Google is revealing more about its sometimes controversial Street View product with an expanded web site that just launched today.
The new site continues to show where Street View vehicles are currently active and educates people on how to use Street View’s features. But there are new sections about the different Street View vehicles (cars, bikes, snowmobiles and a hand-pushed cart/trolley), as well as a non-technical explanation of how Google turns photos into Street View imagery.
The new site also focuses on that imagery: the home page currently features a stunning photo of a botanical garden in South Africa, and more are available in a dedicated image gallery. I’m not sure if it’s new, but there’s also a page where location/property owners can request a visit from the Street View team.
Google says the new site is only available in the US, and will be launched in other countries later this year.
Google last overhauled the Street View website in August 2009.