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Pretty insane (new?) feature in which you can essentially walk around select U.S. cities with a full 360 degree view. Doubtless not as cool if you don't live in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. But as a Philly resident, I can confirm this is pretty bananas.

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 04:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

i like msn virtual earth bird's eye view/3D view. disclaimer: it's msn.

http://www.microsoft.com/virtualearth/

get bent, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 05:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

hmm. the original url doesn't work for some reason when you click on the link. just cut and paste it if you're interested, i guess.

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 13:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

My car is in two places simultaneously. I guess their camera-car came by my place when I was home, and my friend's place when I was there.

I'm a little disappointed by the low resolution. I can't even read the sign at the site of my old favorite restaurant, to see if it's changed. Of course it might be a little creepy if you could zoom into peoples windows...

Rich Smörgasbord, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Albany, Richmond, Albuquerque, Boise and many others added now. I make it 41 cities in total

water, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh god, goodbye office productivity
i've just spent half of the afternoon, "cruising" the streets of Anchorage

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

You've gotta get your bearings!

Kerm, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

didn't notice Anchorage and Juneau. thats 43 cities in total

water, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

my sister is freaked out that she can see her car at her apt and her office (albany) using this. it wouldn't really bother me, i think it's cool. at least the resolution of the photos isn't high enough to make out the license plate!

sleep, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://tinyurl.com/5w4you

sleep, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
1 month passes...

Typically the British press are getting their knickers in a twist about this, snoopers charter, invasion of privacy, licence for thieves to case out properties etc. Clearly the useless twunts haven't even looked at the US experience. I can't wait till they get my streeet and the rest of the UK photographed.

Billy Dods, Friday, 11 July 2008 13:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I saw the car, wonder if I'll be in a pic.

ledge, Friday, 11 July 2008 13:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

I drove past the car, and then it pulled out behind me and was sat there as we waited at lights. I really hope I'm in there (although the car's on Google Maps already at the previous owner's house).

Bocken Social Scene, Friday, 11 July 2008 13:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

when you virtually walk down our street youll see our next door neighbor standing at the back of her minivan staring straight at the camera and looking kind of shocked

sunny successor, Friday, 11 July 2008 14:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am amazed that my crap rural town is in street view already. You can see our broken freezer in the driveway, giving our house just that little extra bit o country.

Euler, Friday, 11 July 2008 14:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen the camera?

sunny successor, Friday, 11 July 2008 15:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Why can't you use streetview in London?

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 2 January 2009 22:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah dunno what the holdup is - the picture-taking cars have been driving around for london for a while now

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Friday, 2 January 2009 23:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Move up two clicks, then look down and to the left.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

That's fucked up!

Last night it was pullulating with (Michael White), Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

jeezus. If you go another click further and keep looking back, it's all the way in the ditch.

the maximum value that ZS obtains given its constraint is 8 (Z S), Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

omgggggg

max, Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

and if u go one more they stop the van

ice cr?m, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

When Google Streeview inevitably helps solve a murder in a city, please bump this thread.

the maximum value that ZS obtains given its constraint is 8 (Z S), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

OMG!!!

Too Into Dancing to Argue (ENBB), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

shenanigans

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol

Too Into Dancing to Argue (ENBB), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Move up two clicks, then look down and to the left.

― James Mitchell, Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:48 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark

We're sorry, street view is currently unavailable due to high demand. Please try again later!

Edward III, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

wasn't there one w/ some chick flashing the van?

Edward III, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm so brilliant, at first I thought, "Why did they find a dead deer in the ditch and throw it back up on the road?"

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

I still can't get that one to work

Edward III, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

When Google Streeview inevitably helps solve a murder in a city, please bump this thread.

Will you accept a kidnapping?

Pancakes Hussein Obama (Pancakes Hackman), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

i've been caught by google street view twice now.

fwiw (rockapads), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also pot bust.

Human kind cannot bear very much (Michael White), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

I will not accept the kidnapping success story. I will only accept a shot of someone chasing another person with a bloody knife raised high!

the maximum value that ZS obtains given its constraint is 8 (Z S), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Landmarks and skyscrapers I can see. But ordinary people's homes? Christ some of these spoiled internet assholes need a dose of reality. Motherfucking hate these people.

u s steel, Friday, 30 January 2009 02:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

there's this jogger guy i always see around my bf's neighborhood and it turns out he's in the google streetview picture of my bf's house!!

forecast from stonehenge (get bent), Friday, 30 January 2009 02:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just discovered that google streetview existed yesterday. Accidentally. I inadvertently clicked something or another trying to see what part of Auckland my new apartment was in when suddenly a vivid, sunny, interactive panorama was presented to me and I was like OMG MY NEW LIFE and it was crazy.

