- Afghanistan got its first official coverage with some landmark views
- December 2022 coverage is now available in France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States
- Many Google cars were spotted in various parts of Panama
- No update happened on the list of future coverage this week
New country: Afghanistan
This week Google added the first official Street View imagery in Afghanistan. Part of the Google Arts & Culture collection, this coverage made in 2018 offers some views of a small area in Kabul. It includes indoor views along with some small pedestrian streets around and even rooftop views.
This coverage was made using a regular camera mounted on a tripod, a common way to take imagery in small places like this. The new coverage in Mali released earlier this year is another example of tripod coverage. This was made in collaboration with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation which took the pictures for Google. All the different views can be found on the Google Arts & Culture website.
Last week updates were found in 31 countries.
In the north of Argentina Google drove its car on the RN40 again, which filled many gaps. The border town of Salvador Mazza was also added.
In Brazil the new coverage that is being progressively released in the past weeks increased a lot. The BR-163 is now mostly complete and many roads in Mato Grosso and Rondônia states got more coverage.
In Canada, the Northwest Territories got what should be the latest part of this year’s update with the addition of Fort Simpson. No signs indicate that the car drove up to Yellowknife or Hay River.
In the south of the Philippines, many roads are now fully covered.
In Slovenia and Croatia some areas received a decent amount of new coverage.
In South Africa, many new roads were added in the east. Most notably, the area south of Mozambique and east of eSwatini got its first update since 2010 along with new roads. In the north a couple of roads were also fully added.
The Spanish island of Fuertevntura, one of the Canary Islands, got some nice additions such as a volcanic route in the south. Other islands nearby also got updates.
Sweden got some new roads in the county of Västernorrland.
In Turkey new coverage also kept progressing in many areas, with a focus in the south…
…and the west as well:
And as usual many other smaller additions and regular updates in many countries:
|Entre Rios, Jujuy, La Rioja, Neuquen, Salta, San Luis, Santa Fe, Tucumán
|New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
|Carinthia, Styria, Tyrol, Vienna, Vorarlberg
|Bahia, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul
|British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia
|Bio Bio, Maule, Coquimbo, O’Higgins, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Valparaíso
|Caldas, La Guajira, Tolima, Valle del Cauca
|Krapina-Zagorje, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Varaždin
|Põlva, Valga, Võru
|Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
|Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, South Sulawesi, South Sumatra, Special Region of Yogyakarta, West Java
|Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Trentino-South Tyrol, Tuscany, Veneto
|Coahuila, Guanajuato, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
|Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau
|Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Vestland
|Bicol, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, Metro Manila
|Bratislava, Trenčín, Žilina
|Idrija, Laško, Maribor, Postojna
|Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape
|Andalusia, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Castile and León, Catalonia
|Chiang Rai, Roi Et, Surin, Yala
|Afyonkarahisar, Kırklareli, Şanlıurfa, Siirt
|Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington
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 65 times by people from 21 different countries.
In Panama multiple cars were spotted in various parts of the country. They were all pickups with a gen 4 Trekker installed in the back.
In Jerusalem a car was also spotted and someone claimed to have seen a car in Modi’in but no picture is available to confirm.
|Santa Catarina, São Paulo
|Santiago Metropolitan Region
|Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and more*
|Hamburg and more*
| Israel /
|Fukuoka, Gifu, Kanagawa and more*
|Baja California, Coahuila, Jalisco, Tamaulipas, Oaxaca and more*
|Chiriquí, Colón, Panamá, Veraguas
|Central Luzon and more*
|Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima and more*
|Alabama, California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and more*
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)