Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/11/street_view_uk/

Blighty surrenders to Street View

95% coverage goes live

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 11th March 2010 10:31 GMT

Blighty today surrendered to Sreet View's all-seeing eye as Google extended the service's coverage to encompass 95 per cent of the UK.

The news will come as no surprise to El Reg's eagle-eyed readership, who kept a close eye on the search monolith's Orwellian black Opels as they prowled Great Britain. Here's our Web 0.2 spymobile sighting mashup...

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...which in turn led to some interesting surveillance feedback loop phenomena, as our photographers were themselves captured on Street View:

Our man caught on Street View in Nottingham

Of course, the nationwide coverage offers exciting new feedback loops, like this one in Trefonen, Wales:

Our snapper caught on Street View in Trefonen

Lovely. If any of you who submitted snaps to our map spot yourselves giving the snoopmobile some stick, let me know here. ®