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Google launches UK Street View 360-degree google maps online

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Google have finally managed to launch their much awaited UK Street View 3D images onto their very popular Google Maps section in the UK  Currently UK Google maps is only displaying Street View mapping content on Google maps from the UK’s 4 capital cities plus 21 major cities in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

The internet giant has spent almost a year filming and collecting millions of 3D images from the north of Scotland, to the south of England with fleets of specially modified cars trawling along thousands of miles of roads in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland snapping high defination pictures for the UK version of Street View on Google maps.  Allowing Internet visitors around the globe to enjoy a `virtual walk` via Google Street View on Google maps

Officially lauinched on Thursday 19th March 2009 the UK version of Street View features 3D photographic content from 25 cities in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Google are expected to drip feed more Street View mapping content from other cities, towns and villages around the UK that they’ve already filmed, in the near future.

Currently the 25 cities that you can take a `virtual tour` courtesy of Street View on Google maps are – London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bradford, Cambridge, Oxford, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, Bristol, Coventry, Aberdeen, Swansea, York, Newcastle, Dundee, Southampton, Norwich, and Scunthorpe

 
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