This is achieved by attaching cameras to willing vehicles. The cameras take photos
as the vehicle drives.
Inevitably, this going to happen:
Google Maps captures EVERYTHING going on within range of its camera as it scans at
street level for its “street view” service — including a deer-vehicle accident at
close range. The driver of the scanning van was unable to avoid a fawn; the scan captured
enough detail of the event that one can even see the spots on the fawn’s coat.
Apparently the fawn was able to get up and run off after the incident; you don’t need
to get all sniffly about this poor little Bambi.