This Car Captures the Street Views Google Missed

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This Car Captures the Street Google Missed

By Joann Pan 13:41:39 UTC

A tiny car from a company in a tiny country is what Google couldn’t — streets in Belgium that too narrow for the search giant’s View vehicles to drive and capture.

The project called iQ View was developed by Belgium-based agency Happiness Brussels. One iQ is set to complete Google’s Street of the European nation.

The car — known as The Brick — is outfitted computers, cables and an extended camera.

Google started to Belgian streets in 2011. The Street View project in 2007 as an experiment, but is now a permanent of Google Maps. Google are making their way through the capturing 360-degree views of Check the company’s global here .

We came up with the idea seeing that lots of our own weren’t on Street View, Happiness Brussels’ concept Patrick Glorieux. Then the right Street View guy to us. The design we did in house, but the programming was at Interactive in Vietnam.

The agency got the project go-ahead Google and contacted three View camera suppliers in Holland and Spain. The next was to make a list of missing from Google Maps.

became the easiest way to compile an list of streets that been captured yet. On anyone can tag a roadway or street on an map. About 250 streets been tagged so far.

The tiny car will keep until the end of the year, Glorieux Mashable . All images and data be captured on servers until agency] feels no new streets are added on the website.

Though the is not sponsored or officially affiliated the company, the Google Creative has noted the project’s creativity.

We will hand over all and images to Google, so they can see how can use them, he says. That’s why we took some time to the right Street View crew, so that the images are quality.

Residents of Belgium continue to tag streets they missing from Google Views, Glorieux says: We have no idea how much will be at the end. That’s makes it so exciting.

Have you explored the world Google Street View? your favorite journey us in the comments.

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