Coverage of Google Street View

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Countries and dependencies with:
  mostly full coverage
  partial coverage
  full or partial coverage planned (official)
  full or partial coverage planned (unofficial)
  views of selected businesses and/or tourist attractions only
  views of private businesses only
  no current or planned coverage

Google Street View was first introduced in the United States on May 25, 2007, and until November 26, 2008, featured camera icon markers, each representing at least one major city or area (such as a park), and usually the other nearby cities, towns, suburbs, and parks. Many areas that had coverage were represented by icons.

Key additions[edit]

Timelapse additions from the start of the service to present, including countries with public street view available
  • On May 25, 2007, Street View was announced.
  • On May 30, 2007, at the Where 2.0 Conference, Immersive Media was identified as the contractor that captured the imagery for four of the five cities initially mapped by Street View, using its patented dodecahedral camera array on a moving car. Immersive Media continued to do image capture for Street View until Google developed its own capability to do so.[1][2] Since July 2007[citation needed], Google has used imagery that belongs exclusively to Google.
  • On April 16, 2008, Street View was fully integrated into Google Earth 4.3.
  • On May 12, 2008, Google announced that it was testing face-blurring technology on its photos of the busy streets of Manhattan.[3] The technology uses a computer algorithm to search Google's image database for faces and blurs them, according to John Hanke, director of Google Earth and Google Maps.[4]
  • On June 10, 2008, two other features included in the update were an effective mask of the "Google Car" and the application of face-blurring technology on all photos, which effectively lowered the resolution across all photos, even the formerly impressive high resolution images of San Francisco. Also, many nearby metro areas were included, but they did not receive their own camera icons.
  • On July 2, 2008, Google Street View was introduced in France and Italy, providing the first service outside the United States and the debut of Google's new 4th Generation Cameras. On this day, 19 camera icons were added, mostly showing small towns and areas along the Tour de France route and part of northwestern Italy.
  • On August 4, 2008, 28 icons of major metropolitan areas of both Australia and Japan were added to Google Street View. Included in the update were approximately 40 new U.S. hub cities.
  • On November 26, 2008, the Street View button and all the camera icons were deleted. Instead of clicking the "Street View" button, this is now accessed using the "pegman" button in the left hand corner. When the "pegman" icon is dragged over the map blue polylines appear where Street View is available and a small window will show the current Street View. If this is dropped on the map the Street View opens and takes over the whole map window.
  • On December 1, 2008, New Zealand was added to Google Street View. Faces were blurred upon recommendation by the New Zealand Privacy Commission, but vehicle registration plates were not obscured.
  • On April 9, 2009, Street View became available with a full-screen option.
  • On June 5, 2009, Smart Navigation was introduced which allows users to navigate around the panoramas by double-clicking with their cursor on any place or object they want to see.[5]
  • In mid-June 2010, Google added blue dots to its maps that display user-submitted images in all locations around the world, including land areas where Street View is not available and bodies of water. These images can be pulled up on the screen in the same manner as a Street View image with the pegman by dragging it onto the blue dot.
  • On October 30, 2012, Google announced that users could contribute to Street View by creating a panorama-like image from the Galaxy Nexus smartphone to share on Google Maps.
  • On February 14, 2013, Wii Street U was released for the Wii U.[6]
  • On June 27, 2013, Google announced that users could contribute to Street View by creating a panorama-like image from the Galaxy non-Nexus smartphone to share on Google Maps.
  • On April 23, 2014, a new historical Street View option was introduced to new Google Maps. The date of panoramas can be selected from the timeline.
  • Starting in August 2017, Google allows users to create their own street view-like blue paths, for the connected photospheres that are sufficiently close to one another.[7]

Timeline of introductions[edit]

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# Release date Major locations added
256 Thursday, February 6, 2020 Slovakia Mountain Chalets in Tatra, Slovakia[277]
257 Thursday, February 20, 2020

