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Coverage of Google Street View

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Countries and dependencies with:
  mostly full coverage
  partial coverage
  full or partial coverage planned (official)
  full or partial coverage planned (unofficial)
  views of selected businesses and/or tourist attractions only
  views of private businesses only
  no current or planned coverage

Google Street View was first introduced in the United States on May 25, 2007, and until November 26, 2008, featured camera icon markers, each representing at least one major city or area (such as a park), and usually the other nearby cities, towns, suburbs, and parks. Many areas that had coverage were represented by icons.

Key additions

Timelapse additions from the start of the service to present, including countries with public street view available
  • On May 25, 2007, Street View was announced.
  • On May 30, 2007, at the Where 2.0 Conference, Immersive Media was identified as the contractor that captured the imagery for four of the five cities initially mapped by Street View, using its patented dodecahedral camera array on a moving car. Immersive Media continued to do image capture for Street View until Google developed its own capability to do so.[1][2] Since July 2007[citation needed], Google has used imagery that belongs exclusively to Google.
  • On April 16, 2008, Street View was fully integrated into Google Earth 4.3.
  • On May 12, 2008, Google announced that it was testing face-blurring technology on its photos of the busy streets of Manhattan.[3] The technology uses a computer algorithm to search Google's image database for faces and blurs them, according to John Hanke, director of Google Earth and Google Maps.[4]
  • On June 10, 2008, two other features included in the update were an effective mask of the "Google Car" and the application of face-blurring technology on all photos, which effectively lowered the resolution across all photos, even the formerly impressive high resolution images of San Francisco. Also, many nearby metro areas were included, but they did not receive their own camera icons.
  • On July 2, 2008, Google Street View was introduced in France and Italy, providing the first service outside the United States and the debut of Google's new 4th Generation Cameras. On this day, 19 camera icons were added, mostly showing small towns and areas along the Tour de France route and part of north western Italy
  • On August 4, 2008, 28 icons of major metropolitan areas of both Australia and Japan were added to Google Street View. Included in the update were approximately 40 new U.S. hub cities.
  • On November 26, 2008, the Street View button and all the camera icons were deleted. Instead of clicking the "Street View" button, this is now accessed using the "pegman" button in the left hand corner. When the "pegman" icon is dragged over the map blue polylines appear where Street View is available and a small window will show the current Street View. If this is dropped on the map the Street View opens and takes over the whole map window.
  • On December 1, 2008, New Zealand was added to Google Street View. Faces were blurred upon recommendation by the New Zealand Privacy Commission, but vehicle registration plates were not obscured.
  • On April 9, 2009, Street View became available with a full-screen option.
  • On June 5, 2009, Smart Navigation was introduced which allows users to navigate around the panoramas by double-clicking with their cursor on any place or object they want to see.[5]
  • In mid-June 2010, Google added blue dots to its maps that display user-submitted images in all locations around the world, including land areas where Street View is not available and bodies of water. These images can be pulled up on the screen in the same manner as a Street View image with the pegman by dragging it onto the blue dot.
  • On October 30, 2012, Google announced that users could contribute to Street View by creating a panorama-like image from the Galaxy Nexus smartphone to share on Google Maps.
  • On February 14, 2013, Wii Street U was released for the Wii U.[6]
  • On June 27, 2013, Google announced that users could contribute to Street View by creating a panorama-like image from the Galaxy non-Nexus smartphone to share on Google Maps.
  • On April 23, 2014, a new historical Street View option was introduced to new Google Maps. The date of panoramas can be selected from the timeline.
  • Starting in August 2017, Google allows users to create their own street view-like blue paths, for the connected photospheres that are sufficiently close to one another.[7]

Timeline of introductions

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2019

# Release date Major locations added
249 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 New Zealand Boat views along the whole course of Waikato River in New Zealand[271][272][273]
250 Monday, March 11, 2019 Russia Ingushetia*, Chechnya*, updates in more locations of Russia
Malaysia Lahad Datu, updates and more locations in Malaysia
United States Views Along I-395 in Connecticut in the United States

Updates and more locations in  Australia,  Canada,  Colombia,  France,  Indonesia,  Italy,  Japan,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  Portugal,  Romania,  Russia,  Spain,  Thailand,  United Kingdom,  United States

Coverage by country οr territory

Below is a table showing the countries available on Street View and the year they were first added. Plain text indicates that a country has only views of certain businesses and/or tourist attractions.

