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Grafter
Posts: 666
Registered: 31-07-2007

google spying?

Something very strange happened today..
We live in a cul-de-sac and at 2.30 this afternoon when I was in the front garden, a small black car with a camera on a tripod fixed to the roof of the car  drove into the cul-de-sac stopped briefly then drove off without stopping anywhere else on the streets around. Huh
Underneath the tripod was a sign which simply said GOOGLE.COM
Spooky.
anyone else seen this?
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Loombucket
Grafter
Posts: 314
Registered: 09-06-2007

Re: google spying?

Yup - Google Street View.
Next time you go out, adjust your dress before leaving - you could be famous....  Wink
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,886
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: google spying?

Yep.. saw a google car on the M27 towards Portsmouth on Monday.. you couldn't mistake it really!
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Grafter
Posts: 666
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: google spying?

So, does anybody know what the outcome of street cars will be?
Is it perhaps going to be accessible from Google Earth..........
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: google spying?

as a taster  take a look at this years Tour De France, the street car went all the way round the route
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=brest%20france%20maps&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GBShockedfficial...

Zoom in and click on street view, then the little man in brown
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,729
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: google spying?

Choose "Street View";
Example of Google "Street View"
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Re: google spying?

Follow this link, and hit the 'Go to Street View' button.
http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/
You then have a Google maps page, with the areas currently available on Street View shaded in Blue.
None of the UK looks to have been processed and added on yet, but if you scroll around the world, you can see that some places are fairly well covered.
Australia looks to have had most of the populated areas done.
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: google spying?

this is the areas of Europe currently published
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: google spying?

@James G
Found my sons old house in Queensland, the Street view even gives the house numbers, Not sure of his new house, only have a PO Box No, will have to try and phone him and ask
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Grafter
Posts: 666
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: google spying?

Thanks for the update, friends.
Keep a look out for me in the future with my gardening clothes and summer hat  Grin
hadden
Grafter
Posts: 486
Thanks: 2
Registered: 27-07-2007

Re: google spying?

There was a rumour that the european Street View data would be added this autumn, and first set of data was uploaded for Paris earlier this week, so many more streets in central Paris are now available than just the Tour de France route.
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: google spying?

you will find that as well as Paris, Lyon and Lille have also been added
Community Veteran
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Re: google spying?

Quite slow and a bit unresponsive through IE but I wonder what it will be like with Google earth?
Looks promising...
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Grafter
Posts: 666
Registered: 31-07-2007

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Community Veteran
Posts: 4,729
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: google spying?

Just look out for a silver VW Passat at the junction of the M5 M42  Wink