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Google Street View has revolutionised the way people explore and traffic to new places, giving you the ability to travel to nearly anywhere in the world from behind your screen.

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Google Street View is a service offered by Google, available with Google Earth and Google Maps, allowing you to view and tour the streets of major cities around the world.

What is Google Street View

With a panoramic view, Google Street View offers a 360° view from a point on the street. It is also possible to use navigation arrows to move from point A to point B. To achieve this, Google has equipped cars with a 360°view camera. By taking regular photos, Google is able to give Street View a realistic feeling. People and license plates are blurred to respect privacy.

How To Use Google Street View

In Google Maps or Google Earth, a small orange character named PegMan is visible near the zoom area when you will find a panoramic view. Simply drag the PegMan onto the street to access Street View.

With Google Street View you can explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and enter certain indoors locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses.

How to Create Street View Spheres

To create a photo sphere on Google Street View follow these steps:

  • Open the Street View app
  • Tap Create
  • In the bottom right, tap Camera
  • Take a series of photos of your surroundings, covering each direction
  • At the Botton, select Done
  • Your 360 photo will now be stitched together and saved onto your phone.

Google Street View Game

There is a game that uses Google Street View Maps called GeoGuessr. You are dropped into an undisclosed location anywhere on Earth, and the aim of the game is to guess where you are. The closer you are to your actual location, the more points you will receive.

Is Google Street View Free?

Yes, Google Street View is free to download and use.

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