Are the Google Street View cars back in Dubai?
If you like to keep abreast of Dubai’s ever-changing landscape, we have good news for you.
It seems Google has been looking to up its game in the region, having recently mapped out Umm Al Quwain for Google Street View, as well improving the outline of the UAE from space in a Google Earth update.
One reddit user on the Dubai subreddit recently posted a picture of one of the Google Street View cars spotted at DXB International’s Terminal 1, which could mean that some parts of Dubai will soon be getting a Street View update.
Dubai Street View hasn’t received an update since 2014.
Street View in Umm Al Quwain was only made available recently, with users now able to navigate the emirate’s landmarks in 360 degrees, including Beach Garden, the Old Town Area, the Umm Al Quwain National Museum and the well-known abandoned Soviet-era Ilyushin II-76 cargo plane.
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The imagery is captured using a car equipped with advanced imaging technology, which stitches together a series of pictures to make one large panoramic image.
Check out some of the spots you can now see on Umm Al Quwain’s Street View:
Google Earth’s latest update shows Dubai looking sharper than ever, with NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite allowing users to see the planet in “greater detail, truer colour”.
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Here’s the latest satellite imagery of Dubai from space:
Hopefully we’ll see more Google Street View cars roaming the streets, as a lot has changed since Dubai was last mapped out in 360º.
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We’ve since seen the construction of the Dubai Opera house, as well as an advance in construction of the soon-to-be giant Ferris wheel, the Dubai Eye.
Just remember, if you see the Google Street View car trawling down your street, don’t forget to pose for the camera and guarantee yourself a place in internet history.
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