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August 7, 2007

New Cities in Google Maps Street View

Google Lat/Long Blog announces that Google Maps added street-level imagery for 4 new cities: San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando, but only San Diego has high-resolution imagery. Street View is also available in: Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, and San Francisco Bay Area.

An army of inquisitive minds will start to search for people caught in awkward situations and Google will have to remove some of these pictures, for privacy reasons. A Google representative will explain once again that "Street View only features imagery taken on public property. This imagery is no different from what any person can readily capture or see walking down the street."

These images can have many practical uses. "Real estate shoppers can inspect homes and neighborhoods. Diners can see a restaurant's location on a block. Friends can pinpoint a meeting place." And fans will start looking for their favorite celebrities, mostly in Los Angeles.

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