08 June 2010

Google Street View is now life for South Africa

Google Street View is now life for South Africa after several month of taking pictures all around the country. The Google cars have driven about roughly 65.000km across South Africa - their imagery currently covers some 27 towns and cities:
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein, East London, Newcastle, Krugersdorp, Witbank, Carletonville, Alberton, Somerset West, Rustenberg, Potchefstroom, Nelspruit, Ladysmith, Worcester, Sasolburg, Grahamstown, Stellenbosch, Queenstown, Ermelo, Brakpan, Welkom, Uitenhage.  Google has also covered numerous special interest sites around the country, ranging from Soccer City Stadium to Addo Elephant Park to Chapman's Peak drive. SANParks is a featured partner and should have all Kruger Park Rest Camps on Street View pretty soon. Some are actually already viewable.

How do I use Google Street View?
  • Go to http://maps.google.com
  • type the address into the maps search bar, or zoom into where you want to go
  • drag the orange "Pegman" icon on the left-hand side of the map onto a blue highlighted street (the blue highlighted streets are the ones google has imagery of)

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