Street View

Check out New Zealand’s stunning hiking trails in this new Street View imagery

New Zealand's "Great Walks" are trails famed for their outstanding natural beauty, but for many they're just too far away to ever have a hope of visiting. Street View changes all that (sort of), having just unveiled new imagery of these…

Google acquires panorama startup to give Street View a boost

Street View could be about to get a boost after Google acquired panorama startup Digisfera. The firm, whose projects have included huge zoomable images of Obama's inauguration and another captured during the 2014 World Cup, confirmed the…

Now you can try Street View in VR using Google Cardboard

If you're the sort of person that enjoys sofa-based vacations via Google Street View and you can get your hands on a Google Cardboard VR headset, then your globetrotting experiences are about to get a whole lot more immersive.

You can now go on a Kenyan safari thanks to Street View 0:24

Google's latest addition to its vast database of Street View imagery is a trip through Kenya's Samburu National Reserve where you'll be treated to the glorious sight of the park's wild elephants, zebras, leopards, lions, and…

Google’s new Street View app lets you add panoramic imagery and browse collections

Whether you're an armchair traveler or someone who loves to get out there and explore, Google's new Street View app has something for everyone. The new Android and iOS software offers a collection of fabulous curated content, and even lets…
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Street View’s attempt to capture tomato-throwing festival squashed by revelers

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Google ended up having to pulp its plan to capture Street View imagery at Spain's famous tomato-throwing festival after its car and camera were damaged by exuberant revelers.

Husband who said he’d quit smoking outed by Street View

Typical. You're outside your house enjoying a sneaky smoke – against doctor's orders – and what drives by but a Street View car. A while later, your wife starts suspecting you're still on the ciggies, checks your home on Street View…

Afraid of heights? Explore Yosemite’s El Capitan from your couch with Street View

Google's latest mapping project involves a lot of verticality. A team shot images from Yosemite's El Capitan rock face. It's yet another impressive addition to the service's vast library of images.

Apple Maps cars hit the road to capture Street View-style images in the U.S. and the UK

Apple's project to knock its much-maligned Maps app into shape is a massive one, but bit by bit it's getting there. Following the addition of transit directions to iOS 9, it's now sending out a fleet of Apple Maps cars to capture Street…

Google sets photo spheres free with new Street View app and Google Maps support

All those cool photo spheres Android and iPhone users have been uploading to the Google View community will soon become a part of Google Maps. The photo spheres will be visible in the new Street View app.
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Brick Street View turns Google Maps into Lego

Here's an impressive hack to explore over the weekend. Put together by Swedish designer Einar Öberg, Brick Street View turns Google's Street View imagery into something much more blocky.

You can now hunt for the Loch Ness monster with Google Street View

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Google's Street View team taking to Loch Ness is that it didn't do it sooner. The imagery is up now, though, allowing you to plunge to the icy depths of the murky lake in search of the legendary Loch…