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Last week in Google Street View (Week 48, 2022)

Discover what happened in Google Street View last week (28 November - 4 December 2022)

Main Events

  • A major update happened in Croatia, Finland, Poland and the United Arab Emirates
  • November 2022 coverage is now available in Estonia and October 2022 in Bangladesh and Croatia
  • The list of future coverage got updated this week:
    • France got extended to January 2023
    • Latvia, Lithuania and Poland were removed from the list
    • Qatar’s additional entries added last week are now published in the list. All the subdivisions are listed with many towns included:
All regions and towns planned for future coverage

Major Update: Croatia

For the first time since its addition to Street View in 2011, Croatia got a major update. All the counties received new imagery on most roads and many new roads were added.
In addition to the first gen 4 coverage being published, the country also had its gen 3 coverage from the past years published. The coverage can be as new as October 2022, giving a possibility of continuous updates to be enabled in Croatia.

Here is a map showing in pink the main areas where new roads were added. The island of Mljet in the south was covered for the first time.

New roads in pink

Major Update: Finland

Along with Croatia, another long-awaited update happened as Finland finally got new data released.

Finland was mostly stuck with decade-old gen 2 imagery, with a very few areas updated in 2014. Also, most of the country was covered with low quality third-party data especially that Finland is where the first large-scale unofficial coverage was created starting from 2018.
The newly published data contains a very wide variety of data sets, ranging from 2017 to 2021. Older dates are made with gen 3 cameras and starting from 2019 gen 4 progressively took over, making it the first apparition of gen 4 in Finland. Unfortunately unofficial cameras were also used, mostly in 2020, which produced low quality imagery. However most of this coverage is already updated with gen 4 data from 2021.

The following map shows in pink the new roads. Most of the additions are located in the south and the east, but some long stretches of roads were also added in the north:

New roads in pink

Major Update: Poland

Compared to Croatia and Finland, Poland had decently recent coverage (up to 2019), with some gen 4 data taken in 2018. However the country had a large amount of road construction programs being held in many locations. This made the road network change a lot, breaking existing Street View coverage since it didn’t fit the maps anymore. Therefore this update was really needed to refresh the imagery and reflect those large changes.

The whole country got updated with 2020 and 2021 coverage, all made with gen 4 cameras. Numerous roads were also added, notably the area around Lublin in the east. The following map shows in pink the areas with most additions:

New roads in pink

Major Update: United Arab Emirates

Just before the three previous countries got updated, the United Arab Emirates had their first update since 2016, and the arrival of gen 4 imagery on the country’s roads and streets. Previously, only a few pedestrian trekkers were available in gen 4.

Most of the new coverage is located in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, with a few neighboring areas such as Umm Al Quwain. Most roads were updated and many new streets got their first coverage. The coverage was taken with a gen 4 Trekker in a pickup like in Senegal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Qatar or Kenya. A regular gen 4 camera was also spotted driving in the country this year but the data is presumably not published yet.

Like the older coverage, the new one cuts abruptly on the limit with the Abu Dhabi emirate. The reason is unknown but the most widespread hypothesis is that Google is not allowed to publish Street View in this emirate.

The following map shows in pink the new roads added by this update:

New roads in pink

Continuous Updates

Last week updates were found in 37 countries.

In Bangladesh the updates resumed after the end of the wet season. New coverage from September and October is now available in Chattogram / Chittagong division, mostly along the coast. This division is probably the most distinctive one with hilly and mountainous areas, opposed to the rest of the country which is mostly flat and wet. Unfortunately no coverage was added deeper in the mountains but it is still possible to have more data to come later. Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions also got new coverage, and downtown Dhaka finally got some updates. In the northwest part of Mymensingh some remaining coverage from March was also published.

New roads in pink

In Canada the missing stretch of NT-7 road in the Northwest Territories got published, completing the loop (minus a few gaps due to poor data precision).

New section of YT-7 in pink

After the large update last month, Nigeria had another batch of new data published. While some of the additions are made with gen 4 cameras, notably the new road in the far east near Cameroon, many areas were unfortunately made with unofficial cameras and lower imagery quality.

