Google LatLong: Street View goes to the “top of the world”

Google LatLong: Street View goes to the “top of the world”. “Here at Parks Canada, we have a lot to say about Quttinirpaaq National Park. We could tell you it’s the northernmost park in Canada, or that it lies roughly 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the North Pole. We could tell you it’s home to 4000-year-old archeologist sites or that it’s the second-largest national park in the country. But, we don’t need to tell you anymore. Now we can show you, with our new Street View collection.”

TechCrunch: Google to let anyone add to Street View, starting with Insta360’s Pro camera

TechCrunch: Google to let anyone add to Street View, starting with Insta360’s Pro camera. “Google has a new program called ‘Street View ready’ which will make it possible for anyone with the right hardware to contribute to its Street View imaging database, typically assembled using Google’s official 360-degree camera-toting Street View cars. The first camera officially designated ‘Street View auto ready’ is Insta360’s Pro camera, the 8K 360 camera which captures still images at up to 5 frames per second, and which has real-time image stabilization built-in.”

Google Blog: Get a closer look with Street View in Google Earth VR

Google Blog: Get a closer look with Street View in Google Earth VR. “With Google Earth VR, you can go anywhere in virtual reality. Whether you want to stroll along the canals of Venice, stand at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or soar through the sky faster than a speeding bullet, there’s no shortage of things to do or ways to explore. We love this sense of possibility, so we’re bringing Street View to Earth VR to make it easier for you to see and experience the world.”

New Zealand Herald: Google Street View comes to White Island

New Zealand Herald: Google Street View comes to White Island. “People can now explore the awe inspiring landscape of Whakaari (White Island) online using Google Street View. Whakaari is one of the world’s most accessible, continuously active marine volcanoes and now a project between the Whakatane District Council and Google aimed to take that accessibility to a whole new level, by bringing the raw power of the island online.”

CBC News: Google Street View vows to come back when Windsor ‘looks its best’

CBC News: Google Street View vows to come back when Windsor ‘looks its best’. “Google Street View has agreed to stop camera crews from rolling through Windsor’s streets until mountains of flood debris have been cleared to avoid a repeat of the debacle that saw the tech giant snap pictures of garbage-strewn streets during the height of the 101-day CUPE strike.”

Wired: Google’s New Street View Cameras Will Help Algorithms Index The Real World

Wired: Google’s New Street View Cameras Will Help Algorithms Index The Real World. “As you might expect if you think back to the camera in your 2009 cell phone, Street View imagery is about to get a lot clearer. Look forward to sliding through the world from your couch in higher resolution and punchier colors. But Google’s new hardware wasn’t designed with just human eyes in mind. The car-top rig includes two cameras that capture still HD images looking out to either side of the vehicle. They’re there to feed clearer, closer shots of buildings and street signs into Google’s image recognition algorithms.”