PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Imaging of the streets here has been underway by Google for Street View since April, but this might be the first time the Google car has been caught working in this picturesque capital.

By chance, I spotted the Google car quickly driving around the historic district of the city on Monday (8/31), near the Charles Bridge.  I took this video using my Camera Elf.  I caught up with the driver when he was, well, consulting his map.

A Google spokesperson told me via email that the Prague imaging has been underway since April but no launch date has been set.  The spokesperson said that the image collection was being made with discussions with the "relevant data protections authorities in the Czech Republic."

Having a great time in Europe with Kathy.  Now in Budapest and then home on Saturday night.

Andy Plesser, Managing Editor