Current coverage

Bold with an asterisk (*) indicates countries with public street view available

Country or territory Continent Date added Date of most recent imagery Date of oldest imagery Notes
 Afghanistan Asia Business views only.
 Åland Islands* Europe 2010-02 2011-09 2009-05[274] Autonomous region of Finland.
 Albania* Europe 2016-11 2016-06 2016-05
 Algeria Africa Business views only.
 American Samoa* Oceania 2015-05 2014-12 2014-05[275]
 Andorra* Europe 2012-09 2014-10 2011-08[276]
 Angola Africa Business views only.
 Anguilla North America 2015-06 Underwater views only.
 Antarctica* Antarctica 2010-09 2013-01 2010-01
 Antigua and Barbuda North America 2017-03 Underwater views only.
 Argentina* South America 2014-09 2017-09 2013-09
 Armenia* Asia
 Aruba North America 2015-06 Business and underwater views only.
 Australia* Oceania 2008-08 2018-10 2007-10 Added on the same day as Japan. On August 4, 2008, 28 icons of major metropolitan areas were added.
 Austria* Europe 2018-07 2017-12 2017-07
 Azerbaijan* Asia Street views in Baku only.
 Bahamas North America 2015-06 Business and underwater views only.
 Bahrain Asia Business views only.
 Bangladesh* Asia 2015-01 2016-01 2013-02
 Belarus Europe Business views only.
 Belgium* Europe 2011-11 2018-06 2009-03
 Belize North America 2014-06 Business and underwater views only.
 Benin Africa Business views only.
 Bermuda* North America 2015-09 2015-06 2015-05
 Bhutan* Asia 2014-10 2013-06 2013-04 First South Asian country available.
 Bolivia* South America 2015-11 2015-08 2014-11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Business views only.
 Botswana* Africa 2012-11 2012-08 2012-03
 Brazil* South America 2010-09 2018-03 2009-07 First country available in South America.
 British Indian Ocean Territory* Asia 2013-12 2015-02 Views of Peros Banhos.
 British Virgin Islands North America Business views only.
 Bulgaria* Europe 2013-03 2018-07 2012-02
 Burkina Faso Africa Business views only.
 Burundi Africa Business views only.
 Cambodia* Asia 2014-08 2014-09 2013-06
 Cameroon Africa Business views only.
 Canada* North America 2009-10 2018-10 2007-08
 Cape Verde* Africa Praia and several smaller cities.
 Caribbean Netherlands North America 2015-06 Underwater views in Bonaire only.
 Cayman Islands North America Business views only.
 Chile* South America 2012-09 2015-09 2012-01
 China* Asia 2013-08 Business views only.
 Christmas Island* Asia 2018-04 2018-03 2017-12
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands* Asia 2018-04 2018-02 2018-02
 Colombia* South America 2013-09 2017-09 2012-08
 Cook Islands Oceania 2015-06 Underwater views only.
 Costa Rica* North America 2018-07 Views of some National Parks and very limited views around Heredia and San Jose.
 Croatia* Europe 2012-09 2012-04 2011-07
 Curaçao* North America 2018-12 2018-02 2017-10
 Cyprus* Europe Partial coverage in Nicosia and some smaller cities, in both sections.
 Czech Republic* Europe 2009-10 2017-06 2009-04 First East European country available.
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Business views only.
 Denmark* Europe 2010-01 2018-07 2009-06
 Dominican Republic* North America Santo Domingo and some beach cities.
 Ecuador* South America 2015-11 2015-07 2014-09
 Egypt Asia & Africa 2014-09 Landmarks and business views only.
 El Salvador North America Business views only.
 Estonia* Europe 2012-05 2014-07 2011-06
 Eswatini (Swaziland)* Africa 2013-09 2013-05 2013-03
 Ethiopia Africa Business views only.
 Falkland Islands* South America 2014-10 2014-03 New Island, West Point Island and Carcass Island only.
 Faroe Islands* Europe 2017-10 2017-04 2016-09
 Fiji Oceania 2017-03 Business and underwater views only.
 Finland* Europe 2010-02 2017-07 2009-04
 France* Europe 2008-07 2018-08 2008-04 Added on the same day as Italy, one of the first two countries available in Europe. Providing the first service outside the United States and the debut of Google's new 4th Generation Cameras.
 French Polynesia Oceania Business views only.
 Georgia Asia Business views only.
 Germany* Europe 2010-11 2010-04 2008-06 20 biggest cities and ski resorts only.
 Ghana* Africa 2017-02 2016-05 2016-02
 Gibraltar* Europe 2012-12 2011-12 2011-09
 Greece* Europe 2014-06 2014-11 2009-06
