Google launched their “opt out of street view” service in Germany, to provide select Germans until September 15th to exclude their properties from being mapped when the Street View service launches. The function will be available for a limited time in the 20 cities that are mentioned which includes Berlin, Dresden and Hamburg and then extend to all cities covered as Google Maps Germany rolls out.
Google Maps has already launched in 23 countries and has experienced turbulance in Spain and Austraila as well as various strange use cases. Google insists that the service will provide value to Germany, “Many German users are already using Street View to visit other European countries virtually.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has revealed that she willn’t opt out of Street View.
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