Google celebrates 15 years of Street View, its sensational tool that has allowed us to visit almost anywhere without leaving the sofa… 15 years have passed and it still seems like yesterday!
It was in 2007 when Google surprised the world by presenting the first images of its spectacular Street View serviceat that time with only 5 US cities documented within the project. 15 years have passed -yes, 15 years!- and from San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Denver we have gone to being able to visit practically the whole world without leaving the living room thanks to the yellow “doll” on Maps, so it’s good to let Mountain View celebrate their victories too.
And it is that Street View is not and will not be one of those Google services that end up in the drawer after a few months, because both its power and its possibilities are even greater than what we have seen to date, with more than 220,000 million images and over 16 million kilometers mapped with its colorful cars and 360-degree cameras.
Google says on its blog The Keyword that they have circumnavigated the world more than 400 times to capture images not only of the streets and paths of our towns and cities, but also of historical or cultural landmarks like mapping the International Space Station or the depths of the Pacific Ocean, so to celebrate Street View’s 15th birthday they remind us that thanks to this application we can climb the tallest building in the worldthe Burj Khalifa in Dubai with 828 meters high, visit the iconic Eiffel Tower or wonders of the world such as the Taj Mahal.
In addition, Google has selected 15 Awesome Street View Collections that include the most incredible places on the planet, one for each year of life of the service, so they encourage us to explore the world with the “excursions” from Street View:
From the offices of Googleplex, in addition, they define themselves proud of the enormous work carried out with a tool that allows people who cannot travel to visit any part of the world due to disabilities or lack of resources, capturing for them “the wonders, the history and the extravagances” of the world.
They wanted also thank the collaboration of all users of Google Maps who have captured and shared their own 360-degree images in Street View, thus helping to make it easier to explore or document the world, for which, we are reminded, have released Street View Studio as a complete platform that offers all the tools to publish 360 image sequences in a simple way.
These are the most unique places chosen by Google, which you can visit in Street View
From an active volcano in New Zealand to the Wieliczka salt mines in Poland, passing through the mythical Petra in Jordan, a diving session in the Galapagos or the views of the International Space Station itself, here we leave you with the 13 most unique places that Google has chosen to celebrate these 15 years of Street View… Have you already visited them all at least virtually?
- Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates.
- Eiffel Tower, in France.
- Taj Mahal, in India.
- The Pyramids of Meroë, in Sudan.
- The Duomo of Milan, in Italy.
- The Invalides of Paris, in France.
- Marum Crater on the Ambrym volcano in New Zealand.
- Monemvasia, in Greece.
- Wieliczka Salt Mines, Poland.
- Mount Mihara, in Japan.
- Petra, in Jordan.
- The International Space Station, courtesy of NASA.
- Diving in the Galapagos Islands, in Ecuador.
- The horse eating a banana, in Canada (Google jokes are never lacking).
- Sydney ferries in Australia (will be mapped and uploaded very soon).
Related topics: Google Maps
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