How does Google get street view pictures?

Answer Google Street View allows you to travel all over the world, seeing block-to-block photographs of your own neighborhood or far-off places, all from your computer screen. But just how does Google get... Read More »

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How does google take pictures for the street view?

One of Google's latest inventions is its StreetView map, which gives people closeup images of the location they choose. To get these images, Google outfits vehicles with special camera technology.I... Read More »

How often does the Google street view car come by and take pictures?

They've usually done only one pass so far. They're spending their time taking pictures for more places, than covering the same ground.They don't yet have a plan for re-covering anywhere yet.

Who takes the pictures for Google Street View?

Google employs its own vehicles and staff to take the Street View pictures that you see while using Google Maps or Google Earth. Cameras are installed on top of vehicles to achieve a 360-degree vie... Read More »

When Google did its "Street View" maps, have you ever seen those "street view" cars?

Yes they drove down our way in a little black Ford Ka type thing with a ruddy great roof mounted camera that sees over hedges and walls, which isn't really a street view as it's about 5 feet higher... Read More »