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May 27, 2008

Google Street View Cars in Spain

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo (English translation) reports that Google's Street View cars have been spotted in many Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. Apparently, the local police wasn't very impressed and Google was fined for parking in a restricted area.


There's even a custom Google Map that includes many locations where Google's cars were spotted in Spain and Google Blogoscoped points to a video that shows a Street View car on the streets of Seville.


Google will add Street View imagery for Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and other European countries in the coming months.

{ Thanks, wkh wkh. }

11 comments:

  1. YouTube video taken down.
    "Sorry this video is no longer avalible"

    Anything on UK street view? Something nasty in our privacy laws?

    Hope there's another source for the video..

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  2. One of Zorgloob's readers has spotted a Google car on a French rest area (lay-by) few weeks ago. The car was surrounded by a couple of police cars too ^^

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  3. What's so special about these Google Street View cars that they have to be mentioned a lot of time?

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  4. I saw one similar car in Lyon, France. Same make/model as the one shown on the picture in this post...

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  5. Little Rock, Durham, now cities in Spain and France...

    When is Atlanta going to see some street view action?!?

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  6. These cars have been spotted in the Netherlands (Amterdam) as well.

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  7. Here's a Google Car in Italy:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebelot/2454382999/

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  8. I saw one in my town!! I had to chase it to be able to take a picture of it ;)

    http://www.chicageek.com/google-car-avistado-barcelona-101143

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  9. How about creating a Google monster truck. Something like monster trucks That would attract attention for sure! It would be a breeze to spot it anywhere!

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  10. chicageek - no need to chase it! it will come back if you wait, as it covers the same road on multiple occasions

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  11. I saw one similar car in Lyon, France. Same make/model as the one shown on the picture in this post...

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