No need for privacy concerns over Street View

Street View is a feature that was made available by Google, it allows you to visually explore and navigate a neighbourhood through panoramic street-level photographs according to  

Street View imagery were only captured by the Google camera’s which are only visible from public roads.   Technology was also used to blurr out the faces of bystanders captured as well as license plates of vehicles passing by the Google cars' camera.  The security risks of the Street View are therefore minimal and the person browsing from a computer will get the same view (even less) than that of a pedestrian walking by on the side walk, says Mari Kruger, Media Strategist of Entegral Technolgies.

Any Street View user can easily flag images which they think should be removed or view as inappropriate.  “Report a problem” is also a link, made available on Street View to report any discrepancies if noted by a viewer.

For Estate Agents using Entegral Technologies' OMS, only the listings that are geocoded will have a Street View image with the listing.  Listings are geocoded when the agent chooses that the exact street address inserted by the agent, is made available on the Google Map. 


For more info visit Google South Africa Street View page:


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