Google ads 30 Dutch cities to Streetview
Google Streetview is slowly but surely capturing all of Europe. In the Netherlands the service was launched in March with 'only' big cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Groningen. Now they've added over 30 cities and surrounding areas.
There are only a few images shot by the Streetview Trike available. Google is working on getting the other ones in there too, but hasn't set a date for that yet.
In their press release Google pays extra attention to the privacy issues. At the launch of the Dutch Streetview in March there was lots of rumor about faces of people showing up in Streetview. Google stresses it has done extra work to blur the pictures and that everyone can request for images to be taken down from Streetview.
Cities now available in Holland:
Alphen aan den Rijn
Bergen op Zoom
Koog aan de Zaan *
* already in March
** already in March but new images added
If you navigate through you will however find many more towns than mentioned above.
Google also gave away some interesting or funny facts about the 'making of' Streetview Netherlands. Turns out the biggest problem in the Netherlands was… the weather...
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12 June 2013 / 13 June 2013