Official Street View Website

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

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Poor Deer

Wendy Wang wrote a post on the Google LatLong blog explaining an accident with a Street View car in New York.

While the Street View car was driving along Five Points Road near Rush, New York, a deer was run over by it. The images of this collision were removed after someone posted the link and image to The Daily What and increased tremendously in popularity.

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Going forward on the above Street View will show you the location of removed images where the deer was hit.

Many people found this funny on reddit.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Comment

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on people who were found on Street View doing "private" things. You can read this for yourself.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Drive the Parade Route

Today is Inauguration Day in the United States, so's blog Stars 'n' Snipes has put together a virtual Street View tour of the Inaugural Parade route, complete with directions using the Street View API.

Many Australians do not seem to approve of the somewhat cheap plugin, as you can see by the many negative comments on the bottom of the page.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Time for Taiwan

According to DigiTimes, a Google Taiwan managing director has stated that Street View imagery in Taiwan will be online in late 2009.

Street View cars were spotted in Taipei City, Taiwan, in early October 2008. Taiwanese Street View will be appreciated by tourists who cannot skillfully read Chinese. Well, only if they are smart enough to go to Google Maps.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Street View Saves the Day

According to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, a girl is no longer missing thanks to some Internet technology.

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Here's the story: Natalie Maltais, a nine-year-old resident of Ahtol, Massachusetts, was reported missing. Todd Neale, a police officer, decided to use some Internet technology to find Natalie's location. Here is how the technology was used:

cell phone GPS: dialed the number and tracked her cell phone
Google: searched for location, Natural Bridge, Virginia
Google Street View: found a view of the area, and found a Budget Inn that looked interesting
Google Earth imagery: used Google's satellite imagery to find the hotel

After many clues, Officer Neale guessed that Natalie was in the hotel. After some searching there, she was found.

Natalie will be with her family soon. Thank you, Street View!