Street View, made in Romania

Norc, a Romanian company, is providing “street-level imaging” a.k.a. Street View for selected Central and Eastern European countries:

According to their website, the current coverage includes:

  • Romania – Bucharest, Ploiesti and Prahova Valley, Constanta and the Seaside, Brasov and Poiana Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi, Sibiu, Pitesti, Targoviste
  • Austria – Vienna
  • The Czech Republic – Prague, Brno
  • Slovakia – Bratislava, Trnava, Kosice, Banska-Bystrica, Zilina, Nitra
  • Poland – Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw
  • Russia – Moscow

The interface is compared to Google’s Street View still a little rough around the edges, but otherwise, Norc did a fantastic job!

However, it would be interesting to know if Norc has developed its own business model based on their Street View services, and how it would work, or if they are just preparing to become the next Google snack.


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