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Re: Academic use of street view data

treebles Apr 22, 2012 6:48 AM
Posted in group: Google Maps & Earth Help Forum

Categories: Chrome : Ask a "how to" question : Imagery (Street View, satellite, photos) : Windows :

Hi Poul,
The terms of service explicitly prohibits reverse engineering unless expressly permitted, see section 10.1.1(c).
The Permissions Tool is even more restricted on the use of Street View images on print for distribution, basically you cannot use it.
Google will not interpret the terms of services for you, so I would suggest that you contact your University's legal department to assist you in the interpretation and contacting Google to request express permissions.

I will escalate to Google employees to see if they can provide any information on how to contact Google to request permission for your thesis work.