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Depth Maps Hidden in Google Street View Create Flickering Ghost-Cities

This is awesome: Patricio Gonzalez Vivo found a way to scrape Google Street View for its depth map data, then rebuilt the streets as ghostly spatial models in openFrameworks. Read More >>

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This is the Closest Thing to a North Korean Google Street View

North Korea remains one of the few places in the world that is untouched by Google Street View's all-seeing eye. But at least now, we can content ourselves with these fascinating, state-approved (i.e. likely censored) 360-degree shots from Singaporean photographer Aram Pan. Read More >>

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Google Street View Now Shows You the Inside of Airports

To make your holiday travels easier, Google Street View now takes you inside 16 international airports and over 50 train stations around the world. So don't worry about finding the baggage check using archaic methods like looking at signs. Now you can map it! Read More >>

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You Can Now Ride a Gondola Down The Canals of Venice in Google Maps' Street View

From the Piazza San Marco to the 409 bridges spanning its 150 canals, Venice is now available to be explored through Google Maps' Street View option in all its romantic, watery glory. Read More >>

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You Don't Have to Enlist to Tour a 50-Year-Old Sub on Street View

Google Street View is slowly becoming the window to a world that most of us may never get to see in real life. And if you've already explored every last nook and cranny of CERN's Large Hadron Collider via Street View, you can now poke around the retired HMS Ocelot; a 50 year old retired Oberon-class submarine. Read More >>

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Meet the Wildlife Inadvertently Captured By Google's Street View Cameras

As part of National Geographic's new Great Nature project, the magazine has collected more than 100,000 photographs that capture the world's biodiversity, and some of them hail from very unusual sources. Case in point: An album 'curated' by Google Maps, which collects wildlife accidentally captured by Google Street View. Read More >>

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You Can Now Explore the Large Hadron Collider on Street View

Google Street View is a great way to explore parts of the world you've never visited. And thanks to Google's European team, it's now one of the easiest ways to explore a facility you're not exactly allowed to just stroll through whenever you want. Google's panoramic cameras were given access to CERN's Large Hadron Collider, letting anyone poke around the gigantic machinery and the facility's endless network of tunnels. Read More >>

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Google Street View Car Rams 2 Buses, 1 Truck in Failed Hit-and-Run

It's not a good year to be a Google Street View driver—or rather, in this case, to be anywhere in the vicinity of one. In Bogor, Indonesia, one ill-fated Google Street View car got itself into a bit of trouble when the driver's failed attempt at a hit-and-run involved him ramming into two large public busses and a truck. Because third crash is a charm. Read More >>

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This Unbelievable Google Street View Captured a Space Shuttle Flyover

When Google's army of Street View vehicles takes to the streets, there's no telling what those wandering eyes will see. Still's it's hard to believe that a Google Street View camera captured a space shuttle flying over the New Jersey Turnpike towards New York City. Read More >>

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A Gang of Thai Villagers Tried to Arrest a Google Street View Driver

Google Street View drivers haven't exactly had the best rep recently, what with that whole collecting-private-Wi-Fi-data debacle and their general propensity for photographing naked women, defecators, murders, and mid-coital couples, just to name a few. And now, one almost got arrested by a group Thai villagers. Read More >>

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This is Why Google's Awesome: Google Maps Has the Best Dr Who Easter Egg Ever

Did you know the TARDIS was located on Earl's Court Road in London? No, neither did I. But Google spotted it, and seemingly drove its Street View car right on in there. Check out this wicked Easter egg and take a trip inside Dr Who's amazing time machine. Read More >>

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Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Google Street View has something of a history for catching us in our more—uh, delicate states. And our more defecatory states. And our more dead states. While the latter is mostly just depressing, the rest are almost always delightful. And luckily for us, Captain-Obviouss has kindly prompted his fellow Redditors to compile "the most WTF things" that Google's version of Earth has to offer. Here are our favourites so far. Read More >>

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Google's Street Walkers Map Harry Potter's Studio Tour Set

Google's latest bit of Street View capture work is a slightly odd choice, with the mapping team deciding to create a 360-degree version of the rebuilt Diagon Alley scene as made famous in the Harry Potter books. Read More >>

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Take a Street View Tour of That Wicked Ghost Island From Skyfall

Remember when Javier Bardem occupied that dead island off the coast of Japan in Bond's latest epic? Well, now you can take a whirlwind tour and explore the mysterious, abandoned tower-block town for yourself from the comfort of your computer. Thanks Google. Read More >>

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Pigeon Head People Spotted on Street View Japan

That photo there is live on Google Street View, and is the sort of thing that happens in Japan when people hear the Street View car is doing the rounds and capturing panoramas in their town. Read More >>

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Take a Gander at the Awesome Street View From the Top of the World's Tallest Building

Google's taken its Street View gear to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest man-made structure in Dubai, nicknamed the vertical city. Needless to say, the vista is amazing. Check out this insane view. Read More >>

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