Google Street View Car and Trekker Returning to Croatia

Lauren Simmonds

Croatia’a infrastructure is constantly altering, with new roads, buildings and other content popping up regularly. We just wrote about how Croatia has changed when viewed from the air over the past 35 years via timelapse Google Earth, but how much have the streets changed across the country since the Google Street View car took to them last?

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes on the 6th of June, 2019, the Google Street View car and Trekker are set to return to the Republic of Croatia to update the country’s local data on the huge Google Maps platform.

This year, however, the focus will not only be on Croatia’s streets which are often limited by roads and pathways that are inaccessible by car, meaning that the Google Street View cannot document them. Street View Trekker, which can take photos, map and document places that cars don’t have access to will come too, as they have stated from Google.

Trekker is a complete piece of photo equipment for Street View which is placed in a backpack. This allows Google to take photographs of places that cars don’t have access to, such as in purely pedestrian zones and streets that do not allow cars in five Croatian cities, Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, and Zadar.

“Google recognises the need for regular updates due to continued infrastructure development. Regular Street View updates help users to get a better orientation and makes travel planning easier,” explains yesterday’s media release from Google.

The wildly popular Google Street View is now available in more than 88 countries around the world, as well as in parts of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, it was presented in the Republic of Croatia back in 2012 and is continuously updated and refined to keep up with new roads, landscapes, infrastructure and changes.

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