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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

All New Locations

Google's new batch of Street View locations really surprised most of us. Instead of doing only 14 cities, Google sent Street View cars pretty much all over the state! There were only fourteen new camera icons on Google Maps, but as you can see, they covered a lot more. Here is the total list of new locations:

  1. Salem, Oregon
  2. Santa Rosa, California
  3. Sacramento, California
  4. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
  5. Modesto, California
  6. Fresno, California
  7. Bakersfield, California
  8. Kings Canyon National Park, California
  9. Sequoia National Park, California
  10. Death Valley National Park, California
  11. Palm Springs, California
  12. Reno, Nevada
  13. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  14. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  15. Omaha, Nebraska
  16. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  17. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  18. Topeka, Kansas
  19. Saint Louis, Missouri
  20. Jackson, Mississippi
  21. Louisville, Kentucky
  22. Lexington, Kentucky
  23. Knoxville, Tennessee
  24. Huntsville, Alabama
  25. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  26. Cincinnati, Ohio
  27. Dayton, Ohio
  28. Toledo, Ohio
  29. Columbus, Ohio
  30. Atlanta, Georgia
  31. Cape Coral, Florida
  32. Key West, Florida
  33. Jacksonville, Florida
  34. Greenville, South Carolina
  35. Columbia, South Carolina
  36. Charlotte, North Carolina
  37. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  38. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  39. Buffalo, New York
  40. Rochester, New York
  41. Syracuse, New York
  42. Hartford, Connecticut
  43. Springfield, Massachusetts
  44. Worcester, Massachusetts

And that doesn't even include all the other smaller cities beside them also covered. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here's a more detailed description:

In fact, there are so many locations now, that the list of Street View locations on Wikipedia has been nominated for deletion. It had to happen sometime.

But what's interesting is that Raytown in Missouri, and South Hill in Virginia, have not been added yet, and there have been some Street View car sightings in those areas.

What's next? Australia, of course!


Anonymous said...

I am actually not surprised by much of these additions. Most of them are very similar to what was predicted on this blog earlier. If you look at the previous comparisons, they are very similar. Oklahoma City, Columbus, Sacramento, St. Louis, just to name a few.

I am also not surprised by what was left out. Baltimore and Washington were not included, and they will probably be among the last of places for security reasons. I am also expecting other places near this region to be among the last, like central PA (York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Gettysburg, Reading, Allentown, etc.), and the Gulf Coast (New Orleans, Biloxi, etc.), since these would be more of an embarassment to Google, and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia areas, because it is a lot to cover.

I have indeed seen Google's cars around Baltimore, but that does not mean it'll be here in August.

There is one thing that did surprise me - that camera markers were not placed on the map on certain major cities, like Reno-Carson City, Omaha-Lincoln, Knoxville, Rochester, Syracuse, and Cincinnati.

FlagFreak said...

You've seen Street View cars in Baltimore!?!?!?!? Where? When? Please oh please tell me!

Sorry, I tend to get a bit excited when it comes to those sorts of things. Heheh.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing one in Baltimore's reknowned Fells Point area one time, maybe about two months ago. It was a gray VW New Beatle with the usual roof mounts. I knew exactly what was going on, though I was on a bus with tinted windows at the time, so I do not believe I would have been filmed. Had I had the advance notice of it coming, I would have snapped a shot of it.

Anonymous said...

p.s. I do not believe Google is trying hard to put off the Baltimore-Washington area. I'm sure it was in their plans from day 1 when SV was proposed. But there are other issues involved, particularly security concerns, given that even outside DC, there are sensitive sites like Ft. Meade, the NSA, and the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in MD and the Pentagon and CIA compound in VA.

I cannot imagine that Google is neglecting an area with a population of more than 8 million, the 4th-largest in the United States. Nor is it too time-consuming to produce that they would have to wait this long, after they have successfully completed the areas of Greater LA, San Francisco-San Jose-Sacramento, Chicago and the other nearby cities, and of course, much of Greater NYC. Besides, Baltimore and Washington are far more important cities for which there would be such a need than Manchester, New Hampshire, Spokane, Washington, and Fairbanks, Alaska.

The only other area of the United States with a multi-million population that is yet to have SV is Seattle-Tacoma.

FlagFreak said...

Thank you for that, anonymous. I will be sure to post that along with the other Street View sightings.

As for Google's delay of Washington/Baltimore Street View, I agree with you; I wouldn't even be surprised if they already have Baltimore imagery.

Anonymous said...

What about Charleston SC?? I've heard rumors and am surprised it wasn't in this last group.