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Go Around the World in Far Less Than 80 Days with Google Street View

Go Around the World in Far Less Than 80 Days with Google Street View

Views: Porto Casa da Musica - 2005 by Willy Kaemena

Daydreaming about that round-the-world trip you've been planning for years? Covering over fifty countries and seven continents, Google Street View allows you to embark on the journey from the comfort of your own desk, no passport necessary.

Learn more and view our must-see destinations for a Street View "World Tour" after the break.

Since its US Launch in 2007, Google Street View has captured photographs and imaginations aplenty, offering users 360 degree panoramas of global sites both renowned and remote. A dedicated Street View engineering team have used vehicle-mounted cameras to collect the individual images, which are then "stitched" together using specialized image processing algorithms to result in virtually seamless images. Highly detailed, the interactive panoramas convey remarkable senses of place and space.

Travelling by car, bike, and on foot, the team have covered over 5 million miles thus far, and created an astounding inventory of images that spans the entire globe. Below, we compile a list of our favourite sites.

Campidoglio, Italy

Views: Campidoglio by Andrei Teodorovici

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Views: Турция by Александр Данилов

Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates

Views: Visitors level at Burj Khalifa (2012) by Willy Kaemena

The Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

Views: Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines by NISHIGUCHI KAZUO

Parc Güell, Spain

Views: Vista desde Parque Güell Monumental Zone de Barcelona by Sascha Em

Church of Saint George (Lalibela/Biete Giyorgis), Ethiopia

Views: Bet Gabriel by Cary Hart

Tōdai-ji Temple, Japan

Views: 도다이지 by 고기만

Hadrian's Wall, United Kingdom

Views: Cumbria, UK by Da Ra

Habitat 67, Canada

Views: Montreal, QC, Canada by Nicholas Hubbard

Taj Mahal, India

Views: View Of Yamunna River by Google Maps

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Views: Angkor Wat by Google Maps

Centre Georges Pompidou, France

Views: Centre Georges Pompidou by Krzysztof Siwa

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Views: Sydney Opera House - Vivid 2014 by Sydney Opera House

Red Square, Russia

Views: Красная площадь by BCB.PRODUCTION DAYCOFFEE

Brasilia, Brazil

Views: Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil by Luciano Saraiva Resende

Discover more, here.

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Cite: Patricia Arcilla. "Go Around the World in Far Less Than 80 Days with Google Street View" 25 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/613062/go-around-the-world-in-far-less-than-80-days-with-google-street-view/> ISSN 0719-8884

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