Google takes Street View to more parts of UK

11/03/2010

Google is set to launch its Street View service for many parts of the UK so far neglected by the service.When launched in the UK last year, Google Street View initially covered 25 towns and cities. Subsequently, further sites of interest were added, some of which were not accessible to Google's Street View car and were instead explored by the ‘Google Trike’.

From this week, Google will make images for "almost all of the UK's roads, both rural and urban" available on the Street View service.The tool, available on Google Maps, offers a 360-degree photographic treatment that users can explore and move around online.

11/03/2010

Ed Parsons, Google's geospatial technologist, said: "Street View takes mapping to a level not possible before. And with so many practical applications it's no wonder that over two-thirds of people who had tried the service said they would use Street View again.

"This new imagery of so many stunning British places means it's the ideal time to start planning a trip, kickstart a house-hunt or simply ensure you never arrive late to a meeting again," Parsons continued.

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