 Greenland* North America 2015-02 2016-08 2014-06
 Grenada North America Business views only.
 Guadeloupe North America 2015-06 Business and underwater views only.
 Guam* Oceania 2014-09 2014-06
 Guatemala* North America 2017-04 2016-11 2016-06 First Central American country available.
 Honduras North America Business views only.
 Hong Kong* Asia 2010-03 2017-01 2008-12 First place with Street View in mainland Asia, along with Macau.
 Hungary* Europe 2013-04 2018-06 2009-05
 Iceland* Europe 2013-10 2013-09 2013-01
 India* Asia 2012-04 2017-08 Part of Mumbai available since March 2016
 Indonesia* Asia 2014-08 2018-07 2013-03
 Iraq Asia 2011-08 2009-10 National Museum of Iraq only.
 Ireland* Europe 2010-09 2018-08 2009-03
 Isle of Man* Europe 2011-06 2010-10 2010-04
 Israel* Asia 2012-04 2015-07 2011-08 First West Asian country available, along with Palestine.
 Italy* Europe 2008-07 2018-08 2008-04 Added on the same day as France, one of the first two countries available in Europe.
 Ivory Coast Africa Business views only.
 Jamaica North America Business views only.
 Japan* Asia 2008-08 2019-01 2008-05 Added on the same day as Australia, one of the first two island countries with Street View.
First country available in Asia.
 Jersey* Europe 2011-06 2010-10 2010-08
 Jordan* Asia 2018-04 2017-02 2016-12 43 archaeological locations covered, public Street View available since April 2018.
 Kazakhstan* Asia 2018-11 Very limited Street View in Almaty.
 Kenya* Africa 2018-10 2018-07 2017-12 Public Street View available since October 2018.
 Kosovo Europe Business views only.
 Kuwait Asia Business views only.
 Kyrgyzstan* Asia 2016-05 2015-12 2015-10 First Central Asian country available
 Laos* Asia 2015-07 2016-01 2014-09 Vientiane only until May 2016.
 Latvia* Europe 2012-05 2014-08 2011-09
 Lebanon* Asia 2018-09 Landmarks views since 2018, limited Street View in Beirut in 2019.
 Lesotho* Africa 2013-04 2013-02 2012-11
 Libya Africa Business views only.
 Liechtenstein Europe Business views only.
 Lithuania* Europe 2013-01 2012-07 2012-06
 Luxembourg* Europe 2014-10 2009-09 2009-09
 Macau* Asia 2010-03 2008-12 2008-12 First place with Street View in mainland Asia, along with Hong Kong.
 Madagascar* Africa 2015-05 2014-12 2014-07
 Malaysia* Asia 2014-09 2018-07 2013-09 Landmarks available since September 2013.
 Maldives Asia 2015-06 Business and underwater views only.
 Malta* Europe 2017-06 2016-10 2016-09
 Marshall Islands Oceania Business views only.
 Martinique North America 2013-12 2013-07[277] First available territory in the Caribbean
 Mauritius Africa Business views only.
 Mexico* North America 2009-11 2018-07 2008-04 First Latin American country to be added to Google Street View.
 Moldova Europe Business views only.
 Monaco* Europe 2011-07 2011-03 2008-10
 Mongolia* Asia 2015-07 2016-09 2014-10
 Montenegro* Europe 2016-11 2016-07 2016-06
 Montserrat North America 2017-03 Underwater views only.
 Morocco* Africa Some Street Views in Casablanca.
 Mozambique Africa Business views only.
 Myanmar* Asia Very limited views in major cities.
 Namibia Africa Business views only.
   Nepal Asia 2013-03 Mountain landmarks and business views only
 Netherlands* Europe 2009-03 2018-07 2008-06
 New Caledonia Oceania 2017-03 Business and underwater views only.
 New Zealand* Oceania 2008-12 2018-12 2007-10
 Nicaragua North America Business views only.
 Nigeria* Africa 2017-07 2017-04 2016-10
 Niue Oceania Business views only.
 North Macedonia* Europe 2015-10 2015-06 2014-09
 Northern Mariana Islands* Oceania 2014-09 2014-06
 Norway* Europe 2010-02 2017-08 2008-06
 Oman Asia Business views only.
 Pakistan Asia 2015-08 Landmarks and business views only.
 Palestine* Asia 2012-04 2017-03 2011-08 First West Asian country available, along with Israel.[disputed ]
 Panama* North America A single road in Panama City.
 Papua New Guinea Oceania 2017-03 Underwater views only.
 Paraguay South America Business views only.
 Peru* South America 2013-08 2015-06 2012-12
 Philippines* Asia 2015-09 2018-06 2014-02
 Pitcairn Islands* Oceania 2013-12 2013-06
 Poland* Europe 2012-02 2018-07 2009-06
 Portugal* Europe 2009-08 2018-06 2009-03
 Puerto Rico* North America 2016-12 2016-05 2016-01 First Caribbean state available.
