Google Street View – a service integrated into Google Maps and Google Earth that provides users with panoramic views at street level of prominent locations – was first launched in May 2007.
The service first focused on cities in the United States, but has since expanded to include a vast array of international locations.
South African Street View
Google announced in September last year that it has started to collect imagery in South Africa for the Street View feature on Google Maps. At the time the company said that it was taking photographs of locations in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
Good news is that Street View imagery of South Africa will soon be available. Google announced that it will launch the service in the country later this month.
This launch date is likely linked to the 2010 FIFA World Cup which starts in June.
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