The project ended in June , and its technology was folded into StreetView. In May Google announces that it was testing face-blurring technology on its photos of the busy streets of Manhattan. In November, the drag and drop Pegman icon is introduced as the primary user interface element for connecting from Maps's 2D view into Street View's 3D view.
When Pegman is dropped onto a particular set of coordinates in Google Maps for which Street View data is available, Street View opens and takes over the whole map window. Introduction of full-screen option. Smart Navigation introduced allowing users to navigate around the panoramas by double-clicking with their cursor on any place or object they want to see.
Indoor views of businesses available. Google highlights user-contributed panoramas with blue circle icons on Maps. The company also created a website to highlight places in the world where one can find them.
Business interior views are shown as small orange circles. Street-level imagery from the past can now be seen, if available for a given street view. A partnership was announced between Street View and the environmental monitoring company Aclima. Cars began carrying sensors to detect pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide , ozone , and particulate matter. Starting in August, Google allows users to create their own street view-like blue paths, for the connected photospheres that are sufficiently close to one another.
On September 5, Google announced that they are improving the quality of the street view panoramic photo revamping its mapping vehicles with all-new high resolution camera systems and AI to capture even better imagery. The new Google cars have been seen in various American cities since March as well as in Japan since August. The first images taken with the new generation of cameras were available online on September Because of this, several years from now, Google Street View could be available in all countries of the world.
For instance, the six main paths up Snowdon were mapped by the Google Trekker in His name comes from his resemblance to a clothespeg. When not in use, Pegman sits atop the Google Maps zoom controls. Occasionally Pegman "dresses up" for special events or is joined by peg friends in Google Maps. When dragged into Street View near Area 51 , he becomes a flying saucer.
Google Street View privacy concerns Google Street View will blur houses for any user who makes a request, in addition to the automatic blurring of faces and licence plates. The service also allows users themselves to flag inappropriate or sensitive imagery for Google to review and remove.
Google Street View was banned in Austria because Google was found to collect Wifi data unauthorized in After the ban was lifted rules were set up for how Street View can operate legally in Austria. Google has yet to resume service. Officially it welcomed the new guidelines but has ruled out operating under them. As of Google Street View is still unavailable. In , Google Street View ceased operations in Australia, following months of investigations from Australian authorities.
In , after having put online the pictures of the 20 largest cities, Google stopped taking Street View images in Germany. In , Google stopped taking street images in India, after receiving a letter from police authorities in Bangalore. He also invokes the " decisive moment " esthetic of Henri Cartier-Bresson "as if I were a photojournalist responding instantaneously to an emerging event". Their efforts won them the Lumen Prize in .
Borda has continued independently to author in the Google Street View engine and in created the tableaux series, the Kissing Project. Coverage of Google Street View In June , Google announced that it has captured 20 petabytes of data for Street View, comprising photos taken along 5 million miles of roads, covering 39 countries and about 3, cities. Many places still have limited or no coverage, including: