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Google Street View Launches UK wide

Anthony Marshall
Anthony Marshall
11 Mar 2010
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<a href="http://www.maps.google.co.uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a> have today launched Google StreetView imagery for the entire UK and we mean the <em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">entire</span></em> UK!  <img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 0px; display: inline; border: 0px;" title="Google Street View Coverage" src="http://earthware-website.azurewebsites.net/Content/images/wp-images/2010/03/streetviewcoverage1.jpg" border="0" alt="Google Street View Coverage" width="330" height="329" align="left" />Nearly a quarter of a million roads across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are now available to ‘walk’ down from your computer screen. The 360 degree pictures mean you can have a good look around as you travel down the street, and you can deep zoom into the images to see the detail (although faces and registration plates are blurred out in accordance to the privacy protection rules).

But Google have been even busier than that: they have also released Google Street View imagery covering the majority of France, Italy and Spain too.

Although Google Street View has been available in 25 major cities in the UK since March 2009, to now have Street View right across the UK is a phenomenal achievement from the Google Maps team and will be changing the way people use online maps to display geographical information in interactive maps. The StreetView maps can be embedded into any website to help businesses display their location and any geographical information on a map, immediately we see major benefits from <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/products/property/property-maps/default.aspx" target="_blank">property mapping</a> and <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/products/travel/interactive-travel-maps/default.aspx" target="_blank">travel mapping</a>.

For anyone that’s interested you can now see where all the <a href="www.earthware.co.uk" target="_blank">Earthware</a> fun happens: <small><a style="text-align: left; color: #0000ff;" href="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=sg6+2hw&amp;sll=53.800651,-4.064941&amp;sspn=16.680516,37.089844&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Letchworth,+Hertfordshire+SG6+2HW,+United+Kingdom&amp;ll=51.979634,-0.206358&amp;spn=0,359.98189&amp;t=h&amp;z=16&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=51.979515,-0.207166&amp;panoid=FTRv_is6Erbak7b3MuZzyA&amp;cbp=12,66.06,,0,-6.06">View Larger Map</a></small>

If you are interested in how you can use Google Maps and Google Street View to display your information then <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/contact-earthware.aspx" target="_blank">contact Earthware</a> on 0845 642 9880.

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