Brazil (or as they say in Rio – Brasil) is now on Google Maps Street View. Ireland also got Street View images today.
This is a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Google Street View coming today to Ireland
Today both Ireland and Brazil will get Street View images for the first time according to our sources. In Ireland we can expect images from Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. Street View is already available in Northern Ireland as part of UK.
Google has it’s European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
We will keep you posted and surely add a lot of new images later today when Street View is available in Ireland and Brazil.
We’ve received some great news from Brazil today! Google have announced that Street View images from Brazil will be available next week. On September the 30th you will be able to see the largest cities: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro in 360-degree StreetView images.
In January 30 cars started taking photos in Brazil. The plan was to register all Brazilian cities chosen to host the 2014 World Cup. The work to cover all those cities will continue.
It is possible that images from more areas around the world will be released on the same day. That is usually what has happened previously. At the moment we have no information about where. We will keep you posted.
In a blog post today Raphael Leiteritz, (Product Manager at Google Maps Europe) gave us the great news that StreetView images from Germany will be available this year. German newspaper Zeit claim it will happen in November.
The 20 largest cities will be part of this first release in Germany: Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Köln, Leipzig, Mannheim, München, Nürnberg, Stuttgart and Wuppertal.
Due to privacy issues, Google has developed a new service where anyone can make their own house unrecognizable before the pictures will go online. This is only if you live in the cities mentioned above. You can report it until September 15.
Google released some interesting news today about the WiFi problems and Street View:
Having spoken to the relevant regulators we have decided to start Street View driving in Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Sweden again starting next week. We expect to add more countries in time. Our cars will no longer collect any WiFi information at all, but will continue to collect photos and 3D imagery as they did before. (Google)
Ireland is the only new country mentioned here not yet covered by StreetView. Hopefully they will be able to publish images from Germany soon too.
Where would you want StreetView cars to go next?