Google Maps Is Scary: Just Check Out the Street View Video


Google Street View video.

Google Street View is a feature of 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 to include more cities, and in these cities more streets, and also some rural areas.

Google Street View displays scans taken from a fleet of Chevrolet Cobalts in North America, Opel Astras in Europe, Holden Astras in Australia and New Zealand, Toyota Prius cars in Japan, Fiat Stilos in Brazil, Toyota Yarises in South Africa and Pontiac G5s in Mexico. Pedestrian areas, narrow streets and park alleys that cannot be accessed by car are not always covered. However, sometimes Google Trikes (tricycles) are used. As shown in the video (LOL) even more insidious devices are being used.