Recently, Google's Street View expanded to all seven continents. Where
could it possibly go next? To places that aren't accessible via car.
While Street View has done a tremendous job of providing an up-close
view of locations by sending camera-equipped cars to record images, the
one thing that cannot be recorded by car is anything off of the street.
You may think that's not too big of a deal, but there are actually quite
a few monuments and addresses that could benefit from having Street
View, but can't because of a lack of road leading there.
Look at Stonehenge in England. To get a Street View look, you'd have to
off road into the monument. Not going to happen. But now, Google is
sending out a "trike" with a 360-degree camera setup to capture images
from places where cars aren't allows (but bikes are). This new approach
will soon allow users to more accurately get a picture of the scenic
Champs-Elysées in Paris to bustling Times Square in New York City.
The trike team has been "pedaling all over the world" over the past 1.5
years, and now they're adding some of those unique looks to Street View
within Google Maps. Feel free to poke around and see if you can spot any
off-the-beaten-path locations that now have Street View imagery
attached to them.