I started Bangkok StreetView project around 2010, because at that time Google StreetView had already operated, but had no coverage in Thailand.
And around that time, there were some independent website that also provide StreetView imagery, developed by foreigners (like MapJack) already.
So I thought it'd be cool if I could make a StreetView site that have Bangkok (my hometown) coverage, I set out to make a prototype program.
After that, about the end of year, I saw Google Thailand's marketing manager's speech about Google products
and the launch of Thailand Google StreetView at Queeen Sirikit convention center. In that convention, someone asked if it possible that normal people make a StreetView service on their own.
They answered: barely possible, such project would need a special technology, expensive equipments, personnel, and massive funds.
From that time, I began to take this project seriously.
After Google's offical opening of Google Street View in Bangkok on Mar 2012,
about July 2012, I launched Bangkok StreetView website, unoffically with around 230-point Rattanagosin island area coverage.
Not too long afterward, in August, coverage increased to 600 points with Dusit district added.
And finally at 1700 points coverage in September, Bangkok StreetView launch was officially annouced to the public.