Yesterday Google, on its LatLong Blog dedicated to the “geographical” side of the company, announced a big increase of covered areas in all over the world with its Street View service. In this update Italy is included, and I noticed only a few moments ago that also Modena, the city where I live, has been crossed for the first time by a Street View car. I was wondering the possible moment when the car passed, and searching here and there exploring the new imagery I found the proof I needed, shown here below:
The images, at least those taken in Modena, date back to Saturday May 16, 2009, when was held in all the whole Italy the famous Mille Miglia race. The car, as can be seen exploring the feature in Google Maps, started its trip in Maranello (what a better place?) the moment the race’s cars were passing, and followed them probably for all the entire lap which that thay ended in Brescia.
Anyway, Modena is one of the few italian cities that’s not yet covered, and I hope the next months to see a further update, also because the strange thing is that all the mid-south Italy has Street View, even very little villages or country roads not such big or famous, or totally unknown and forgotten by the world.