Google Street View celebrates fifteen years: new images of Circuit Zandvoort | NOW

Google Street View turns 15 this week. The tech giant will therefore soon release new images of Circuit Zandvoort. Street View will also introduce a new feature on Tuesday: you can go back in time.

From Tuesday it is possible to go back in time with Street View. On both Android and iOS you can compare images made in recent years. This way you can see how a place has changed.

Google will also test a new camera in addition to the existing Street View car and tractor. It’s only the size of a cat, making it easier to take it to a remote island or mountaintop. The camera should be fully operational next year.

According to Google, the Netherlands is in 20th place of the most visited countries on Street View. People often look at the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum, but also at the circuit in Zandvoort.

However, the last time the Street View car took to the track was almost twelve years ago. Google is therefore going to make new images this week, which should be available on the mapping service in the course of the summer.

Over 220 billion images captured

According to Google, more than 220 billion images have been created in more than 100 countries and territories. The Street View cars have covered more than 10 million miles in the last 15 years. That’s four hundred orbits around the earth.

Since 2009, Street View has also included images of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen were the first to go at the time.