Google Street View clone in China

Google Street View is not available in China, but a company of Home Grown offers a similar service, maps and images from 41 cities across the country watch for a blog.

City8 has a “Street View-like interface” with maps and photos 360 degree panoramic street, said Marc van der Chijs, founder of the Dutch online video site Tudou in China, in his blog Sunday. Currently, users can find locations in 41 Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Chongqing and Tianjin.

van der Chijs said City8 “works pretty well,” may “very slow”, from abroad or by accessing a VPN (virtual private network) because the site at Great Firewall of China is hosted – a reference filter in China tissue government.

In Asia, Google Street View in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. The Internet giant has maps of the tool in the fight against the authorities of privacy after his admission that the service had collected personal data Wi-Fi not participated in May.

Google offices in Seoul were searched by the suspicions of the police and the South Korean government said that the company responsible for violating telecommunications laws of the country.