Four new cities get the Google Street View treatment

Google Maps Street View has added Orlando, Houston, San Diego and Los Angeles to its street-level viewing tool. The cities will accompany Las Vegas, Denver, San Francisco, Miami and New York for which panoramic views have been available for some time.

As reported earlier, camera-equipped Google cars have been spotted all over the country. The addition of street-level views of the four cities is useful for journalists and those seeking to explore the area, but the release is not without controversy. A recent Los Angeles Times article points out that many believe that, though legal, Street View maps are an invasion of privacy. In the article paparazzo Francois Navarre called Street View “an interesting and useful tool” for any journalist.