Question: Why did Google Street View fail in Germany?

German data protection and privacy rules are pioneering Google has tried to launch Street View twice in the country, and failed both times due to public backlash.

What happened to Street View in Germany?

Germany: In 2011, after having put online the pictures of the 20 largest cities, Google stopped taking Street View images in Germany. However, as of mid-2020, Googles website shows numerous areas of Germany as being scheduled for coverage by Street View vehicles over the ensuing months.

Why are houses blurred on Google Maps Germany?

When Google Street View (GSV) launched in Germany in 2010, the countrys privacy laws allowed citizens to request that their homes be blurred.

Why is Google Street View not available?

But its strange that even in cities that Googles cars have photographed several times over, there are still numerous stretches -- sometimes whole streets -- where Street View imagery isnt available. Google called the gaps a known issue and implied its due partly to a glitch in its early mapping software.

Why is there a house blurred out on Google Maps?

Go to Google Maps on a computer or your phone, and you can virtually walk down almost any street, looking at houses, maybe seeing someone in front of their house. All of the photos are taken from a satellite. If thats too much for you, Google will blur your house, your face, and other objects.

Why are some houses not visible on Google Maps?

“If you see that your face or license plate requires additional blurring, or if you would like us to blur your entire house, car, or body, submit a request using the “Report a problem” tool.” This could suggest that for whatever reason, the owner of the house decided that they did not want it visible to the public.

Can you get Street View on Google Earth?

You can see how things look from the ground with Street View in the Google Earth app.

Should I blur my house on Google Maps?

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Why is Google Maps so blurry now?

You may see blurry images in Google Earth for a couple of reasons. While many urban areas are shown in high resolution, images of more remote areas might not offer as much detail. Google regularly adds new satellite photographs to its Earth database, so areas that are currently a bit fuzzy may improve over time.

What is the difference between Google Earth and Street View?

Google Earth is fantastic for getting an overview of a place or checking out topography on a wide scale, but Street View is better for taking a really close look at neighborhoods. Built right into Google Maps and Google Earth, Street View is what most people are familiar with.

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