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Google Street View cars on roads in Romania starting this summer

The Google Street View cars will be on roads in Romania as of June 25 for two months to update the Google Maps images. The main focus will be on shooting the roads and streets that are linking localities.

Google Street View has been available in Romania since 2010, when the first images in the most important Romanian cities have been released on Google Maps. The coverage of the entire country by Street View was achieved in 2012, when images of over 40,000 km of roads, 39 cities and hundreds of tourist sights have been taken, such as Turda Salt Mine, Bran Castle, Alba Iulia fortress, Brukenthal Museum and the Danube River.

At present, Street View images are under way from the Danube Delta, a project that is carried out in partnership with World Wide Fund Romania. Moreover, Street View images from various sights in Transylvania will be soon available on Google Maps.

Street View provided by Google Maps is currently present in more than 85 countries worldwide, including from the North and South Poles.

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps.

Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. Most photography is done by car, but some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, and underwater devices.

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