19 cities in Slovakia will get a visit from the Google Street View car starting next week, April 11.
These are the lucky cities according to Google Europe: “Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Bardejov, Humenne, Komarno, Kosice, Levice, Liptovsky Mikulas, Martin, Nitra, Nove Zamky, Poprad, Presov, Prievidza, Rimavská Sobota, Trencin, Trnava and Zilina”.
It will take several months for the images to go live on Google Maps.
Today Ovi Maps by Nokia released their 3D Maps including Street View for select cities. You can see an example from San Francisco below in 360 degree images. The street view images have been taken by Navteq.
Ovi Maps Street level view is so far only available in London (UK), San Francisco (USA), Helsinki (Finland), Oslo (Norway) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
Four Bing Streetside cars are today starting to take photos from the streets of London. Microsoft Bing Maps recently announced they will take photos in Germany too. Bing Streetside is currently only available in the US, but will be coming to Europe this summer.
Google has announced that they will not add any more cities than the 20 currently available on Street View in Germany. This comes as a surprise to many as Google recently won a legal battle in Germany for it’s Street View service. Competitor Microsoft Bing Maps is now starting to take photos for it’s Streetside in Germany. And is already getting complaints from germans.
I’m guessing Google will let Microsoft take some of the privacy complaints for a while in Germany. And then be back in a few years time?
The couple named Boring filed suit in April 2008 against google for taking photos of their house from a private road. They failed to win then, but came back to court this year. And now they actually won.
Charges were changed to trespassing. The judge found that Google was guilty of Count II trespass after Google and the Boring couple agreed to a settlement.
So, how much money did the Boring couple get from this settlement? The total amount they got from the settlement was… wait for it… one dollar!