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 and initially focused on cities in the United States, but has since expanded to include a vast array of international locations.
Google announced in September 2009 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.
Google has now announced that it will launch Street View Imagery in South Africa on Tuesday, 8th of June 2010, in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
More details about the service will be revealed at a media event on 8 June.
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