130 km of city bike lanes are on Google Street View

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Rome's bike lanes can be 'navigated' also through Google Street View. Roma Servizi per la Mobilità has decided to publish, and make navigable, the first 130 kilometres of the city network. Google Street View is the Californian company's product that is closely integrated with Maps. BY clicking 'View', a user can access a three-dimensional photographic reconstruction of any point on the territory through interactive navigation within a combination of thousands of photographs coherently joined. Roma Servizi per la Mobilità mapped 130 kilometres of bike lanes with special cameras - equipped with GPS: the videos were then uploaded to Google's platform which extracted the best frames and published them on the Street View platform. The videos were then uploaded to the Google platform, which extracted the best frames and published them on the Street View platform. During this phase, Google took care of obscuring any sensitive data that may have been captured (such as people's faces and vehicles number plates). In addition to the videos, over time Google will use GPS tracks to add bike lanes to Maps, improving - amongst other things - the function for calculating the Bike Route, introduced at the end of last year and already used by Roma Servizi per la Mobilità in the app 'Roma Corre in Bici'. Thanks to this operation, unique in its kind for the number of kilometres covered, not only will Roman citizens have access to high quality information but also services related to cycling will be greatly improved.

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