Googles Street View turns 10! But more than a decade ago, when Google co-founder Larry Page first pitched the concept of creating a 360-degree map of the world, naysayers were quick to dismiss it as being too far-fetched – as is the case with every revolutionary idea.
When did Google Street View begin?
2007 Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.
How did Google create Street View?
Google collects Street View imagery by driving, pedaling, sailing and walking around and capturing imagery with special cameras that simultaneously collect images in multiple directions. The images are later overlapped and stitched together into a single 360-degree image.
Why did Google create Street View?
It was a Frankenstein-looking car. Levoy and one of his students had come up with a way to shoot video and paste it together into one picture, and Google decided to invest a little money into more experiments to see if it was feasible to take photos of every street in San Francisco.
Who came up with Google Street View?
The 14-Year-Old Intern Who Helped Create One Of Googles Biggest Products Is Now A Successful Entrepreneur. Elliot Kroo Elliot Kroo/Twitter Today, Google uses its fancy camera-equipped Google Maps Street View cars to capture real-life images of cities for its navigation service.
Why is there no Street View in India?
In India, the Government rejected Google Street View. Official sources said the rejection came after a detailed analysis by security agencies and defense forces which feel that allowing Google to cover India would compromise countrys security interest.