Google Street View comes to Bradley Stoke

Google Street View

Panoramic photographs of virtually every street in Bradley Stoke have today been made available on the Google Street View website.

The search engine and mapping giant has extended its controversial street scene recording service to cover 95% of the homes in the UK.

Launched in the UK in March 2009, the service previously covered the central Bristol conurbation, but didn’t extend beyond Filton to the north.

Images of the area around the new Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke show the new town centre still under construction, meaning that the pictures were taken sometime before October 2008.

Google has come under fire from critics who claim that the detailed pictures represent an invasion of privacy but the company counters this by pointing out that Street View only shows imagery visible from public roads. The service also uses technology that automatically blurs both faces and licence plates.

Google Street View Peg Man

To use Street View, go to Google Maps, type in an address or post code and drag the yellow ‘peg man’ symbol onto a street shown in the main map display.

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