Premise Contributors

Map Collection

Premise is conducting ground surveys with vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Maps and to support the Look Around feature. Vehicle surveys may use equipment mounted on the outside of vehicles as well as iPhones, iPads, or other devices inside of vehicles. We may periodically revisit and re-collect data in some of those locations in an effort to maintain a high-quality, up-to-date map. Premise is also conducting surveys with portable systems in select pedestrian areas (for example, certain streets in London that cannot be driven). Some pedestrian surveys use a backpack system to collect data that may be used directly in Maps, such as in the Look Around feature. Other pedestrian surveys use iPads, iPhones or other devices to collect data for map improvement purposes. These pedestrian surveys allow us to improve and update Maps in areas where vehicles simply can’t go while using the same privacy protections as the Maps vehicles.

We are committed to protecting your privacy while conducting these surveys. For example, we will censor faces and license plates on images that are published in Look Around. If you have comments or questions about this process, your privacy rights, or would like to request that a face, license plate, or your own house be censored, please contact us.

For more details on how Maps protects your privacy click here.


DPIA Process? (Link?)


See below to understand where we will be mapping the world next. You can see a full list of countries where we are conducting ground survey data here.

Example images (awaiting content)

US Coverage

US Urban State
Date TBD Arizona
Date TBD California
Date TBD Florida
Date TBD Texas
Date TBD Washington DC
US Rural State
Date TBD California
Date TBD California

UK Coverage

UK Urban Metro Area
Date TBD London
Date TBD South Hampton
Date TBD Birmingham
Date TBD Manchester
Date TBD Sheffield


UK Rural County
Date TBD Hampshire
Date TBD Surrey