Google Street View Extractor

Jamie Thompson has put together a handy little webservice that mashes up postcode geodata with the Street View Images API. In short, it allows you to get access to the unwarped Street View panorama and the underlying tiles.

We have put together a short movie to show the service in action:

As Jamie states, its handy in that it let’s you directly request a street view thumbnail with nothing more than a postcode.

The format of the request looks like this:[POSTCODE]_[WIDTH]x[HEIGHT].jpg

You can try it out here – just type in your own postcode.

Thanks go to Dr Chris Speed for picking this up, you can follow Chris on twitter.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Anonymous - June 15, 2010

    Awesome work…Is it consistent with Google Maps licensing?

  2. Jamie Thompson - June 16, 2010

    It’s 100% unofficial and most likely breaks the terms of the licensing agreement. It’s more of a proof of concept than anything else.

  3. gos252 - June 17, 2013

    it works only for the UK? What about other countries?

  4. Janne Wolterbeek (@waldbach_inc) - October 11, 2013

    yes, what about postcodes from another EU country, i tried, but failed. 🙁

  5. Rafael Puyana - May 25, 2016

    Any chances this project is still alive somewhere? I am artist interested in geolocation imagery and this would be great for a project

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