Google Street View

Google Street View

Google Street View

What is google street view?

Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps that enables users to view and navigate through 360 degree horizontal and 290 degree vertical panoramic street level images of various cities around the world. The Street View feature can be used to take virtual walks, explore landmarks or find shops, restaurants and hotels.

The images in Street View are obtained from specially-fitted cars that drive through cities and urban areas, taking panoramic 360 degree recordings of everything they find, including people completing their every-day actions. To protect people’s privacy, Google has implemented technology that blurs people’s faces and provides a way for visitors to flag inappropriate or sensitive imagery for review and removal.

Introduced in May 2007, Google Street View originally covered five major cities and their suburbs in the United States. Today, however, Street View covers the most of the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Street View in the Maps JavaScript API

The Street View Service in the maps Javascript API allows you to programmatically retrieve and display Street View photo spheres.

The service provides panoramic 360 degree views from designated roads throughout its coverage area. Street View’s API coverage is the same as that for the Google Maps application. The list of currently supported cities for Street View is available at the google maps website..