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Google StreetView’s relentless march to record images of streetscapes around the world has made its way to Brock University.
In mid-June, a Google team cruised campus roadways and footpaths with their car and trike - each fitted with the special nine-lens camera that gathers the perspectives that create StreetView’s distinctive 360-degree panoramas.
Once the images have been taken, they go through computer processing to make them ready for use on Google Maps.
A Google spokesman said this includes blurring parts of images so that things like passers-by and license plates can’t be identified.
The editing and splicing process takes several weeks, so it could be sometime in the fall before StreetView watchers can do a Brock virtual tour.
As with all StreetView image collections on private property, the visit here was the result of an agreement reached earlier between Brock and Google officials.