Google’s view of the streets out­dated

Pilbara News - - News - ■ Louise Alling­ham

Kar­ratha looks some­what out­dated on Google Street View, as im­ages have not been up­dated since March, 2008.

Google Street View is a map­ping ser­vice that takes panoramic im­ages of streets around the world.

The most re­cent im­ages of Kar­ratha show the Dampier High­way in its ear­li­est stages of con­struc­tion and the sites where Bayn­ton West and the Pe­lago apart­ment build­ings now stand is a plain of red dirt and shrubs.

One res­i­dent shared their thoughts on Face­book, say­ing the City of Kar­ratha should get on Google’s case.

An­other said they had seen the Google Street View car some time in the past cou­ple of years, but this claim is un­con­firmed.

A Google spokesman said there were no ex­act de­tails to share about sched­ules or time­lines as to whether the car would be com­ing through soon.

Pic­ture: Travis An­der­son

The Google Street View car (pic­tured in Kal­go­or­lie) has not graced Kar­ratha roads in eight years.

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