Mindful that Google's Street View cars cover thousands of miles of roads in a methodical and organized way, an environmental agency recently contacted the Web company to suggest fitting the vehicles with sensors to detect potential hazards such as gas leaks.
Google has added time travel to Street View. Well, virtually, that is. You can now look at past images for a particular location, as far back as 2007. The feature is available in the desktop version of Google Maps.
The Colorado River has just landed on Street View, offering sofa-based rafters the chance to explore 286 miles of the iconic waterway, with plenty of stunning views of the Grand Canyon included along the way.
Google has just rolled out a new Maps-related feature enabling users to create their own Street View experience that can be shared with others and embedded into websites. And no, you don't need a camera-laden car to get involved.
The driver of a Street View car in Indonesia must be kicking himself for driving off following his initial crash with a bus, as his decision led to a further two smashes before he was finally detained by police.
In a joint project with the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation, Google on Thursday rolled out some impressive new Street View imagery from the Galapagos Islands, a location famous for its rich and diverse ecosystems.
Street View has recently brought us the interior of the world's largest passenger plane, views from the top of the world's tallest building, and underwater imagery from the Great Barrier Reef. And we can now add pandas to the list.