Street View

  • Google adds 76 more Indian heritage sites to its Street View collection August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After Taj Mahal and Humayun Tomb, Google and Archaeological Survey of India together have now brought online 360-degree panoramic imagery of 76 more Indian heritage sites and 30 new immersive exhibitions of arts and historical institutions from across India. The new historical sites include the Safdarjung Tomb, Ellora Caves,...
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil's 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After letting football fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home, Google now lets the fans travel through the painted streets of Brazil. Brazilians, every four years, come together to show their love of football by painting their streets. The free online mapping...
  • Take a trip inside the Football World Cup venues with Google Maps Steet View June 6, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Maps on Thursday began letting soccer fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home. The free online mapping service added "Street View" imagery of all 12 World Cup stadiums along with scenes captured on roads painted in festive tribute to the major global...
  • 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 Maps shows body of 14-year-old boy; father wants it to be taken down November 19, 2013

    Richmond: A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in the...
  • 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...
  • CJ Street View: Delhi Police's Insensitive Ad August 4, 2013

    Delhi police recently ran (and withdrew) a controversial ad that some said promoted child labor. In this segment, CJ takes to the streets to get people's reactions. ...
  • Explore Harry Potter film set on Google Map's Street View July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Google has now come up with a way for Muggles and Wizards alike to visit Diagon Alley, without have to shell out a lot of Galleons to get to London. The search engine giant has added the well known alley on Google Map's Street View. While Street View mode...
  • Google to add Galapagos Islands to Street View May 24, 2013

    San Francisco: Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Soon it will take only the click of a mouse or finger swipe on a tablet to explore...
  • German state fines Google for Street View data breach April 23, 2013

    Frankfurt: A German privacy regulator has fined Google for illegally recording signals from Wifi networks while it was taking photographs for its Street View service. Google's roving Street View vans picked up large amounts of personal data such as e-mails, passwords, photos and online chat protocols, said the commissioner for data...
  • 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...
  • Now explore the most famous mountains on Earth on Google Maps March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Google is bringing the group of peaks known as the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each of the seven continents to your Web browser and the Google Maps mobile phone app. You can now explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth, including Aconcagua in...
  • 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 Maps goes underwater with panoramic images September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: While Apple is trying hard to fix the issues with Apple Maps in iOS 6 to point out correctly the places on the earth's surface, Google is taking users the depths of the oceans with its first underwater panoramic images in Google Maps. "With these vibrant and stunning photos...
  • Google admits it did not delete Street View data July 28, 2012

    London: Google Inc said on Friday it had not kept its promise to delete all the personal data, such as emails, its Street View cars collected in Britain and other countries in 2010. The US company admitted in May 2010 that its vehicles, which photograph neighborhoods to create street level images,...
  • Google adds more Antarctica imagery to Street View July 19, 2012

    California: Google's online mapping service is incorporating additional images from Antarctica. The new images include flags marking the South Pole and the interiors of the supply cabins built for Ernest Shackleton's and Robert Scott's expeditions early in the 20th century. They are part of Google's Street View program, which offers ground-level,...
  • 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 takes you on a virtual tour of the best art galleries April 11, 2012

    Artworks from the National Musuem and the National Gallery of Modern Art would now be accessible at the touch of a keystroke. ...
  • Google charts a careful course through Asia's maps March 25, 2012

    Bangkok: Google rushed out its panoramic Street View maps in Thailand as part of the country's efforts to show tourist hot spots have recovered from last year's floods. But it also marked something of a change of fortunes for Google itself, which has weathered several storms in Asia over its mapping...
  • Take a trip through the Amazon Basin on Street View March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: In the honour of World Forest Day, Google has released images of the Amazon Basin through the Street View feature on Google Maps, thereby by giving viewers a peek inside the Amazon rainforest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. The pictures were captured last August...
  • Man sues Google over Street View urination photo March 2, 2012

    Nantes: A Frenchman took Google to court on Thursday over a photo published online by its Street View application showing him urinating in his front yard which he believes has made him the laughing stock of his village in rural northwest France. The man, who is aged around 50 and lives...
  • 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 hits security hurdle in Israel February 22, 2011

    Jerusalem: Google has for years fought allegations that its mapping and photography services infringed on privacy. Now the Internet giant is facing concerns from Israel that the technology could be used for terrorism. Israel announced today it is considering ways for Google Street View to photograph Israeli cities, despite concerns that...
  • US regulators scold Google for 'Wi-Spying' October 28, 2010

    New York: The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks. In a two-page letter released Wednesday, the regulatory agency expressed its displeasure with Google for allowing potentially sensitive information to be scooped...
  • Google risks heavy fines for Street View in Italy October 27, 2010

    Rome: Italy has threatened Google with fines of 180,000 euros each time it photographs neighbourhoods without giving clear warning to residents of the presence of its cameras, according to the watchdog tasked with safeguarding privacy in Italy. Italy is the first European country to adopt measures that can punish the California...
  • Google Street View scoops private data October 26, 2010

    Google admitted for the first time its Street View cars accidentally collected complete emails and passwords. ...
  • Italy orders Google to mark Street View cars October 25, 2010

    Milan: Italy's privacy regulator has told Google Inc it will have to make sure its "Street View" photo-collecting cars are clearly marked and their itinerary is publicised, a daily newspaper reported on Saturday. Under the regulator's decision, Google has to publish three days in advance on its web site, in local...