Street View rolled out across Burnham-On-Sea area
across the Burnham-On-Sea area can now look up their homes online
after Google this week rolled out its Street View technology to
95% of the UK.
can now journey down the streets of Burnham, Highbridge, Brean
and Berrow and enjoy a 360 degree view without leaving their own
View images were captured by a Google car fitted with a panoramic
camera on its roof last June, as reported here
recent YouGov poll revealed two thirds of people who browse Street
View have used the service to get directions, one third have used
it to look at place abroad and one in five have already searched
the maps during house-hunting.
campaigners have complained that Street View does not fuzz out
all faces but the Information Commissioner found that Google removed
such images quickly and there is an easily accessible request
option for pictures to be removed. Google provides a 'report a
problem' button on Street View for users to flag up inappropriate
or sensitive images to be reviewed and removed.
collects 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic street
level views using special cameras and equipment mounted on cars.
They capture and match images to a specific location using GPS
devices. Once the images are captured, they are 'sewn' together
to create a 360° panorama. Users can search Street View by
entering a specific address, or pulling the yellow 'Pegman' icon
to the area they want to see on Google
photographer was captured by the Google camera car taking a picture
of the vehicle in Highbridge's Church Street!
car park and entrance to the beach at Brean Cove
Coast Road scene next to Berrow Church