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Google uses car-mounted cameras to collect images for their “Street View” feature, allowing for street level images of most anywhere on Google Maps. Apple Maps lacks this functionality, but this might change in the near future.
Parks Canada's own team members to collect Northern and remote images for Street View Project OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment
Google is looking to its archives to add a fun feature to Street View. Street View will make older images of certain landmark locations and sites of interest available so that users can see a chronological progression of development, or rebuilding in some cases.
Just in time for the start of the holiday season, Google has added several international airports and train stations to its Street View service in order to give travelers a chance to virtually prepare for departure.
Google is loaning out their Street View Trekker backpacks to adventurers who want to document and build out a 360 degree map of an area important to them. The company has already partnered with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau to get the program started.
In the map arms race, Microsoft looks to close the gap by adding close to 270 terabytes of data to Bird's Eye imagery, as well as other updates to Bing Maps.
A partnership between the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), the Galapagos National Parks Directorate (GNPD) and Google Street is bringing panoramic images of the Galapagos Islands to Street View
Google has already taken its Street View project to the streets, but now the company is taking the mission to the mountains, providing a first-person view of hiking trails.