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Street-level mapping now lets users go back in time to see how cities, neighbourhoods and tourist attractions have changed since 2007.

This article titled “Google introduces ‘time machine’ feature in Street View” was written by Samuel Gibbs and agencies, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 13.00 UTC

Google has turned its Google Maps Street View into a time machine to let users travel back in time and see how places have changed.

The new feature will let users track changes in landscape, buildings, roads and entire neighbourhoods from around the world since the Street View mapping program began in 2007.

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