Understand Street View

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Distinguishing contributors

To publish to Google Maps and Street View, follow the Google Maps Image Acceptance and Privacy Policies. You'll always be able to tell who added the imagery to Google Maps.

Our content

Google–owned content credits "Street View" or "Google Maps." We automatically blur faces and license plates in our imagery.

Content from our users

When others contribute to Street View, their content is accompanied by a clickable/tapable account name, and in some cases, a profile photo.

Google’s fleet

Google’s publishing process

To share Street View imagery, our engineering team is hard at work behind the scenes. Here's a glimpse into what the team is doing to bring Street View to you.