With the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup starting on June 11th, it has been announced that Google Earth Street View will soon include South Africa, and will be released in time for the tournament later this month.
Google Street View was first launched in May 2007 and at first concentrated on major cities in the United States, but now the service has been rolled out to cover a large part of the World. The service gives users the chance to look at prominent locations in a panoramic view.
It was first announced by Google that they were starting to collect images in South Africa in September of last year. They began taking photographs in locations Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Johannesburg.
The service that is integrated into Google Earth and Google Maps will be great for tourists and football fans heading to South Africa for next month’s FIFA World Cup.