Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Post Hurricane Sandy Street View

Back in January Google began collecting new Street View imagery in Staten Island, the Rockaways and other areas in New York that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The new imagery has now gone live on Google Maps.

As well as capturing the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy Google has added Street View of all the paths and trails in Central Park and Street View of the the 9/11 memorial in Lower Manhattan.

It is fair to say that Google's move to update the Street View imagery in these areas was not met entirely positively by all local residents. In January some residents expressed concerns that the new imagery would affect property prices in the area. However many residents welcomed the move and hoped it raise awareness of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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