Google Street View to get updated in Romania, to include more areas

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Five new Google Street View cars will tour Romania as of this summer to update the images in our country available on Google Maps Street View. The campaign to take over new images will kick off early this month and will focus on the most important cities and areas in Romania: Bucharest and Ilfov county, Braşov and Prahova Valley, Constanţa and the Black Sea coast, Iaşi, Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara, Craiova, Constanţa, Galaţi, Braşov, Ploieşti, Brăila, Oradea, Bacău, Arad, Piteşti, Sibiu, Târgu-Mureş, Baia Mare, Buzău, Botoşani, Satu Mare, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Suceava, Piatra Neamţ, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Târgu Jiu, Tulcea, Târgovişte, Bistriţa, Reşiţa, Slatina, Focşani.

The images will be shot by the new Google Street View cars, which use the latest version of camera for 360-degree images, which enable capturing more precise and more high-quality shots. Besides the new cameras, the new Street View vehicles have also a brand new off-board, and will also use the trekker device. It will be used in 31 Romanian cities, to take shots of sideways, the pedestrian areas, parks and other public sights where cars have no access.

The trekker device is a backpack carried by a cameraman, while the camera is taking photos in motion.

Street View by Google Maps is currently available in 85 countries in the world, including the Arctic Circle and Antarctica.

Street View has been available in Romania since 2010, covering the main big cities for a start. The complete countrywide coverage was accomplished in 2012, when photos of over 40,000-km roads, 39 cities and hundreds of tourist sights have been captured: Turda Salt Mine, Bran Castle, Alba Iulia Fortress, Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu or the Danube River.

The most recent update of the Street View images took place last summer.

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