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Google Adds More Street View Imagery From Off-Road Locales

Google Adds More Street View Imagery From Off-Road Locales

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.

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Thats VERY cool!!! I've never been to stonehenge, never been to England for that matter of fact, but i've always wanted to see it up close.

Sure i can watch tv shows on youtube, but this is at a whole other level!!

Augmented reality, here I come!

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This is getting better, I use it to take a vacations at work on those long 12hr days and nights. I also use it to see what is at an intersection so I can tell my wife where to turn when she calls me because she is lost. She will not use the GPS in the car.

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I feel bad for the bikers... lol Hard work much?

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