Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Street View for France

Oh, the french. Those paragons of privacy.

Well, we launched Street View for the Tour de France (it's pretty cool).
If you don't know street view, well, check a previous blog post.
There's a lot of noise about it in the blogosphere (as you can imagine, I'm sure), and lots of noise in the traditional press too.
Fortunately, we've managed to crack some pretty kick-arse face-blurring technology, so when we encounter crazy cyclists, their anonymity is safe.

In a previous launch, we also added the ability to look up (I mean, really really up, not just a little), so you can see the tops of skyscrapers and things too.

Well, anyway, I hope you enjoy this.
You'll be happy to know (I'm sure) that it's all available over the API, too, so what are you waiting for?

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