Updates and more locations in:
Argentina Argentina, Australia Australia, Belgium Belgium, Brazil Brazil, Canada Canada, Colombia Colombia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Denmark Denmark, France France, Hungary Hungary, Hong Kong Hong Kong, Indonesia Indonesia, Italy Italy, Japan Japan, Mexico Mexico, Norway Norway, Romania Romania, Russia Russia, Slovakia Slovakia, Thailand Thailand, Turkey Turkey, United States United States[citation needed]

258 Thursday, April 23, 2020 Vietnam Hanoi*, Hai Phong*, Hạ Long*, Bắc Ninh*, Thái Nguyên*, Ho Chi Minh City*, Mỹ Tho*, Sông Cầu*, Huế*, and Yên Bái* in Vietnam[278].
Brazil Medicilândia, Uruará, Alenquer, Cachoeira do Arari, Pacajá, Novo Repartimento, Salvaterra, Prainha, Soure, Apicum-Açu, Colniza, Peixoto de Azevedo, Querência, Curimatá, São Raimundo das Mangabeiras, Sucupira do Norte, Pastos Bons, Graça Aranha, Bacuri and more locations in Brazil
Russia Expanded covarage in Chechnya and Dagestan including Grozny, Shali, Urus-Martan, Khasavyurt, Kizilyurt, Kaspiysk and more other locations
Turkey Various rural areas in Turkey[279]
Updates and more locations in Greece Greece, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Slovakia Slovakia, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania.[citation needed]

* Limited coverage.

Coverage by country οr territory[edit]

Below is a table showing the countries available on Street View and the year they were first added. Plain text indicates that a country has only views of certain businesses and/or tourist attractions.

Current coverage[edit]