╓abies, Friday, 30 January 2009 03:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gathering the imagery for Street View requires quite a bit of driving; as such, we take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, accidents do happen -- as some people have noticed, one of our Street View cars hit a deer while driving on a rural road in upstate New York. Due to several user requests using the "Report a concern" tool, these images are no longer available in Street View.

http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/01/oh-deer-street-view-and-road-safety.html

James Mitchell, Friday, 30 January 2009 03:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

OK so its gone already? Anyone get a screenie?

Trayce, Friday, 30 January 2009 03:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

London's up

I drove past the car, and then it pulled out behind me and was sat there as we waited at lights. I really hope I'm in there (although the car's on Google Maps already at the previous owner's house).

― Bocken Social Scene, Friday, 11 July 2008 14:37

It is!

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

glasgow's up too, you can see my flat but not my street

cozwn, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

link

cozwn, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Can't see meself at Camberwell.

ledge, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

bit creeped out by this tbh

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

My house is the one with the black window frames and 'For Sale' sign outside. I'm at work right now, if anyone wants to go round and rob me.

nate woolls, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

wtf are you all doing posting your addresses on the internet

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

For doing this I do a panorama and i zoom but i dont move away from my original location, mostly get scores of around 12K, had 15k occasionally, 16300 is best so far but that came from getting 2 of them within 10 miles

suare, Saturday, 1 June 2013 12:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh and no research in another tab obv!

suare, Saturday, 1 June 2013 12:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I got dropped here today.

― Oh maintenance (doo dah), Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:34 PM (6 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Is that Florida? The little radar dish, the wide open spaces and the huge buildings on the horizon say NASA to me.

Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Saturday, 1 June 2013 13:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

New high score.

― kate78, Friday, 24 May 2013

i got a new high score with that one too! 17102, tho the football stadium was a bit of a give away

suare, Saturday, 1 June 2013 13:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

My first try: 10070 points

Guessed the right continent for all of them
U.S. plains guesses were close
Thought Alaska was Washington or Oregon

That was fun!

― Je55e, Monday, 20 May 2013

14057 at this one, got the alaska one super close and another US one within 7 miles but got one of the others on the wrong continent which let me down

suare, Saturday, 1 June 2013 13:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wait you mean you can play exactly the same locations as another person played?

Je55e, Saturday, 1 June 2013 13:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Apparently so! Weird - I didn't realize you could do that.

Je55e, Saturday, 1 June 2013 13:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

It is Midway Atoll, Phil. Prompted me to look it up, it was only a WWII name for me.

Oh maintenance (doo dah), Saturday, 1 June 2013 13:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just got 19,241 but was helped by landing on the doorstep of petra and a lucky guess at vancouver.

So: The Answers (or something), Saturday, 1 June 2013 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

OFF TOPIC but I just accidentally dragged 'javascript:void(0)' into my Google Maps directions destination, and it sent me to the Wall Street Journal's London office. What does it all mean?????

Bob Bunsen (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 1 June 2013 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is frustrating and fun--why is it so obsessed with Finland, though?

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Monday, 3 June 2013 01:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I find this game really has a boner for Finland, northern Norway, the prairie provinces of Canada, western Australia, Ukraine, and western Russia.

kate78, Monday, 3 June 2013 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

And Brazil. Don't forget Brazil.

Yesterday, I did get plopped down next to a beach on which were parked four fire trucks that said OXNARD FIRE DEPT. I didn't even have to turn once, let alone move, and got it within .05km.

Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Monday, 3 June 2013 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

I got one that set me down right outside the Ketchikan Ferry Terminal. Another on the Confederation Bridge.

kate78, Monday, 3 June 2013 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

are the locations randomised or from a selection of pre-chosen places?

NI, Monday, 3 June 2013 20:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

I landed on Midway again!

Oh maintenance (doo dah), Monday, 3 June 2013 20:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

i always enjoy getting close-up people shots. i found this amazing one of a bunch of guys running towards the google car but i didnt manage to screen shoot it in time.

check out this guy!

cajunsunday, Monday, 3 June 2013 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

cajunsunday, Monday, 3 June 2013 20:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

You have to name him.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 3 June 2013 21:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

I got one that set me down right outside the Ketchikan Ferry Terminal

I've had that one too. So, pre-chosen rather than random, I reckon, otherwise what are the chances?

ailsa, Monday, 3 June 2013 21:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

The one that plunked me down in the middle of a logging road in a BC forest sure seemed random.

