you can see, these are also equipped with 3D laser cameras, so Google must be really planning on a 3D Europe. Can't wait!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lunar Street View

Google's not just going for Street View's of the enitre Earth, Lunar Street View coverage isn't too far away.

On Google Moon, there are many placemarks available in the Apollo layer, including Street View for a few locations:

Apollo 11: Placemark 10
Apollo 12: Pacemark 6
Apollo 14: Placemark 10
Apollo 15: Placemark 3
Apollo 16: Placemark 8
Apollo 17: Placemark 5

Okay, it's not technically a Street View, but it works much like the Street View here on Earth. You can pan, zoom in and out, and there's an astronaut similar to Street View Guy.

What's next? Well, possibly a way to link to these like on Google Maps, and hopefully these panoramas on Google Moon API. Hey, it's one small step for a man, right?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Wins a Hermes Award added Google Street View to its website three weeks ago, and today, it's won a 2008 Hermes Creative Award for its website. Congratulations,!

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Street View in Manhattan

As reported in the Google Latlong blog, Street View for Manhattan, New York, is updated today, with higher resolution, views going to the sky and ground (to see the tops of skyscrapers from their bases will be convenient), and the introduction of Street View's new face-blurring feature, still in beta, but still very useful.

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Check out Manhattan on Street View to see these great new features!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Scappare! Street View è venuta!

In Roma, it seems that the Google Street View Astra is like a monster or something, because as the car was driving through the city, Romans went running away from it. When Roma is available in Street View, check out Viale di Trastevere, the street where Bernhard Warner saw these Romans in action.

Brought to You by the Saturn Astra

For the European Street View sightings, it appears that Google is using the Saturn Astra for driving around. They used a big van for the first cities in the United States, then a Chevrolet Cobalt, and now the Saturn Astra joins the club.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Another Reason to Take Your Own Bag

Well, it appears that all these plastic shopping bags are wasteful, and now they're getting just plain annoying. Check this out:

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For over half a mile of College Road in Fairbanks, Alaska, south of the Bentley Mall, a plastic shopping bag flying in the air landed on the Google Street View camera until the driver had to pull over to get it off.

Monday, May 5, 2008

More Street View Cities Anyday Now

As you can see, the prediction on the right falls on today, and there aren't any new Street View cities yet. What happened with the previous prediction, March 26, is that more Street View cities came out the day after, so the prediction was quite close.

If things go properly, you should expect more Street View as soon as tomorrow!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

L'automobile à Paris

Yesterday, Saturday, May 3, 2008, a Street View car was found in Paris, with the 3D lasers on top, as found by Géographie 2.0.

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See the Google logo on the side there with Street View Guy? This adds France to the list of upcoming Street View countries.
So far the list is:

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Italy
  4. France
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Japan
O l'excitation!

Friday, May 2, 2008

So Much Coverage, So Few Icons

There are some complaints about over 400 cities available in Street View, and only 43 camera icons being shown in Google Maps. In Google Earth, this problem has been solved by adding more icons as you zoom in, but not on Google Maps.

Using only some icons in Google Maps does give the viewer an idea about where Street View is available, so that's a plus. Also, because Google is trying to provide Street View for the whole world, the icons will eventually disappear. The current icons would get very cluttered on Google Maps if they were for all of the 400+ cities available, so it appears Google's solution works out quite well.

One thing that might also work well is to highlight the Street View areas in blue instead of placing camera icons for the main city in that region.