Street View has always been a useful Google tool, letting you spy on holiday destinations, historical landmarks, and your own driveway from the comfort of a web-connected computer. What it lacks is a way to take a seamless ride through a Street View-powered world, but now there’s a site that can stitch together images…
Flat, two-dimensional photos are old news. The future is 360-degree photos that let you look around in any direction from a single standing position. You can share 360-degree photos everywhere from Facebook to Street View, and unlike 360 video, they can be easily snapped using the phone you’ve already got. Here’s how…
Google has partnered up with Warner Brothers to help promote Batman v Superman. In what’s a pretty drastic lapse in security, you can now explore Batman’s lair through Google Street View.
You don’t have to spend all your time on Google Street View time looking up the addresses of your friends: Google has added all kinds of landmarks, buildings, remote trails, underwater worlds, airplanes and even fictional alleyways to its database of sights you can see from your laptop or smartphone. We’ve picked a…
Brace yourself for perhaps the cutest views ever to appear on Street View. Google has scaled down its hardware to capture Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland—the world’s largest model railway.
As the nights draw in, your plans for adventure are probably headed in the direction of a new show on Netflix rather than a hike through the wild. But if you want to see something rugged, Google has now added a series of amazing New Zealand trails to Street view.
Do not refresh your browser. This is an architectural optical illusion that makes an entire building look like a bad Street View capture reloading over dialup.
Street View has always been a separate file on your Android device — it even gets its own Play Store listing — but up until now, you got to it through the Maps app.
Google’s street view option comes in handy pretty often. You can see what a destination looks like to make sure you don’t miss it; you can check out a neighborhood before moving in. And with this tool, you can actually see an entire video of your map route, based on street view snapshots.
It seems like every week, Google drags its Street View cameras up another mountain (or across another monster-infested lake). The key to recording those inaccessible places? The Trekker, a custom-built 360-degree camera mated to a backpack, which turns mere humans into living, breathing Google data-capture machines.
Google’s Street View gets everywhere these days, but rarely does it manage to scale sheer slabs of rock. Now, with the help of acclaimed climbers Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, you can take a trip up El Capitan from the comfort of a computer. The views are astonishing.
The internet is really good at over-analysing photos, and Google is good at bringing the internet into our homes. So for armchair amateur sleuths, this should be The Dream: a chance to find the Loch Ness Monster without having to go to dampest darkest Scotland.
Google's security algorithms are designed to blur out any identifiable faces that show up in Street View. This technology was originally developed to anonymize people, but it's been known to tag its fair share of billboards, murals, and – wouldn't you know it – religious effigies.
Remember the funny backpack full of cameras that Google uses to map stunning Street View imagery of mountains and canyons? Well, Google just took it to Egypt.
Graffiti may be ephemeral, but then there's Google Street View with its all-seeing camera. Inspired by Google's recent to move to let users go back in time in Street View, Brian Foo at the New York Public Library Labs thought he could make us look at street graffiti from a new perspective—through time.
Though it's easy to crack jokes about Detroit's downfall from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as the place they call home slowly descends into decay. One of the most poignant depictions of this has come from none other than Google Maps.
The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the known universe. The only thing is Brazil is a long trek for most of us, and, y'know things around the world cup tend to get a bit... rowdy? Well, Google Maps is bringing Street View to all twelve of the stadiums, so you can explore them from the convenience/safety of…