New roads in pink

In the north of Chile a missing section of coastal route 1 was added south of Antofagasta. However a part of it stays uncovered.

New road in pink

And as usual many other smaller additions and regular updates in many countries:

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New South Wales, Queensland
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Lower Austria, Salzburg, Tirol
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Chittagong, Dhaka, Mymensingh
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Gabrovo, Haskovo, Izgrev, Lovec, Pleven, Shumen, Sofia, Stara Zagora
Flag of Canada
New Brunswick, Northwest Territories
Flag of Chile
Antofagasta, Atacama, Bio Bio, Ñuble
Flag of Colombia
Atlántico, Bolivar, Caldas, Cesar, La Guajira, Sucre
Flag of Croatia
Bjelovar-Bilogora, Brod-Posavina, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Istria, Karlovac, Koprivnica-Križevci, Krapina-Zagorje, Lika-Senj, Međimurje, Osijek-Baranja, Požega-Slavonia, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia, Varaždin, Viroviticia-Podravina, Vukovar-Srijem, Zadar, Zagreb
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Flag of Denmark
Central Denmark, North Denmark, Southern Denmark, Zealand
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Hiiu, Saare
Flag of Finland
Central Finland, Central Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, Kanta-Häme, Kymenlaakso, Lapland, North Karelia, North Ostrobothnia, North Savo, Ostrobothnia, Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Satakunta, South Karelia, South Ostrobothnia, South Savo, Southwest Finland, Uusimaa
Flag of France
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire
Flag of India
Flag of Indonesia
Bali, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, Special Region of Yogyakarta
Flag of Ireland
Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Sligo
Flag of Italy
Liguria, Lombardy, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-South Tyrol
Flag of Latvia
Augšdaugavas novads, Bauska, Daugavpils, Dobele, Salaspils, Jelgava, Jūrmala, Ķekava, Mārupe, Olaine, Ropaži, Talsi, Tukums, Ventspils
Flag of Mexico
Baja California, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico City, Michoacán, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Querétaro, State of Mexico, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Yucatán
Flag of the Netherlands
Groningen, Limburg, North Brabant, Utrecht
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New Zealand
Auckland, Canterbury, Tasman
Flag of Nigeria
Adamawa, Awka Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Gombe, Plateau, Taraba
Flag of Norway
Flag of Peru
Ancash, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima
Flag of the Philippines
Calabarzon, Eastern Visayas, Ilocos, Western Visayas
Flag of Poland
Greater Poland, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Lesser Poland, Łódź, Lower Silesian, Lublin, Lubusz, Mazovian, Opole, Podlaskie, Podkarpackie, Pomeranian, Silesian, Świętokrzyskie, Warmian-Mazurian, West Pomeranian
Flag of Portugal
Leiria, Faro, Guarda, Penedono, Viseu, Viana do Castelo, Santarém, Castelo Branco, Setubal, Bragança, Porto, Aveiro
Flag of Romania
Hunedoara, Valcea
Flag of Slovakia
Banská Bystrica, Nitra, Trenčín
Flag of Slovenia
Celje, Ptuj, Šentjur, Sežana, Tolmin
Flag of Spain
Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Madrid
Flag of Sweden
Kalmar, Norrbotten, Stockholm, Västmanland, Västra Götaland
Flag of Thailand
Khao Daeng, Pattani, Songkhla, Yala
Flag of the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quawain
Flag of the United States
United States
Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico

Note: information is gathered from the community, assisted with tools, as Google do not provide any information: it may be incomplete but should be reliable.

Google Car Spotting

Last week Google Street View cameras were reported 21 times by people from 11 different countries.

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South Australia
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia
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Flag of Mexico
Campeche, Yucatán
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New Zealand
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South Africa
Eastern Cape
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United Kingdom
England and more*
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United States
Indiana, Texas, Wisconsin and more*
* the subdivision couldn’t be identified

Note: information is gathered from social networks and news. Information may be not verified and may include reports older than a week (but never older than one month)