Fab; Birmingham now has Google Street View, offering street-level photography of the city. Significant bits of the city-centre are missing, though. For instance, it seems they couldn’t get anywhere near Aston University or BIAD, despite the roads through the campus.

BINS has managed to bag the first sighting of a Brummie cat on Street View.

Street View, assuming Google survives being eaten alive by anti-business legislators in the U.S., is going to be very interesting in 30 years — when users can “zoom back in time” to see what the street looked like in previous decades.