I have been noticing this unintentional Soderbergh filtered way of going from the grainy standard cameras from the 2007 days of yore to the high-def ones of today. Sometimes you'll catch the scenes side-by-side, and can back up and down from one year to the next.

pplains, Monday, 3 June 2013 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've gotten the Ketchikan one and nameless dude, so yeah, probably not totally random. But they still seem to give me "road in Australia with no identifying features" a lot.

Vinnie, Monday, 3 June 2013 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Kinda neat to find a place on there where it's always Christmas.

I was cruising through some neighborhood - maybe in Baltimore - where the yards had gravestones and the front porches had cobwebs. Of all times they pick to drive the camera around, they pick Halloween.

pplains, Monday, 1 July 2013 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

When did Google Maps get animated 3d driving directions? I guess they are walking and biking too?

Talking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Blues (doo dah), Monday, 1 July 2013 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Annoying *new* streetview. They've removed the static navigational arrows, so you have to just click on the road to move around. Which is terrible because if you get a road that goes over/under another road you'll end up teleporting.

also horrid huge road labels don't seem to be removable.

prop forward turned celebrity chef (Ste), Saturday, 20 July 2013 10:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

hmm, I still have the arrows (although I can't see them unless I look down at my feet)

Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

...and they only allow you to move forwards and backwards, whereas there used to be 4-directional arrows at upcoming intersections. yeah, this is definitely not an improvement.

Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

No, not creepy at all. Nuthin' like being caught in somebody's scope inside a Maryland parking lot.




Though this guy doesn't seem tgaf.

[√] Full license plate number on display
[√] Coming out of a liquor store
[√] Camo skin on truck
[√] All petered out.

pplains, Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:21 (11 months ago) Permalink

[√] Carrying an apparently heavy backpack and small triggering device.

nickn, Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:40 (11 months ago) Permalink

[√] roofrack for transporting deceased venison

obi wankin' obi (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:57 (11 months ago) Permalink

"Excuse me, Ma'am? We hope you enjoyed your shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond, but may we check your bags real quick?"

"A'ha!"

pplains, Saturday, 14 September 2013 01:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

This is the tiniest entrance to a Walmart that I think I've ever seen.

pplains, Saturday, 14 September 2013 01:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

Is your "Nawlins" album all from Street View?

disgruntled punter (Je55e), Saturday, 14 September 2013 02:24 (11 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think they might even be posted up on this thread somewhere. I was just amazed at how they didnt blur out any of the faces.

pplains, Saturday, 14 September 2013 02:29 (11 months ago) Permalink

I guess they are redoing Japan at the minute, lotsa little pokey back streets to cover in those cities, must be difficult.

many machines on ilx (MaresNest), Saturday, 14 September 2013 08:28 (11 months ago) Permalink

The day Google gets the "street" that my parents live on is the day they have finished the entire world.

Jeff, Saturday, 14 September 2013 10:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

http://bit.ly/17ttxFQ

kinder, Saturday, 14 September 2013 11:54 (11 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

conrad, Wednesday, 2 October 2013 09:24 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

not streetview but fucked up:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/18/tech/web/google-maps-dead-body/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 18 November 2013 22:11 (9 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
4 weeks pass...

http://goo.gl/maps/vXrSo

, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:06 (7 months ago) Permalink

time is a train that make the future flag post (snoball), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:08 (7 months ago) Permalink

"Purple Haze, all in my brain
New Baltimore don't seem the same
Acting funny, but I don't know why
'scuse me, while I GIS the sky"

time is a train that make the future flag post (snoball), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:18 (7 months ago) Permalink

It's like something out of a Poe story

Le passé, non seulement n'est pas fugace, il reste sur place (Michael White), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:55 (7 months ago) Permalink

to me it looks more like

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:56 (7 months ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

I love browsing around and finding a Google Street View from 1976.

pplains, Saturday, 19 July 2014 19:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

a biscuit/donut hybrid called “bisnuts” (stevie), Saturday, 19 July 2014 20:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

the google earth van passed in front of me last week! so i may be on streetview w/ a blurred face sometime soon.

clouds, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

a blurred cloud.

Jorge Wah Wah (anky), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:36 (1 month ago) Permalink


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