What the findings are about: This study examined the inter-rater reliability (i.e. how similar two different observers rate a set of environmental features) to assess built environments derived from interpretation of Google Street View imagery.
Key Findings and Recommendations:
Using Google Street View is a reliable way to assess the built environment, and can serve as a viable alternative to field auidts.
The rating of items related to environmental quality (e.g. amount of litter) is influenced by the perceptions of individual auditors.