Is Streetview coming to Cyprus?
Most probably Streetview is coming - yes, but apparently not by Google - at least for now.
During the last days we've seen in Nicosia strange cars from Geovisat going through every street in many residential areas.
They do not look really like Google Street view cars but they are equipped with several 360° cameras that seem to have the same objective:
produce high-resolution street level photographs.
The company to whom the vans seem to belong says on their site (http://geovisat.eu/) that they are producing high resolution digital images offering 360° street views, but no mention of Cyprus.
Is Google getting a streetview competitor in Cyprus?Why not - It would just be logical as Google has rather neglected to cover Cyprus with other services like Google places for example. Google places is a powerful online marketing tool for local businesses (read our whitepaper on Google Places Search Marketing).
Google faces privacy issues with its controversial Streetview projects in several European countries like France or Germany. These discussions created highly publicized 'buzz' that makes us forget that many companies produce streetview like applications.
We are curious who will be the first in Cyprus - and in which form will the information available: free, paid data, integrated in a GPS ?
What do you think about Streetview in Cyprus?