Google Streetview - Huh?

November 27, 2009

Alright…I don’t quite understand this one. From the Canadian Press:

Google adding 2010 Winter Games to Street View

VANCOUVER – Google is planning to give the world a sneak peek at the venues of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Starting next week, Google will be capturing images in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., for its Street View feature.

The service allows users to search for an address and see a 360-degree view of the street and its surroundings.

Users will be able to virtually visit the Canada Hockey Place, the Richmond Olympic Oval, the Olympic villages, and other sites.

There's no word on when those images will appear online.

Google says it has covered more than 50,000 kilometres of Canadian streets since launching the service in this country last month.

It's available in more than 12 cities, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax.

Google says it's currently charting 35 cities in all of Canada's provinces and territories except Nunavut.

Now I could have sworn that Google Streetview was already up and running in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. In fact, I could have sworn I did a whole post highlighting the street-views of the Venues.

I’m not quite sure what this story is about then. Maybe they’re gonna break out the Google Trikes?


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