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.
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…
The Catlin Seaview Survey is a Google and University of Queensland project using a nifty underwater camera rig to create a zoomable, 360-degree image of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Destin from SmarterEveryDay got to hitch a ride with the team that records this sea-floor Street View. You don't want to miss this.
Up until now, anyone hoping to time travel in Google Street View was more or less left at the mercy of the odd, serendipitous glitch. But starting today, Google is rolling out a new Street View feature that lets you travel back in time virtually anywhere.
House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts—like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 percent accuracy. Take that, human.