Street View

Watch this astounding trip around the world, made entirely from Google Maps

Hyperlapses can be fun, but did you know you don't actually have to go anywhere to make them? For example, this impressive bit of work by Italian student Matteo Archondis uses screenshots from Google Maps and nothing else.

Google Street View hits an ace with 360 view of the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup tees off on Friday, with the U.S. team determined to snatch the trophy from Europe for the first time in eight years. Golf fans can even explore the course hole by hole thanks to a new interactive site launched by Google's…

Cat fans, here’s a version of Street View just for you

"Cat Street View" is exactly what it sounds like – a kitty-centric version of Google's popular Street View tool that lets you explore a couple of towns in Japan from the perspective of a cat.

Wool you look at that: Sheep lure Google Street View to the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands' tourism branch made some noise when it launched Sheep View 360, a project that mapped the islands via cameras on sheep. Google was so impressed it sent over a Trekker and a team to better equip the project.

When Google left them stranded, a Swedish mapping startup stepped in

When the Faroese Tourist Board strapped a camera to a sheep, it was hoping the resulting Sheep View video would attract the real-life Google Street View. Instead, Swedish mapping startup Mapillary answered the call.

Immerse yourself in Rio (minus the Zika) with Google’s new Olympics features

Google is introducing a slew of features across its various properties in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Among the highlights are YouTube live-streams for selected events and a new Street View collection.

Street View enters London’s majestic Westminster Abbey

Street View has added yet another famous location to its already massive library of panoramic imagery. This time it's London's stunning Westminster Abbey, the site of countless royal coronations, weddings, and burials.

Philly cops disguised a surveillance vehicle as a Google Street View car

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but whoever decided to use a Google Maps decal in a bid to disguise one of Philadelphia police's license plate surveillance cars has been found out – hardly surprising considering the…

Argentina’s beautiful national parks get the Street View treatment

Putting its camera-equipped Trekker backpacks to use, Street View has recently been exploring Argentina's beautiful national parks. On Monday, much of the gathered imagery landed online, and couch-based travelers won't want to miss it.
Virtual Reality

Google exhibit lets you explore the Sydney Opera House from your couch

Have you always wanted to travel to Australia but never had the chance? You can now experience the Sydney Opera House from your own home, thanks to an online exhibit from the Google Cultural Exhibit.
Movies & TV

Google Maps gives you a virtual tour of Bruce Wayne’s mansion (and Batcave)

Whether you’ve seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet or not, you can take a virtual tour through Bruce Wayne’s mansion and (mild spoiler alert) Batcave, thanks to Google Maps.

Street View offers sofa-based safari through South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Going on a safari sounds great but the cost of international travel to far corners of the globe can be prohibitive for many. So how about diving into Street View, which has just posted new panoramic imagery snapped inside South Africa's…