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New Street View imagery lands for national parks and cultural sites

The National Park Service will be 100 years young later this year, and as part of the celebrations it's teamed up with Google to roll out new 360-degree Street View imagery for more national parks and cultural sites across the country.

Street View lets you scale Western Europe’s highest mountain in your pajamas

Google's Street View team recently scaled Western Europe's highest mountain to grab some of its most breathtaking imagery to date. Photographers, skiers, mountaineers, climbers, and runners all assisted the team, and we think…

Google shrunk its Street View cameras to give us a close look at this stunning model world

Using specially built tiny cameras, the Google Street View team has given us a glimpse of life inside a stunning model railway display, which captures life around cities, towns, and landmarks in Germany.

Visit Machu Picchu via Street View, hiking boots not needed 1:28

Google's "Trekker" cameras sure do get around. Street View's latest adventure takes armchair travelers on a hike around Peru's Machu Picchu, once a key part of the Inca Empire and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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.