Street View provides a 360-degree virtual view of a location. However, it’s only available in places where Google has a history of capturing street view data. In addition, it is only available on Android and iOS. In some cases, it may not be available in some areas, such as restricted areas.
Street View provides a virtual 360-degree perspective of a location
Street View is a tool that lets you see a location in an entirely different perspective. With Google Maps, you can zoom in on a certain area and see what it looks like from the street level. This feature is great for identifying landmarks visually and for precise navigation. You can even walk down any street to get a better view of your surroundings.
Street View also allows users to control the level of detail in the images. This feature has five levels of zoom. Without these controls, the panoramas would be too large and would have low resolution at higher zoom levels.
It’s only available in locations with historical Street View data
Google Maps users can view the street view of a city on their mobile devices, but the feature is only available in locations where the company has historical Street View data. Historically, street view imagery was captured starting in 2007. However, some locations do not have historical Street View data, so you won’t be able to see those views.
This means that you cannot use these images in any way other than on Google Maps. You must use the Google Maps API to embed the imagery in other applications. However, you must credit Google and keep the imagery in context.
It’s only available on iOS and Android
The first cities where Street view was launched were New York and Las Vegas. Since then, more cities have been added. The most historical data is found in these two cities. Google also allows you to share images of your location with your friends and family. You can also zoom into specific areas and select named points of interest.
The feature is currently available in most countries except India, which has blocked Google’s ability to use 360-degree image-capturing cars. However, there are ways to view Street View imagery in India. Simply open the Google Maps app and select the Layers icon in the upper right-hand corner. This will reveal various map types and details. From there, choose Street View from the details submenu.
It’s not available in restricted areas
There are some areas of the world where Street View is not available. For example, you can’t see the front of a house in Germany, and there are also areas in Austria where the images are not allowed. In those areas, Google blurs faces, vehicle license plates, and the front of houses. The company has said that 3% of households asked that they not be filmed.
It’s not just countries, though. It’s also possible that you’re trying to use the service in a city where Street View is not available. For example, Austria has been missing from the Street View map for a few years, and only recently did Google return to the country. Until that point, Austria’s strict privacy regulations from 2010 had prevented the company from making the Street View imagery available. But in 2017, Austrian privacy regulators reached an agreement that allowed Google to show the images.