Google Street View now has time-lapse capabilites

Street View for Google Maps has been updated with the ability to show archived three dimensional imagery of certain locations.

Google announced in a post on its official Google Maps blog, that users can now revisit certain landmarks to see the changes that took place there since 2007. The time travel like feature is currently available on the Google Maps website but the company has not mentioned whether it will be made available for mobile users anytime soon.

Vinay Shet, Google Street View product manager wrote, "We've gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world."

Although, Vinay's blog post mentions a handful of landmarks such as the Freedom Tower in New York or the new World Cup Stadium in Brazil, users can view historic imagery of many more popular places covered by Street View. Notable places that are not yet covered include London's Big Ben and Eiffel Tower in France. Mount Everest which was recently added to Street View, also lacks the time lapse feature but it will be interesting to see the changes to such locations once Google enables the archived imagery.

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Great... now how about updating the aerial photos of my home town (Whitefield, Manchester) that are
now 8 years out of date? It's still showing the old dilapidated bus station and the nearby houses that
were all demolished in 2006 for a Morrisons supermarket that opened in 2008.

DJGM said,
Great... now how about updating the aerial photos of my home town (Whitefield, Manchester) that are
now 8 years out of date? It's still showing the old bus station and nearby houses that were all demolished in 2006 for a Morrisons supermarket that opened in 2008.

If you have that problem, go to the maps and use report link which is located at the bottom right hand corner and let Google know about it and they will update in timely manner. (could be sooner or later than you think)...

shozilla said,

If you have that problem, go to the maps and use report link which is located at the
bottom right hand corner and let Google know about it and they will update in
timely manner. (could be sooner or later than you think)...


I already did ... about 2 years ago! They haven't updated it in a timely manner. They haven't
updated it at all. Even the Street View images of the area are (slightly less) out of date by
showing the aforementioned supermarket about 3-4 months before it opened.

Well. I am sorry ... Like I said report and let them know. 2 years ago report is gone.. you will have to report for this year..

My area is updated. Even the homes I built in the past on the maps. Last time I saw the maps ... the houses were not on the land... now, the houses are there.

I don't see why you complain. I don't feel safe knowing that everyone can see which car I own, how I arranged my yard, etc..
I'd be better knowing they're 4 years late instead of 3 months like it is for my house.
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