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Google Street View hits the uk!

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Registered: 13-06-2007

Google Street View hits the uk!

Just noticed that today Google street view now works in most UK cities! Had a wee scout about, seen some odd sights, weird seeing in to my flat and my mums house!
Is this the new Plusnet HQ but still under construction? http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=12+Tenter+St,+Norton,+Sheffield+S1,+Un...
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James
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

Haha!
That picture must be about 18 months old!
When we first moved in here in October 2007, the building wasn't completely finished.  Our 4 floors practically were, but the 8 floors of flats above hadn't been.
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

James
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

A bit more recent Smiley
I'm not sure when, but it's probably not this year.
Superuser
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

It's got the new logo on it hasn't it?  When did the rebranding take place?
Phil
James
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

About April last year, I think.
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

How up to date is Google Street View?
Community Veteran
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

Most of the pictures for my area seem to have been done in 2008. I believe they started doing it in the UK at the end of 2007 so the vast majority of images were taken during 2008
Community Gaffer
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

Quote from: Jameseh
About April last year, I think.

August wasn't it? Smiley
I was just looking at the SWFC ground, and the poster outside says next game vs Preston North End on the 23rd August, which would make the picture between 12th - 23rd of that month.
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August sounds about right - not long after I migrated here in July 08.
Not young enough to know everything
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

this site tells you where they have been seen http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/24/vulture_central_snoopmobile/

/regmedia.co.uk/2008/08/19/street_view_sheffield_2.jpg
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

I wonder how often they will be updated.
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

How can I check if a particular street in on there?  Huh
John
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Enter the address in the search bar at the top of the page.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google Street View hits the uk!

go to the area, the little man on the scale bar changes to Yellow, click but dont drag the yellow man and the "googled" streets show up in Blue