Google Street View in Oceania

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In Oceania, Google Street View is available in most parts of Australia and New Zealand.

On 4 August 2008, the long-anticipated image collection of Australia was introduced. At this time, 18 camera icons were added. Extensive mapping of New Zealand was included on 1 December 2008. On 9 December 2008, Darwin, Australia, and other locations were included. On 30 October 2009, Google Australia announced that they would be sending its fleet of cars back on the road from November 2009 to update Street View Australia with new images.

In October 2010, Google Street View ceased operations in Australia after its Street View cars were found to have been collecting Wi-Fi data from home Wi-Fi networks.[1] In May 2011, Google Australia stated that they had removed all the Wi-Fi sniffing equipment and that they planned to shoot Australian roads again, but did not provide a specific timetable.[2] On 27 July 2011, major urban and regional centres of Australia were updated with the new HD imagery.

In February 2015 another update of Australia with HD imagery was released, as part of the first update in Northern Territory after the low-resolution imagery. It also affected parts of Western Australia and Queensland. However, some places still have only low-resolution imagery or don't even have Street View coverage at all. As of June 2015, the updates of Australia footage are ongoing.

Timeline of introductions[edit]

Date Major locations added
4 August 2008 Australia Adelaide, Albany, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broken Hill, Cairns, Canberra, Geraldton, Hobart, Karratha, Melbourne, Mount Isa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and more rural areas
1 December 2008 New Zealand Major part of New Zealand
9 December 2008 Australia More areas in Australia
27 July 2011[3] Australia Update with HD images in various locations in Australia
June 29, 2011 Japan Bonin Islands
October 27, 2011 Full introduction of Google Business Views, including new businesses in New Zealand New Zealand
21 February 2012[3] New Zealand Update with HD images in various locations in New Zealand
April 3, 2012 Australia Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, in Australia
September 25, 2012 Antennarius striatus.jpg Underwater imagery in Australia and Hawaii (United States)[4]
November 28, 2012 Australia Luna Park Sydney, Taronga Zoo, in Australia
September 3, 2013 New Zealand Updated areas, including Christchurch and Auckland, and more locations in New Zealand
December 11, 2013 Pitcairn Islands Adamstown, Henderson Island in Pitcairn Islands
21 April 2014 Australia Updates and more locations in Australia
4 June 2014
September 22, 2014 Unincorporated territories of the United States including:
Guam Hagåtña and more locations in Guam
Northern Mariana Islands Capitol Hill, Saipan, Garapan and more locations in the Northern Mariana Islands
18 February 2015 Australia Update and more locations in Australia
2 March 2015 Australia Queensland Museum, Australian War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Powerhouse Museum, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Public Record Office Victoria in Australia[5]
May 29, 2015 American Samoa Pago Pago, Fagatogo, Tafuna, Ofu-Olosega, Manu'a and more locations in American Samoa
June 4, 2015 Indonesia Underwater views in Papua, Indonesia
Solomon Islands Underwater views in the Solomon Islands
Cook Islands Underwater views in the Cook Islands
July 14, 2015 Australia Update and more locations in Australia, including HD update of Alice Springs
November 3, 2015 New Zealand Milford Track, Kepler Track, Abel Tasman Coast Track, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, Heaphy Track, Routeburn Track, Rakiura Track[6]

Areas included[edit]

Reference:[7]

 Australia[edit]

Most towns, cities, villages, major and rural roads.

 Ecuador[edit]

 Indonesia[edit]

 Japan[edit]

 New Zealand[edit]

Most towns, cities, villages, major and sealed rural roads, and seven of the nine Great Walks hiking tracks.[6]

 United Kingdom[edit]

 United States[edit]

For more details, see Google Street View in the United States.

For other parts of Japan and Indonesia, see Google Street View in Asia.

Countries without any coverage[edit]

Countries of Oceania which do not have coverage:

 Fiji,  Kiribati,  Marshall Islands,  Micronesia,  Nauru,  Palau,  Papua New Guinea,  Samoa,  Solomon Islands,  Tonga,  Tuvalu,  Vanuatu

Countries partly in Oceania, where the Oceanian parts do not have coverage:
 Chile (Easter Island),  France


Of these countries, the following have photospheres, 360 degree panorama photos similar to the streetview photos, accessible in Google maps:
Chile, Fiji, France, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

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