Google Street View turns 15! Through tools such as Street View cars and Street View backpacks, Google Street View currently provides more than 170 billion images in more than 100 countries. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Street View, Google will launch three new features and devices to celebrate Street View milestones.
Three new features for Google Street View
Celebrating the 15th birthday of Google Street View, Google Street View has launched three new features. The first is the “Street View Time Machine” that can be used on Android and iOS systems. You can go back to the past anytime, anywhere through your mobile phone, relive your childhood memories or It is to find relatives and friends in the street view map.
The second new feature is the new street view camera, which is more convenient to transport and can be installed on various models. With the latest imaging system, it can capture images in different conditions and environments, including road signs, potholes and other details. can catch.
In addition, the “immersive real-life feature” announced by Google at the developer conference will also be gradually applied to street views in different countries, allowing users to view the local scenery from different angles, different weather, and different time points while viewing the street view.
A look back at the history of Google Street View
In 2008, Google introduced the Google Street View car to shoot the scenes of Taiwan. It started from the Greater Taipei area, and then spent two years shooting the street views of 14 counties and cities in Taiwan. In order to respond to the design of Taiwan’s alleys, the street view tricycle was introduced in 2010. Take pictures of colleges and universities, famous amusement parks and historical sites in Taiwan, so that more people can travel through Google Street View.
With the advancement of technology, in 2012, Google launched a street view cart, which went to the Google Palace Museum to photograph exhibition cultural relics. At the same time, the Forbidden City was also listed on the Google Art Projecy platform, so that users can enjoy the cultural relics from Google Street View up close.
In 2013, Google introduced a more mobile street view backpack, making Taiwan the second country in the Asia-Pacific region to have a street view backpack after Japan. I visited Bitan Scenic Area, the Juilu Ancient Road in Taroko National Park, and also took pictures. The yellow duckling of Kaohsiung Glory Wharf was limited for a limited time, and in 2016, the street view backpack even went to Yushan.
In the same year, Google Street View and The Ocean Agency cooperated to dive into the seabed of Taiwan to capture the seascape of Green Island, recording the thousand-year-old mass of microporous coral “Big Shiitake”.
Based on data from the past year, Taiwan and Taipei were included in the top 10 most searched countries and cities in the world in Google Street View Maps.
According to Google Street View’s “Top 25 Most Viewed Street View Sites in Taiwan” in the past year, in addition to railway stations in different cities, well-known attractions such as Baisha Tun Gongtian Temple, Wuling, etc., there are also many unexpected places in these popular places. It can be seen that Street View not only helps people solve the problem of finding their way, but also becomes a way for people to explore and understand the world.