Google drive to update city street-view maps

A Google Streetview car parked in Jackson's Entry. Pic: Frank O'Donnell
A Google Streetview car parked in Jackson's Entry. Pic: Frank O'Donnell
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INTERNET search giant Google was keeping Edinburgh in the picture as one of its distinctive cars toured the city’s streets.

And it was making sure nowhere was left out, even squeezing down tight lanes in Holyrood to keep its online maps fully up-to-date.

Google was keen to stress the Capital cruise was a routine visit to freshen up its street maps facility, which allows users to access 3D images of cities, towns and villages right across the world. A spokeswoman said: “We aim to keep our imagery as fresh and up-to-date as possible, which improves the usefulness and accuracy of our maps.”

It comes as Google faces pressure to remove “irrelevant and outdated” links after a Spanish man won a European court case complaining that an auction notice of his repossessed home found via a search of his name infringed his privacy.