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Google Maps Street View Online


Many of us love to travel, discover new places, receive many vivid and unforgettable impressions of an exciting trip. At the same time, we do not always have the opportunity to visit wherever we wish, walk along the streets of beautiful cities and enjoy all the wonderful colors of those places. Google went to meet such users by launching an online service in 2007 that allows them to take a virtual journey through the streets of many cities around the world. In this article, I will talk about the Google Maps Street View service, explain how to use it, and perform street and house inspection online.

Learn how to view streets online.

Google World Maps - Real-time Satellite

Using constantly updated map information in real time, you can find satellite images of anywhere in the world. Google map management in real time is carried out:

  • wheel (increase and decrease) and mouse shift with the left button pressed,

  • enter the name of the settlement and address. The tips will indicate the building's affiliation with social facilities and institutions. You can also search by location coordinates.

Google (Google) Maps 2018 - Street View (3D) in real time

Detailing Google Maps is directly related to the population of the city. For example, millionaire cities allow you to view individual buildings, cars, and trees. Settlements with a population of 50,000-700,000 are unlikely to have such detailed photographs. With the help of mobile cars scanning roadways, Google maps of 2018 provide a real-time view of street panoramas in almost all cities and small towns of Russia.

Crimea, as well as such large cities of Russia, such as: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Voronezh, Perm, Volgograd, Krasnodar , Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Tyumen, Cherepovets, Vologda - are available to view panoramas of 3D streets in Google maps in the first place.

Having approximated the map in real time, you can click on the photos at the bottom of the screen and see the panorama of the street, rotating 360 degrees.

Google (Google) Maps 2018 - “walk” the streets

Having chosen a point on the road, you can move (“walk” along the streets) in a given direction (this is done using javascript, a common system that works on almost all devices).

You can move not only along major streets, but also along small secondary carriageways.

Another important advantage of this resource is the complete lack of advertising, despite the fact that it is the largest online map service in the world. Most of these services place ads on their resources or have a certain cost (for example, Navitel cards).

It is also possible to note the high technological support used to create the service and means of taking information (satellites and mobile vehicles with cameras).

All images have high-quality high-quality and professionally developed technologies when combining individual images into a panoramic image of 360 degrees.

Google, creating an accessible service Google Maps 3D online, made a real breakthrough at a high level. Many organizations and individual technology industries continuously use its information. Therefore, replacing images with new ones takes place in real time.

Google Maps or Yandex. Cards?

The main comparison parameter is the quality of images of Russian cities. In most cases, Google maps have it higher. But the indisputable advantage of Yandex. A map is a schematic image feed mode in which there is a marking of streets and buildings. Yandex. Maps better display information about traffic jams.

The Google Maps service is designed to present satellite images of any point of the globe in real time in high quality as conveniently as possible. The peculiarity of the Google map of 2018 is that the interface is understandable even for beginners. If previously used Yandex. Maps or other services of satellite images of the area, it is worth trying Google Maps to note the advantages of the resource.

Google Street View - Street View on Google Maps

Google Street View (Google Street View) - This technology, based on the work of Google Maps and Google Earth services, allows you to view street panoramas of many cities around the world.

The service was launched in 2007, and initially included photographs of some cities in the United States. Now its capabilities allow you to enjoy the panorama of the streets of many cities of the Old and New Worlds.

The creation of such panoramas is usually carried out with the help of a specialized car on which a spherical camera is located, which provides continuous shooting at 360 degrees.

The same car with a camera

The photos thus obtained are processed by Google, and are posted on the specified service, allowing you to design breathtaking panoramas of the streets of many cities around the world.

And although most of the photos were taken using a car, there are many photos taken by a pedestrian, tracker, tricycle, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, on a boat, and even underwater vehicles.

When instead of a car - a pedestrian

How to see streets and houses in Google Maps

To view streets using Google services, you can use both the Google Maps stationary network service and the capabilities of the Google Street View mobile application.

To view the streets of a city (take, for example, the city of Moscow), do the following:

  1. Launch the Google Maps service using your PC’s browser (you can also simply type the name of the city and the desired street in the search bar of the Google search engine, you will be offered to view this place on Google maps),
  2. Find the city you need on the map (enter its name and street in the search bar, or find the city you need by moving the map and corresponding scaling done with the mouse wheel),

Find the city you need on the map Find the street you need, and then click on any of its places (a marker will appear there). Now select a small photo of this street at the bottom of the screen, and you will switch to the viewing mode of this street,

Click on the desired place on the map, and then on the street photo at the bottom of the screen to switch to street view mode. To activate the street view mode, you can also select the man icon on the right, and holding the left mouse button, drag it to the street we need,

Drag the person to the desired street to view it. To move along the street, move the cursor to the desired place in the street and left-click. Those places where you can move are indicated by an “X”. At the same time, the arrows behind and in front of you show that you can move in the indicated directions,

A cross and an arrow indicate that you can move in that direction

  • Holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse in the desired direction, you can look around and enjoy the local sights (you can also use the “+” and “-” keys next to the compass icon on the right to zoom in and out),
  • To return to the general view of the city, click on the back arrow in the upper left.
  • Is it possible to see the streets in Google in real time

    Many users would like to enjoy viewing the streets and cities they need in real time using services like Google Maps. Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to realize this (except for those places where the cameras are installed), since the Google, Yandex and their competitors card services use photos taken weeks, months, or even years ago.

    The actual implementation of such tasks would require the use of many satellites, which, at the moment, are mainly used for military purposes.

    Satellites that allow you to get a picture of a locality in real time are used mainly for military purposes


    In this material, I described the specifics of using the Google Maps service to view the streets. The specified service can be useful for exploring the sights of various cities of the world, for constructing optimal routes and solving other similar problems. Take a virtual trip to various cities of the world, and you may want to personally go to the place you like in order to fully enjoy its amazing beauty. After all, it's worth it.