Google Street View camera mounted on a car in Liverpool (320)
GOOGLE Street View, the pioneering eye-level mapping project, has arrived on Merseyside amid invasion of privacy fears.
The internet giant is trying to produce a street level map of the entire planet allowing billions of web users to see a snapshot of homes and even the odd, accidental passer-by.
Fears surrounding personal privacy have been raised as a result of the scheme that, up to now, has been confined to the US.
But the Daily Post spotted a Google Earth car on Old Hall Street opposite Moorfields station late last week.
The instantly-recognisable camera pod, mounted on top of a black Vauxhall Corsa, was capturing images for the second day in Merseyside.
The cars are equipped with a bank of cameras, able to take 360-degree photographs while travelling at a normal speed.