Street View Stories September 5

GOOG: 928.45

-8.89

Google revealed today that the Street View cameras that sit atop the roofs of vehicles that roam and catalogue the world have received a quality bump. While this results in higher resolution images, it also means better data for its image recognition systems.

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Street View Stories July 27

GOOG: 934.09

-13.71

Google’s Street View cars are pretty well known and iconic for their role in developing Google Maps, and quite a lot of those cars are based off of the Subaru Impreza. Now, a model car fan has developed a scale model of Google’s vehicle, with a fun little twist.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Street View Stories May 12

GOOG: 932.22

1.62

Navigating an unfamiliar city can be difficult, and it can be easy miss a turn even when using apps like Google Maps. An update rolling out today to Google Maps is making it even easier to arrive smoothly at your destination by allowing users to see exactly where to turn and what lane to be in using Street View images…

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Street View Stories May 9

GOOG: 932.17

-2.13

Similar to Daydream-ready smartphones for virtual reality, Google is launching a certification program for 360-degree cameras. “Street View ready” will insure that the upcoming 20 devices are easy-to-use and that recorded footage meets a standard.

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Street View Stories March 16

GOOG: 848.78

1.58

Google’s Street View Trekker system has taken us to some pretty amazing places in the past, but an abseil more than 1,000 feet into the crater of an active volcano has to be the craziest one yet.

We invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym. To get  inside  the active volcano, we partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley, who repelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields. 

If you prefer to experience your hot air in a more sedate form, Street View has also added a tour of Britain’s Houses of Parliament …

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Street View Stories June 8, 2016

GOOG: 728.28

11.63

Street View is now a feature we take for granted in all our mapping services, but in 2007 it was a very ambitious effort by Google to photograph the world. The feature on the latest version of Google Maps on Android received a slight revamp to make navigation on mobile easier.

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