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Disney Parks Hit Google Maps Street View

Disney Parks Hit Google Maps Street View

If you ever wanted to go to a Disney theme park without having to stand in long lines to see the park, Google has your answer. Google has announced that Disney Parks have come to Google Maps Street View giving you a walking level view of the parks and attractions. Google has 11 Disney Parks in its catalog.

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Google Maps is fixing Street View

Google Maps is fixing Street View

The newest version of Google Maps Street View will have a much more complete view of this planet. Or at least the parts the company's driven to or hiked to or swam through so far. Street View panoramas, specifically, are all about to look a whole lot better for everyone - and that's not even the best part. The best part is - nobody has to go back out and take all of those photos again. Google's fixing everything with computer algorithms!

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Insta360 Pro lets anyone shoot their own Street View images

Insta360 Pro lets anyone shoot their own Street View images

If you've ever dreamt of driving around capturing pictures of roads and homes for Google Street View, you now have a way to do that. No, it's not a job and you won't be paid for it; in fact, it'll cost you about $3,500 to buy the Insta360 Pro camera that was just certified for the task. Think of it as a labor of love that helps beef up Google Street View, or maybe just gives you a novel way to waste a few hours.

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Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

Exploring our fine planet in Google Earth VR can already be a awe-inspiring thing, but today Google is making the experience a little more immersive by adding Street View to the app. Assuming your Earth VR app is up-to-date, you'll now be able to drop down to street level in a variety of different locations around the world. When you do, you'll see a 360-degree image of the location, giving you a good idea of what it looks like in real life.

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Google Street View employs AI to read street, business signs

Google Street View employs AI to read street, business signs

Google Street View is all grown up. For the first time in nearly eight years, its cameras are finally getting an upgrade. But more than just producing clearer and crisper images, the higher quality images from the more powerful hardware have another purpose. In line with Google’s favorite obsession, Google Street View is putting machine learning and artificial intelligence to work, using these high res images to detect, process, and, if necessary, translate street names and business signs, making it even easier to index the whole, physical world and put them in Google’s hands.

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Street View in Space: Google Maps on the International Space Station

Street View in Space: Google Maps on the International Space Station

Google Street View has escaped Earth and made it to the International Space Station, with the first-person Google Maps add-on venturing out into zero gravity. European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet spent half a year on the ISS, returning to Earth last month. While on the orbiting research platform he captured numerous Street View images which Google has now released publicly.

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Street View takes you up close and personal with a volcano

Street View takes you up close and personal with a volcano

As the name not so subtly hints, Google Street View was initially launched back in 2007 more as a navigation aid, showing locations, landmarks, and streets from the point of view of a person standing right in the middle of it all. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for people to use Street View as a way of experiencing the vistas of a far-off location by proxy, a use case that Google has officially embraced. Now Street View has become a way to see places you otherwise would never be able to reach. Like the gaping maw of an active volcano.

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Google turns you into a wizard in Fantastic Beasts tie-in

Google turns you into a wizard in Fantastic Beasts tie-in

Ever fancied being a wizard? Almost everyone has, at one point in their in their life or another. While we are still far away from technology that will let us fully live out those fantasies, we can use a bit of imagination to make dreams happen. Partnering with Warner Bros. to promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Google is turning a few of its services, like OK Google and Street View, into portals into the magical world of Harry Potter.

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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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