Google Street View

  • Explore Cambodia's spectacular Angkor Wat temples on Google Street View April 5, 2014

    Phnom Penh: The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more than...
  • Take a rafting trip at the Grand Canyon with Google Street View March 14, 2014

    Flagstaff: Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 300 miles of whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls, and rich geologic history. The 360-degree views that...
  • Now explore Taj Mahal in 360 degrees on Google Street View February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google. The launch was the result of Google and ASI's joint initiative to make 100 of...
  • Google to add 100 Indian monuments to Street View October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has joined hands with Google India for an endeavour to create 360-degree online panoramic imagery of 100 "nationally-important monuments" in the country like Taj Mahal, Humayun's Tomb, Khajuraho and the Ajanta and Ellora caves, etc. The Internet giant and the Ministry of Culture signed a...
  • Google adds street views inside Japan nuclear zone March 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. There isn't a person in sight. Google Street View is giving the world a rare...
  • Google Street View gets its biggest update ever October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Google is adding 400,000 kilometres of roads from around the world to Google Maps Street View in what is its biggest update ever. With this Google is doubling the number of its Street View special collections. With this update Google has added more countries to Street View. Users can...
  • Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps June 7, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company's latest step in its ambitious and sometimes controversial plan to create a digital map of the world. Google plans to release the first three-dimensional maps for several cities by the end of...
  • Google beings collecting Street View data in India June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's long awaited and very ambitious project Streetview is ready to map and explore everything on Indian streets with its new application Google Streetview. This software will show you everything from a high rise to a small restaurant. Google Streetview unlike Google earth allows you a 360...
  • Google Street View coming to India May 26, 2011

    Bangalore: Google announced its plans to offer Street View of Indian cities on its Maps platform. "We are launching the Street View project from Bangalore as it is the IT capital of India where IT-savvy users will be able to leverage the benefits of the facility optimally," Google India product head...
  • Google Street View cars collected email, passwords October 23, 2010

    San Francisco: Google Inc admitted for the first time its "Street View" cars around the world accidentally collected more personal data than previously disclosed - including complete emails and passwords - potentially breathing new life into probes in various countries. The disclosure comes just days after Canada's privacy watchdog said Google...
  • Canada's privacy watchdog bites Google October 20, 2010

    Vancouver: Canada's privacy watchdog accused Google Inc on Tuesday of violating the rights of thousands of Canadians by inappropriately collecting their personal information in building its Street View service. Google must tighten its privacy protection systems to prevent a repeat of the incident, blamed on a careless software engineer, and should...
  • Germany seeks Internet data protection code September 21, 2010

    Berlin: Germany's government urged the Internet industry on Monday to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere met with representatives of Google and Apple Inc. among others after Google's plans to introduce "Street View" in Germany ignited...
  • Many Germans opt out of Google Street View September 20, 2010

    Berlin Hundreds of thousands of Germans have requested their homes be kept out of Google's Street View mapping service, a German magazine reported. Citing company sources, weekly Der Spiegel said "several hundred thousand" tenants had already objected to inclusion in the Google service, which uses camera-equipped fleets of cars to take...
  • Google mapped Britain's entire WiFi network June 1, 2010

    London: Britain's entire wireless network has been mapped by Google's street view car fitted with radio aerials in order to use the database for commercial purposes through its internet search engine. Every WiFi wireless router, the device that links a computer with the internet, has been entered into a Google database....
  • Google allows Street View car inspection May 27, 2010

    Hamburg: Internet giant Google is to allow German data protection officers to examine one of its controversial Street View cars, which collect data for its online mapping service, the company announced Thursday. Earlier this month, German officials were highly critical of a data protection gaffe which enabled the Google's vehicles to...
  • US lawmakers want more Google Street View info May 27, 2010

    Washington: Three US lawmakers, concerned that Google Inc may have violated US privacy laws, want to know how much personal data the company has gathered through its project to photograph streets across the country and how it plans to use that information. They also want to know if Google told people...
  • Google grabs personal info off Wi-Fi networks May 15, 2010

    San Francisco: Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries about the Internet search leader. Even Google was troubled by its behavior, and issued a public apology...