Google is dedicated to helping you discover the world around you. Imagery on our platforms is intended to enhance your experience, helping you preview and explore places nearby or across the globe. We go to great lengths to make sure that imagery is useful, and reflects the world our users explore.
To help ensure that everyone viewing Google Maps imagery has a positive, beneficial experience, we’ve developed these Google-contributed Street View Privacy Policies. The policies explain how we treat inappropriate content and the criteria we use for publishing imagery to Google Maps. Please check back from time to time, as we may occasionally update our policies.
For policies related to user-contributed Street View imagery, please see our Maps Photo Policies.
Imagery on Google Maps either comes from one of two sources: Google or everyone else.Show moreShow less
Our images show only what our vehicles were able to see on the day that they drove past the location. Afterward, it takes months to process them. This means that content you see could be anywhere from a few months to a few years old. In some locations where we have collected imagery over many years, you may also be able to view changes to that imagery in our Time Machine function.
Google takes a number of steps to protect the privacy of individuals when images are published to Google Maps. Read on for more information on how we handle privacy requests for imagery that appears on Maps and Street View.
You can tell if an image was captured by Google by the “Google Maps” or “Street View” attribution icon or name associated with it.Show moreShow less
Please note that when we evaluate imagery for policy violations we also balance the artistic, educational, or documentary value of the content.Show moreShow less
If you find content that you believe violates the Google Terms of Service, the Google Maps/Earth Additional Terms of Service, or these Geo Imagery and Privacy Policies, please report it to us using the Report a Problem link.Show moreShow less
If you’ve found an image that you would like further blurred or an image that you believe contains objectionable content, just follow these steps:Show moreShow less