Google Street View lets you take a virtual walk through almost any corner of the world, and beyond. You can even take photos (sort of) as if you’re really traveling. But did you know you can also hide your home from curious virtual “visitors?” If you want, you can request from Google to blur your home from public view.
Mauritius is a tiny island sitting about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) off Africa. Like I mentioned in one of my previous articles, Google Street View isn’t available everywhere – and Mauritius is one of those places. But one of its residents took matters into his own hands. Reuben Pillay took his DJI drone, drove across the island and took aerial photos of the entire coastline. He basically created his own Street View of this beautiful island, made from 360-degree images.
Google Street View lets you explore places all over the world (and out of it), and even create beautiful photos from the comfort of your home. But a Florida-born Denise Underhill got a photo from Google Street View that’s incredible and even a bit weird. As she was virtually walking down the streets of her old neighborhood, she saw a photo of her mother who passed away in 2015.