Google Street View cars are now driving around Tallinn, plus Latvia

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Check out this blog post here in Estonian - it seems that Google Street View cars are now driving around the Estonian capital, and have been seen in Latvia as well. No word there on whether they are in Lithuania as well but that wouldn't be surprising. It takes quite a while after the cars have finished filming to process the images (blur faces, licence plates, etc.) and then finalize an agreement with the government, so this doesn't mean that we're going to be able to see the streets of Tallinn and Rīga right away, but maybe by March or April next year? In fact, Street View isn't even available for the streets of Germany yet but I think (if I remember correctly) that was due to security concerns and citizens have been given more time to request exclusion from the service if they want, but besides that Google is ready to make it go live whenever they get permission to do so.

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