Quantcast
Digital

Checking out Israel just got a whole lot easier with Google Street View’s latest update

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Skift Take

Google Street View is taking its goal of mapping the world mile by mile, but some miles are slower than others when dealing with a government that’d prefer to not have its every street corner on the Internet.

— Samantha Shankman

A day after its Street View cars were mistakenly accused of donkeycide in Botswana, Google today announced that the cars have now made their way through hundreds of “cities, towns, villages, heritage sites and tourist attractions across Israel.” As far as we know, no donkeys were harmed in the process.

Google launched its first Street View imagery in Israel in April 2012, but the collection was rather limited at the time and mostly focused on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Kfar KamaMerhavia, Nahsholim and Beër Sjeva. Today’s update vastly expands this collection, though the overall coverage still isn’t quite as comprehensive as it is for some other countries.

Read the Complete Story →

More Stories Below ▼
Labor Day Travelers Can Expect Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade
The Vacation Rental Technology Ecosystem
Trend Report

The Vacation Rental Technology Ecosystem

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Ascape, Rota and More
A Marketer’s Cheat Sheet to Creating Engaging Content for Travelers

A Marketer’s Cheat Sheet to Creating Engaging Content for Travelers

Skift Business Traveler: Delta Woos Corporate Business Travelers With Promises
Free Report: What Millennials Want in Meetings