Monday, August 04, 2008

Google Street View in Japan

With all the excitement of the launch of Google street view in Australia (see previous post) I failed to notice that street view has also been added to Japan as well.

Here is Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo:

The full list of towns that have street view imagery in Japan is:

Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba, Senda, Sapporo, Hakodate, Kyoto and Tokyo.

The full list of towns with street view in Australia is:

Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Cairns, Mt Isa, Canberra, Albany, Alice Springs, Rockhampton, Broome, Tamworth, Broken Hill, Karratha and Geraldton

Yokohama Landmark Tower - the tallest building in Japan
Tokyo Tower - the world's highest self-supporting steel tower
Tsūtenkaku - a well known landmark in Osaka
Kobe Port Tower - a hyperboloid structure in Kobe



Anonymous said...

Also, a bunch of new US areas are marked for expansion. You can see the blue highlights on the streets when zoomed way out. On closer zoom however the blue goes away:

Eureka, CA
Lancaster / Palmdale, CA
California Central coast cites
Victorville, ca
El Paso, TX
Odessa / Midland, TX
Lubbock, TX
Amarillo, TX
Abilene, TX
Waco, TX
Kileen, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Laredo, TX
Brownsville, TX
Shreveport, LA
New Orleans, CA
Mobile, AL
Columbus, GA
Savannah, GA
Augusta, GA
Chattanooga, TN
Fayetteville, NC
Billings, MT

Keir Clarke said...

Oh - that is weird. I guess they are due to go live soon.

Unknown said...

Billings , MT is now streetviewable if you zoom in.

i noticed that "blue dissapearing" effect yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Nice new High Res stuff around the Google Headquarters

Anonymous said...

Yes, I was very stoked that Japan finally got Street View. Having lived in Tokyo for the past 5 years, many times this would have come in handy for scouting a neighborhood or train station in this maze-like city.

Here is my street which is near Shinjuku station: