As a follow-up to this post, Google has now launched its Grand Canyon street view imagery. (gallery) (promo video)
Google Maps Street View Collections now includes Heron Island, a coral cay in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
This link will create a polar panorama of any Google Street View location.
The official "StreetView" map of China is eerily reminiscent of SimCity, rendered in perfect isometric perspective without a pixel out of place: Shanghai, the Forbidden City, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. That hasn't stopped companies from trying to create a more true-to-life photographic alternative: there is coverage of Hong Kong and Macau in Google Street View; sanction to cover the rest of China appears to have been given to City8, which covers 40 cities. (The latter site is in Chinese, but Chrome or language plugins do a decent job of translating the content). [more inside]
9eyes is a blog by Jon Rafman, featuring a collection of interesting images found on Google StreetView.
The Nine Eyes of Google Street View "It was tempting to see the images as a neutral and privileged representation of reality—as though the Street Views, wrenched from any social context other than geospatial contiguity, were able to perform true docu-photography, capturing fragments of reality stripped of all cultural intentions."