 Qatar* Asia 2012-04 Museum and airport views, limited Street View in Doha.
 Réunion* Africa 2016-02 2015-08 2015-04
 Romania* Europe 2010-12 2018-08 2008-10 First Southeast European country available.
 Russia* Europe & Asia 2012-03 2018-06 2011-05 Museum view only until 2012.
 Saint Lucia North America Business views only.
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon* North America 2017-05 2016-09 2016-09
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North America 2015-06 Underwater views only.
 San Marino* Europe 2012-06 2010-10 2010-10
 São Tomé and Príncipe Africa Business views only.
 Saudi Arabia Asia Business views only.
 Senegal* Africa 2017-02 2016-01 2015-05 First West African country available.
 Serbia* Europe 2014-07 2015-05 2013-10
 Singapore* Asia 2009-12 2018-05 2008-09 First Southeast Asian country available.
 Slovakia* Europe 2012-10 2018-07 2011-12
 Slovenia* Europe 2014-01 2013-09 2013-07
 Solomon Islands Oceania 2015-06 Underwater views only.
 Somalia Africa Business views only.
 South Africa* Africa 2010-06 2017-11 2009-08 First country available in Africa.
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands* South America & Antarctica 2014-10 2014-03
 South Korea* Asia 2012-01 2015-12 2009-11
 Spain* Europe 2008-10 2018-11 2008-06
 Sri Lanka* Asia 2016-03 2016-03 2015-02
 Svalbard* Europe 2018-06 2017-09 2017-08
 Sweden* Europe 2010-01 2018-06 2008-07
  Switzerland* Europe 2009-08 2014-11 2009-03 First Central European country available and first landlocked country with Street View.
 Taiwan* Asia 2009-08 2018-04 2009-01
 Tajikistan Asia Business views only.
 Tanzania Africa 2013-03 Mountain landmarks views only.
 Thailand* Asia 2012-03 2018-07 2011-02
 Timor-Leste Asia 2015-06 Underwater views only.
 Trinidad and Tobago North America Business views only.
 Tunisia* Africa 2017-03 2016-07 2016-07 First North African country available
 Turkey* Europe & Asia 2015-10 2018-07 2014-04
 Turks and Caicos Islands North America 2015-06 Underwater views only.
 Uganda* Africa 2015-10 2015-06 2015-03 First East African country available
 Ukraine* Europe 2012-04 2015-07 2011-08
 United Arab Emirates* Asia 2014-12 2017-03 2013-12 Landmarks available since 2013, Dubai only until September 2015.
 United Kingdom* Europe 2009-03 2018-11 2008-03[278] First North European country available.
 United States* North America 2007-05 2019-01 2007-01 First country available to view on Street View.
 United States Minor Outlying Islands Oceania Business views only.
 United States Virgin Islands* North America 2016-09 2016-10 2016-05 Some streets on St. Croix are available.
 Uruguay* South America 2015-12 2015-11 2015-06
 Uzbekistan Asia Business views only.
 Vanuatu Oceania 2017-03 Volcano and underwater views only.
 Venezuela South America Business views only.
 Vietnam Asia Business views only.
 Zambia Africa Business views only.
 Zimbabwe* Africa

Future coverage

Below is list of the countries that do not currently have official coverage where Street View vehicles are currently driving, where Street View is officially planned, or have reported by media to be driving.[279]
Public streets in Guernsey[280] and India (Bangalore),[281][282][283][284][285][286] as well more places in Germany[287] were filmed but at this time the images are not online due to some privacy concerns.

Continent Countries and regions officially announced by Google[288][289] Countries and regions reported in media or unofficially announced
Africa

 Morocco (public streets)[290]

Asia

 Qatar (public streets)[291]
 Vietnam (public streets)[292][293]

Europe

 Belarus (public streets)[294][295]

North America

 Dominican Republic[296]

 Costa Rica (public streets)[297][298]

References

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  2. ^ "CNET News". 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  3. ^ Frome, Andrea (2008-05-12). "Google's LatLong Blog". Google-latlong.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  4. ^ Shankland, Stephen. "CNet article "Google begins blurring faces in Street View"". News.cnet.com. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  5. ^ "PC World article "Google Street View Gets Smart Navigation"". Pcworld.com. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2010-08-27.