According to the Google LatLong Blog, the site now includes several interactive features that let users explore how the service works and see how the 360-degree street-level images are created.The site's new features include:
- A gallery of impressive sights around the world.
- An interactive map showing where in the world Street View is available.
- A how-to guide for first-time users.
- A behind-the-scenes look at how the 3D images are created.
Google provides information about Street View's controversial privacy measures. Users can read about how Google safeguards personal privacy, what the service won't map, and how users can report violations.
The site also includes in-depth information about Google's fleet of mapping vehicles. The company recently deployed some ingenious new tools to map places like ski trails, sports stadiums and parks, where the Google Cars can't drive. Trikes, snowmobiles and trolleys--all equipped with Google's mapping cameras--took over where the autos left off and helped add some impressive new locations to Google's ever-growing map of the world's public places.
Check out a video of the Google Trike in action, then visit the new and improved Street View site to explore these features for yourself.WATCH: