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December 9, 2008

Google Street View Covers Almost the Entire US

After adding street-level imagery for Australia, Japan, Spain, France, Italy, and New Zealand, Google's mission for the US is almost completed. "Today marks our biggest launch of Street View imagery to date: we're doubling our coverage in the United States. Several states — Maine, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Dakota — will be getting the Street View treatment for the first time. We've also added imagery for Memphis, Charleston (SC), and Birmingham, and we've filled in lots of gaps across the country," explains Google's blog.

Many people complained that the recent Google Maps redesign made it more difficult to find places that have street-level imagery, but this should no longer be necessary, at least for the US.


Street View turned out to be fun, useful, expensive, yet profitable and a test bed for new technologies.

16 comments:

  1. WOW! THIS IS SIMPLY AMAZING! I LOVE GOOGLE!

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  2. One can only ask, why is Canada so backwards!!

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  3. Can I drive one of these cars around?

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  4. I love Google too, and when they make it legal, I'll marry Google!
    <3
    JimJim

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  5. I live in the city of Chicago and my street is not included - actually there are several streets in Chicago that arent included.

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  6. We need it up here in Canada Eh.

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  7. Really can't believe just how many streets are in this. I mean, come on... small towns in Montana!! That is AWESOME... always the surprise from google

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  8. Screw canada, they told Google that it would be illegal if they street viewed in their country. (How is taking a picture in PUBLIC violates anyone's privacy?)

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  9. Bah...bologna! Huge chunks of Orange County (south of L.A.) are still missing from Street View. Where's the Cali love, Google?

    I think this announcement by Google is drastically overstated. They have a long way to go with Street View availability, yet.

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  10. They might have a ways to go yet, but you have to remember this has only been 1 year, 7 months since the launch of Street View. It is amazing how much ground google has covered in so little time. I can't wait until the entire US is done!

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  11. Yes, they have come a long way. Nearly the entire U.S. is covered and I have to admit I was proven wrong regarding this: I really didn't think SV would extend to so much of the U.S. map, though it would only surround the largest cities. Glad to see at least some of the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana. Wonder when Hawaii will be added? Seems Google's advertising potential should be pretty decent for that one.

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  12. Google is cool!It helps a lot when I want to find some place .

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  13. Canpages Canada has copied street view and you view a street view of all of Vacouver and a couple of other cities. It's time to come in Canada GOOGLE!

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  14. Just saw the Google Street View Camera car yesterday near Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. There have been sitings of the camera car on Oahu since early this year.

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  15. Saw the google camera car today on Oahu's North Shore near Waimea Bay

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