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Blog | 19 July 2023

4 reasons to choose Cyclomedia Street Smart over Google Street View

1. Current data

Cyclomedia Street Smart has a razor-sharp image of the entire public space in the Netherlands. Every year, these images are updated to keep them up to date. This makes Cyclomedia's image data the perfect basis for planning your work and inspecting public space from your desktop.

Google Street View does not automatically acquire new images every year. For many applications, Google Street View data is therefore too limited.

2. Image quality

Cyclomedia Street Smart offers razor-sharp image quality and geometric accuracy. Using the most accurate 360° street-level visualisations, enhanced by innovative AI-driven analytics, Cyclomedia delivers actionable insights. These insights save time, money and ensure on-site safety.

Google Street View has less geometric correctness and lower image quality than Cyclomedia's Street Smart. This limitation leads to bias and hindrances in accurate measurements and therefore not suitable for many applications.

3. Multiple perspectives

Thanks to advanced recording equipment, Cyclomedia Street Smart provides images from different viewpoints, including aerial and water perspectives. Data layers such as trees, road markings and street lighting can be added to these images. This provides an exact digital copy of the public space with reliable image data. 

Google Street View offers aerial and street-level images, but lacks the ability to add data layers for contextual elements.

4. Suitable for professional use

Cyclomedia Street Smart is a business tool that lets you bring the outside in. It provides reliable image data for professional use, allowing you to work smarter and more efficiently. You can share the images in reports and quotations, so everyone has the same information prior to site work. Cyclomedia Street Smart also offers a convenient app and api interface, suitable for enriching existing data with Street Smart data.

Google Street View images are not nationally up-to-date. Also, it is not possible to add context to reports or quotes using data layers, nor is it possible to download and/or share image data.

Try Street Smart for free now

Thousands of professionals use our Street Smart application. Although Google Street View is free to all, it cannot be used commercially and the images cannot be downloaded. With Street Smart from Cyclomedia, you get razor-sharp images, accurate measurements, property inspections, share reports, run simulations and add reliable data layers for important decisions.

try Street Smart for free now