Additional Trike Images for Google Street View

By Posted 1 Mar 2011, 15:08

Google Street View has been growing year-on-year, and over the past few years things have expanded even more. The reason behind this was because taking images with a car is limited in the way that it can only drive go on roads. However, additional images are now included in the database thanks to the Google Street View Trike.

Now we can enjoy many more images, such as parks, landmarks, hiking trails and so much more. We thought that we would discuss this today, as more images have now been made available. If you have had enough of looking at Stonehenge and other such places of interest, then you will be pleased to know that other new imagery added yesterday include the National Botanic Gardens in Ireland, Château de Chenonceaux and Balboa Park.

More often than not Google has asked soccer players to pedal these trikes, as MercuryNews explains that they are very heavy and harder to pedal than your average trike or cycle. Soccer players usually have very strong legs, so will find it much easier to pedal – just hope that Google are prepared to pay damages if they tear a ligament?

It is no secret that Google Earth Street View has had its fair share of controversy, we would normally sit on the fence on this one, but you cannot help but see the benefits. Yes there are those that abuse such a great service, but this makes life so much easier for not only you and I, but for students as well.

What do you think Google has planned for the future of Street View?