Bold with an asterisk (*) indicates countries with public street view available

Country or territory Continent Date added Date of most recent imagery Date of oldest imagery Notes
 Åland Islands* Europe 2010-02 2011-09 2009-05[280] Autonomous region of Finland.
 Albania* Europe 2016-11 2016-06 2016-05
 Algeria Africa Business views only.
 American Samoa* Oceania 2015-05 2014-12 2014-05[281]
 Andorra* Europe 2012-09 2014-10 2011-08[282]
 Angola Africa Business views only.
 Anguilla North America Business views only.
 Antarctica* Antarctica 2010-09 2013-01 2010-01
 Argentina* South America 2014-09 2019-09 2013-09
 Armenia* Asia
 Aruba North America Business views only.
 Australia* Oceania 2008-08 2020-02 2007-11 Added on the same day as Japan. On August 4, 2008, 28 icons of major metropolitan areas were added.
 Austria* Europe 2018-07 2019-02 2017-07
 Azerbaijan* Asia Street views in Baku only.
 Bahamas North America Business views only.
 Bahrain Asia Business views only.
 Bangladesh* Asia 2015-01 2016-01 2013-02
 Barbados* North America
 Belarus* Europe 2020-01 2018-08 2018-08 Views of businesses and some streets in Minsk.
 Belgium* Europe 2011-11 2019-10 2009-03
 Belize North America Business views only.
 Bermuda* North America 2015-09 2015-06 2015-05
 Bhutan* Asia 2014-10 2013-06 2013-04 First South Asian country available.
 Bolivia* South America 2015-11 2015-08 2014-11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Business views only.
 Botswana* Africa 2012-11 2012-08 2012-03
 Brazil* South America 2010-09 2019-11 2009-07 First country available in South America.
 British Indian Ocean Territory* Asia 2013-12 2015-02 Views of Peros Banhos.
 British Virgin Islands North America Business views only.
 Bulgaria* Europe 2013-03 2019-10 2012-02
 Burundi Africa Business views only.
 Cambodia* Asia 2014-08 2014-09 2013-06
 Cameroon Africa Business views only.
 Canada* North America 2009-10 2019-10 2007-08
 Cape Verde* Africa Praia and several smaller cities.
 Cayman Islands North America Business views only.
 Chile* South America 2012-09 2015-09 2012-01
 China* Asia 2013-08 Business views only.
 Christmas Island* Asia 2018-04 2018-03 2017-12
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands* Asia 2018-04 2018-02 2018-02
 Colombia* South America 2013-09 2019-06 2012-07
 Republic of the Congo Africa Business views only.
 Cook Islands Oceania Business views only.
 Costa Rica* North America 2018-07 Views of some National Parks and very limited views around Heredia and San Jose.
 Croatia* Europe 2012-09 2012-04 2011-07
 Cuba North America Business views only.
 Curaçao* North America 2018-12 2018-02 2017-10
 Cyprus* Europe Partial coverage in Nicosia and some smaller cities, in both sections.
 Czech Republic* Europe 2009-10 2019-11 2009-04
 Denmark* Europe 2010-01 2019-09 2009-06
 Dominica North America Business views only.
 Dominican Republic* North America Santo Domingo and some beach cities.
 Ecuador* South America 2015-11 2015-08 2014-09
 Egypt Asia & Africa 2014-09 Landmarks and business views only.
 El Salvador North America Business views only.
 Estonia* Europe 2012-05 2019-07 2011-06
 Eswatini (Swaziland)* Africa 2013-09 2013-05 2013-03
 Ethiopia Africa Business views only.
 Falkland Islands* South America 2014-10 2014-03 New Island, West Point Island and Carcass Island only.
 Faroe Islands* Europe 2017-10 2017-04 2016-09
 Fiji Oceania Business views only.
 Finland* Europe 2010-02 2017-07 2009-04
 France* Europe 2008-07 2019-10 2008-04 Added on the same day as Italy, one of the first two countries available in Europe. Providing the first service outside the United States and the debut of Google's new 4th Generation Cameras.
 French Guiana South America Business views only.
 French Polynesia* Oceania
 Gambia Africa Business views only.
 Georgia Asia Business views only.
 Germany* Europe 2010-11 2010-04 2008-06 20 biggest cities and ski resorts only.
 Ghana* Africa 2017-02 2016-05 2016-02
 Gibraltar* Europe 2012-12 2011-12 2011-09
 Greece* Europe 2014-06 2019-08 2009-04
 Greenland* North America 2015-02 2016-08 2014-06
 Guadeloupe North America Business views only.
 Guam* Oceania 2014-09 2014-06
 Guatemala* North America 2017-04 2016-11 2016-06 First Central American country available.
 Guernsey Europe Business views only.
 Guinea-Bissau Africa Business views only.
 Honduras North America Business views only.
 Hong Kong* Asia 2010-03 2019-11 2008-12 First place with Street View in mainland Asia, along with Macau.
 Hungary* Europe 2013-04 2019-08 2009-05
 Iceland* Europe 2013-10 2013-09 2013-01
 India* Asia 2012-04 2017-08 Part of Mumbai available since March 2016
