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Index – Tech-Science – Google Street View returns to Germany

Index – Tech-Science – Google Street View returns to Germany

Google Maps revolutionized the way we see the world when it introduced Street View in 2007, which has spread all over the world in the following years. However, the service is not welcomed everywhere. One of the countries that is already early Withdrew from serviceGermany, where Google stopped rolling out Street View in 2011 due to privacy protests and lawsuits. In 2023, the company will finally return to the European country, allowing tourists and residents to explore landmarks and neighborhoods in modern images, he writes. Android Police.

Google announced on its German blog that starting June 22nd, Street View cars will be returning to Germany to film across the country. To prevent data protection breaches like the former, Google works closely with the German government’s data protection agency to ensure that recordings comply with country regulations. Among them is the requirement to delete old photos, which means that once new photos are released in Germany, it will no longer be possible to go back in time with Street View as in other countries.

As in other countries, it will be possible to exclude someone from Street View coverage, even if their home or business is pixelated.

An update to Street View was sorely needed. Germany Street View is hopelessly outdated, many streets and buildings are unrecognizable. This is recognized by Google Germany itself. At the same time, Street View cars could be seen on German roads all the time, but the images were never published and were only used to update Google Maps with more accurate house numbers, intersections, traffic lights and lanes.

In the years since Google Street View wasn’t updated for Germany, a lot has changed. Apple has successfully and quietly launched Look Around, its own version of Street View for Apple Maps, in the country. A representative study conducted in May 2023 and also cited by Google showed that more than 90 percent of Germans had a positive or very positive response to Street View, so Google may succeed in this country this time.