Thursday, 19 March 2009

Google StreetView for UK goes live

Google has launched the UK version of it's Street View service, the new service covers:
  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Swansea
  • York

The major issue for street view is privacy. Google has had agreement from the information commissioner because they have automatically blurred the faces of individuals and vehicle numer plates in all images, the only problem is that their software isn't perfect... you'd better hope this isn't your car.

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