Google promises sharper Street Views as it re-photographs NZ

Hello, you.

Brush your hair and avoid massage parlours.

Google’s photo cars are back on the streets.

10 months after it first launched the New Zealand version of Street View, the search giant is re-photographing Auckland.

The rest of the country will be snapped over summer.

This time around, Google says its 360 degree street-level photos, which are an optional view for most Google Maps locations, will be sharper, and deliver much more detail.

As an example of the enhanced quality, a Google rep points to this snap of Rue St-Sulpice, taken during a similar update of Street View for Montreal. Check out the brick-work detail:

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Google says its face blur-out technology will also be enhanced (and if you still don't like the view of you, or your house or car, you can aks Google to remove it).

The new-look Street View, revealed in Google's new New Zealand blog, will go online sometime next year.


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