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Sheep View project on Faroe Islands gets some help from Google Maps team

Sheep View project on Faroe Islands gets some help from Google Maps team

Last month, we told you about Sheep View 360, an initiative undertaken by the residents of the Faroe Islands archipelago that aimed to map the islands with solar powered 360-degree cameras mounted on the backs of sheep. It may seem like a silly idea, but when Google Maps hasn't visited and you want tourists to be able to check out the islands through Street View, you have to be creative.

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Go inside the Batman v Superman movie’s Batcave with Street View

Go inside the Batman v Superman movie’s Batcave with Street View

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally been unleashed on movie viewers around the globe, and, well, it sure isn't receiving the positive acclaim that Warner Bros. must've been hoping for. Despite the widely negative reviews for Zack Snyder's latest film, comic and super hero fans can at least admit it features a different take on Batman and his iconic gadgetry that what we saw in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. If you could at least look around the new Batcave and see what's there, wouldn't you take up the opportunity?

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Google Maps explores South Africa

Google Maps explores South Africa

It’s hard to think of Africa without thinking of giant herds of wild animals such as elephants, rhinoceroses, buffalo, and lions. Not everyone will get the opportunity to travel to South African and experience the majesty of Kruger National Park in person. Google Maps now has a virtual safari taking you through the park and showing you some of the animals and sights there to enjoy.

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LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

Google Street View might just get a bit more crowded. Which is probably a good thing considering how much the hype around it has more or less died over the past year or so. The emergence of 360-degree cameras could very mark a new phase in Street View's life, particularly with user-uploaded content. LG, however, has gotten an edge over those, having its newly unveiled 360 CAM certified by Google itself. This practically means that users will be able to upload Street View-like images directly, no pre-processing or editing required.

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Climb Mont Blanc with Google Street View

Climb Mont Blanc with Google Street View

Google Street View has taken us to all sorts of locations that you might not have expected over the years. From showing you what your own neighborhood looks like to checking out what the world under the ocean waves looks like, Street View has gone lots of places. The most recent location you can now explore with Street View is from of the highest mountain peaks in Europe called Mont Blanc massif.

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Google Street View maps the world’s largest model railway

Google Street View maps the world’s largest model railway

Google has a come a long way since they started rolling out their Street Vew cars years ago. They started out with major highways and busy streets. Eventually they started documenting some of the paths less traveled, utilizing camels, snowmobiles, and other means of transportation to capture the most accurate views of the paths we take. But for their latest endeavor, they had to think smaller. Much smaller.

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10 more VR landmarks to visit with Google Cardboard (in Jordan)

10 more VR landmarks to visit with Google Cardboard (in Jordan)

Welcome to Jordan - Google's opened up the floodgates for virtual reality using "Street View" cameras and Google Cardboard. Without having to travel thousands of miles in a plane, you'll now be able to open up your web browser, tap a link, and open one of a handful of landmarks in the ancient city - placing your phone in your Google Cardboard VR headset to enter 10 unique realms. With Google's help, we're able to direct you to ten fantastic environments where your VR headset will transport you to a distant land in an instant.

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Google Street View now lets you enter virtual reality

Google Street View now lets you enter virtual reality

With the help of Google Cardboard, iOS and Android users will soon be entering the virtual reality realm with Street View. Recently split off from Google Maps as its own unique entity, Street View version 2.0 now works with Google Cardboard support. This means that when you tap the Cardboard icon when your device is in landscape mode, the screen will be split in two and adapted to allow you to see in a manner which suits your two unique eyes with two slightly different views.

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Google partners with Aclima to map air quality with Street View cars

Google partners with Aclima to map air quality with Street View cars

Google's Street View cars are great at providing detailed maps and imagery of roads and intersections, but what if they could collect more data to add to their maps, like the quality of air in an area? That's just what Aclima hopes to achieve, as they've just announced a partnership with Google that will put their environmental sensors on a handful of Street View cars in a new pilot program aimed at improving pollution awareness.

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Google Earth celebrates 10 year anniversary, adds ‘Voyager’ feature

Google Earth celebrates 10 year anniversary, adds ‘Voyager’ feature

Ten years ago, today, Google unveiled Google Earth, a magical way to explore the world and surroundings with the click of a mouse. In that time, Google has come a long way, expanding its scenic views via Street View cars and treks. To celebrate, Google Earth is introducing a new feature, Voyager. It's a new layer for Earth that lets you visually explore the world through new and interesting images. Voyager is only available for Google Earth desktop users, but the images are breathtaking, so you'll enjoy seeing them on a bigger screen

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Explore the ocean depths with Google Street View’s deep-sea imagery

Explore the ocean depths with Google Street View’s deep-sea imagery

Google Street View used to be just about getting a first-person look at roads and intersections, then it started to let us go inside buildings, and even took us to some of the world's highest mountain tops. Now we are going to explore oceans around the globe with the service's latest update. While the feature is available today, its debut is to celebrate World Oceans Day (which is actually on June 8th). Google says it new interactive footage is the result of a four-year partnership with several ocean conservation and protection organizations.

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iris360 is a 360-degree camera that connects with Google Street View

iris360 is a 360-degree camera that connects with Google Street View

Imaging company NCTech has just announced the iris360, a HD camera capable of taking 360-degree panoramic images that can easily and quickly be published on Google's Street View and Maps. Right out of the box, the iris360 can be controlled by smartphone or tablet via app over WiFi, and can capturing images with 8K resolution. Users need only position the camera in the spot they want, and 360-degree panoramic footage is captured without the need of software to stitch images together.

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