 Indonesia* Asia 2014-08 2019-10 2013-02
 Iran Asia Business views only.
 Iraq Asia 2011-08 2009-10 National Museum of Iraq and business views only.
 Ireland* Europe 2010-09 2019-09 2009-03
 Isle of Man* Europe 2011-06 2010-10 2010-04
 Israel* Asia 2012-04 2015-07 2011-08 First West Asian country available, along with Palestine.
 Italy* Europe 2008-07 2019-07 2008-04 Added on the same day as France, one of the first two countries available in Europe.
 Ivory Coast Africa Business views only.
 Jamaica North America Business views only.
 Japan* Asia 2008-08 2020-02 2008-05 Added on the same day as Australia, one of the first two island countries with Street View.
First country available in Asia.
 Jersey* Europe 2011-06 2010-10 2010-08
 Jordan* Asia 2018-04 2017-02 2016-12 43 archaeological locations covered, public Street View available since April 2018.
 Kazakhstan Asia Business views only.
 Kenya* Africa 2018-10 2018-07 2017-12 Public Street View available since October 2018.
 South Korea* Asia 2012-01 2019-01 2009-10
 Kosovo Europe Business views only.
 Kuwait Asia Business views only.
 Kyrgyzstan* Asia 2016-05 2015-12 2015-10 First Central Asian country available
 Laos* Asia 2015-07 2016-01 2014-09 Vientiane only until May 2016.
 Latvia* Europe 2012-05 2019-08 2011-09
 Lebanon* Asia 2018-09 Landmarks views since 2018; partial third party coverage throughout country (i.e. not official Google imagery).
 Lesotho* Africa 2013-04 2013-02 2012-11
 Lithuania* Europe 2013-01 2019-07 2012-06
 Luxembourg* Europe 2014-10 2009-09 2009-09
 Macau* Asia 2010-03 2008-12 2008-12 First place with Street View in mainland Asia, along with Hong Kong.
 Madagascar* Africa 2015-05 2014-12 2014-07
 Malaysia* Asia 2014-09 2019-11 2012-12 Landmarks available since September 2013.
 Maldives Asia Business views only.
 Malta* Europe 2017-06 2016-10 2016-09
 Marshall Islands Oceania Business views only.
 Martinique North America 2013-12 2013-07[283] First available territory in the Caribbean
 Mauritius Africa Business views only.
 Mexico* North America 2009-11 2019-09 2008-04 First Latin American country to be added to Google Street View.
 Moldova Europe Business views only.
 Monaco* Europe 2011-07 2011-03 2008-10
 Mongolia* Asia 2015-07 2016-10 2014-10
 Montenegro* Europe 2016-11 2016-07 2016-06
 Morocco* Africa Some Street Views in Casablanca.
 Mozambique Africa Business views only.
 Myanmar* Asia 2018-06 Partial third party coverage throughout country (i.e. not official Google imagery).
 Namibia* Africa 2019-02 Partial third party coverage throughout country (i.e. not official Google imagery).
   Nepal Asia 2013-03 Mountain landmarks and business views only
 Netherlands* Europe 2009-03 2019-07 2008-06
 New Caledonia Oceania Business views only.
 New Zealand* Oceania 2008-12 2020-02 2007-10
 Nicaragua North America Business views only.
 Nigeria* Africa 2017-07 2018-12 2016-10
 North Macedonia* Europe 2015-10 2015-06 2014-09
 Northern Mariana Islands* Oceania 2014-09 2014-06
 Norway* Europe 2010-02 2019-10 2008-06
 Oman Asia Business views only.
 Pakistan Asia 2015-08 Landmarks and business views only.
 Palau Oceania Business views only.
 Palestine* Asia 2012-04 2017-03 2011-08 First West Asian country available, along with Israel.[disputed ]
 Panama* North America A single road in Panama City.
 Paraguay South America Business views only.
 Peru* South America 2013-08 2015-06 2012-12
 Philippines* Asia 2015-09 2019-03 2014-02
 Pitcairn Islands* Oceania 2013-12 2013-06
 Poland* Europe 2012-02 2018-07 2009-06
 Portugal* Europe 2009-08 2019-11 2009-03
 Puerto Rico* North America 2016-12 2016-05 2016-01 First Caribbean state available.
 Qatar* Asia 2012-04 Museum and airport views, limited Street View in Doha.
 Réunion* Africa 2016-02 2015-08 2015-04
 Romania* Europe 2010-12 2019-10 2008-10 First Southeast European country available.
 Russia* Europe & Asia 2012-03 2019-09 2011-05 Museum view only until 2012.
 Rwanda Africa Business views only.
 Saint Helena Africa Business views only.
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon* North America 2017-05 2016-09 2016-09
 San Marino* Europe 2012-06 2010-10 2010-10
 Saudi Arabia Asia Business views only.
 Senegal* Africa 2017-02 2016-01 2015-05 First West African country available.
 Serbia* Europe 2014-07 2015-05 2013-10
 Singapore* Asia 2009-12 2019-11 2008-09 First Southeast Asian country available.
 Sint Maarten North America Business views only.
 Slovakia* Europe 2012-10 2019-12 2011-12
 Slovenia* Europe 2014-01 2013-09 2013-07
 South Africa* Africa 2010-06 2017-11 2009-08 First country available in Africa.
 South Georgia and the South