Thursday, 11 March 2010

Google Maps - Street View

Google has extended its Street view service. It now covers 95% of homes in the UK, Perranuthnoe included!

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic views from a row of positions along the street (one every approximately 10 or 20 metres) for many streets in the world, from a height of about 2.5 metres. It was launched on May 25, 2007, and has gradually expanded.

From today 360° pictures are available of most areas of the village. Although it's fun to play with is it an invasion of privacy?