Understand Street ViewSkip to content
To publish to Google Maps and Street View, follow the Google Maps Image Acceptance and Privacy Policies. You'll always be able to tell who added the imagery to Google Maps.
Google–owned content credits "Street View" or "Google Maps." We automatically blur faces and license plates in our imagery.
Content from our users
When others contribute to Street View, their content is accompanied by a clickable/tapable account name, and in some cases, a profile photo.
Street View Car
We've come a long way since our initial U.S. launch in 2007; today we've expanded our 360-degree panoramic views to include locations on all seven continents.
Street View Trekker
The Trekker enables Street View to feature more places around the world - places no car, trike, trolley or snowmobile can access. This wearable backpack is outfitted with a camera system on top, and its portability enables us to gather images while maneuvering through tight, narrow spaces or locations only accessible by foot. Our first collection using this camera technology was taken along the rough, rocky terrain of Arizona's Grand Canyon. Learn how to be the next Trekker
Street View Trolley
When a group of art-loving Googlers wanted to take Street View technology to museums around the world, we needed to develop a system that could easily fit through museum doorways and navigate around sculptures. This first foray indoors fit all the necessary equipment onto a smaller frame: a push-cart mounted with a camera system dubbed the Trolley. It has not only collected views from inside museums, but also other indoor locations like the White House and sports stadiums.
Street View Snowmobile
Another place we thought it'd be fun to take the Street View cameras is on the slopes. Over a few weekends using some 2x4s, duct tape, and extra hard drives wrapped in ski jackets to endure the freezing conditions, the team was able to successfully mount the Street View equipment on a snowmobile. Skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers can now explore Whistler Blackcomb Mountain and the bumpy snowy terrain of many ski resorts around.
Street View Trike
While we've been able to visit some beautiful places around the world with the Street View car, some of the most interesting and fun places aren't accessible by car. In order to reach some of the narrow alleyways in Europe, like those in Barcelona and Paris, a team of engineers built a tricycle-based camera system. This three-wheel pedi-cab with a camera system on top automatically gathers imagery as the operator pedals along. As a result, we've shared views from locations including theme parks, university campuses, zoos, Stonehenge, and UNESCO World Heritage sites across the globe.
Learn more about how your privacy is protected in the Google Maps Image Acceptance and Privacy Policies.