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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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

four 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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

You've gotta get your bearings!

Kerm, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:31 (eleven years ago) link

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

water, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

http://tinyurl.com/5w4you

sleep, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...
one 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

ledge, Friday, 11 July 2008 13:30 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Has anyone seen the camera?

sunny successor, Friday, 11 July 2008 15:02 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

Why can't you use streetview in London?

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 2 January 2009 22:52 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

James Mitchell, Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:48 (ten years ago) link

That's fucked up!

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

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 (ten years ago) link

omgggggg

max, Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:59 (ten years ago) link

and if u go one more they stop the van

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

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 (ten years ago) link

OMG!!!

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

shenanigans

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:07 (ten years ago) link

lol

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Edward III, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:23 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

I still can't get that one to work

Edward III, Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:30 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

fwiw (rockapads), Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:32 (ten years ago) link

Also pot bust.

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

OK so its gone already? Anyone get a screenie?

Trayce, Friday, 30 January 2009 03:43 (ten years ago) link

one 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 (ten years ago) link

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

cozwn, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:33 (ten years ago) link

link

cozwn, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:34 (ten years ago) link

Can't see meself at Camberwell.

ledge, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:35 (ten years ago) link

bit creeped out by this tbh

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:38 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

wtf are you all doing posting your addresses on the internet

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:43 (ten years ago) link

I realize I'm a bit early, but welcome to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost Google Streets spot, during Constitution Day (17 May). Enjoy your snowmobile ride up the valley.

The inscrutable idiot savantism of (Sanpaku), Monday, 16 February 2015 22:19 (four years ago) link

Or alternatively, ride down from the top of the world.

The inscrutable idiot savantism of (Sanpaku), Monday, 16 February 2015 22:44 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

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

― pplains, Saturday, July 19, 2014 2:09 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hate it when a link dies. It's like I die a little as well.

http://i.imgur.com/57wV7Tr.jpg

pplains, Monday, 2 May 2016 13:50 (three years ago) link

it vanished into the ether, and then it came back out of the ether for swift half before the last bus

http://i.imgur.com/WTWMBnP.jpg

saer, Monday, 2 May 2016 15:04 (three years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/WTWMBnP.jpg

saer, Monday, 2 May 2016 15:04 (three years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/WTWMBnP.jpg

saer, Monday, 2 May 2016 15:04 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

A friend of mine just found herself in google streetview, p cool

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 12 January 2018 20:15 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

https://goo.gl/maps/DKpbfD8ir3x

Nah, just go down a little further north, to the end of the road. I'll be right here when you get back, promise.

pplains, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:24 (one year ago) link

I guess the "Free Candy" sign was at the start of the road.

nickn, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:15 (one year ago) link

https://www.geoguessr.com/

It drops you in a random location in Street View--anywhere in the world, or limit it to specific countries, cities, etc.

Tool around in Street View looking for clues to your location. (Oh look, a sign for a eucalyptus oil distillery and a street named South Coast Road--southern Australia maybe?)

In another little window, zoom all the way in on a world map and click where you think you are. It will show you how close you were and award points.

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:36 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

https://goo.gl/maps/L1hxx4kDJiE2

lxy, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:49 (eleven months ago) link

:-(

this

lxy, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:51 (eleven months ago) link

haha, what?

pplains, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:52 (eleven months ago) link

Rear Window for the 2010s?

nickn, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:32 (eleven months ago) link

six months pass...

That tells me "no results found for your search".

Has anyone tried wandering around central London on streetview recently? It might be fixed by now but for a while they were using pictures taken after dark and you could hardly see anything.

koogs, Saturday, 16 March 2019 08:58 (five months ago) link

ghost girl worked for me anvil

alomar lines, Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:29 (five months ago) link

ha ha. yes, working here now i'm not on my phone.

what i was talking about:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5142681,-0.1504043,3a,75y,85.24h,92.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1seiUimBvUm8d1CB0tOIdQIg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

koogs, Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:35 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

trenchaaant

nashwan, Friday, 26 April 2019 22:01 (three months ago) link

Storm Thorgerson's Google Street View

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 27 April 2019 04:11 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i'm furious that they got rid of the timewarp feature.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:05 (three months ago) link

damn, i was using that just last week to find a pic of me that had disappeared!

The Pingularity (ledge), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:38 (three months ago) link

The same - my missus went for a pint at the pub opposite the RNIB, and I was looking through to see if the vans had captured any of the Good Boys that apparently park up outside the pub.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:51 (three months ago) link

what is a good boy?

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:08 (three months ago) link

a good ol'pupper

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:08 (three months ago) link

some good boys outside a pub

https://imgur.com/a/2nhc8Fn

(i was google mapping my old neighbourhood a few years ago)

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:15 (three months ago) link

https://www.geoguessr.com/

It drops you in a random location in Street View--anywhere in the world, or limit it to specific countries, cities, etc.

Tool around in Street View looking for clues to your location. (Oh look, a sign for a eucalyptus oil distillery and a street named South Coast Road--southern Australia maybe?)

In another little window, zoom all the way in on a world map and click where you think you are. It will show you how close you were and award points.

― Hideous Lump, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:36 AM (eleven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I AM OBSESSED.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

I don't understand, are you all talking about this feature?

https://i.imgur.com/1OvBEHr.png

pplains, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:21 (three months ago) link

Yeah that geoguessr game is super fun & addictive, huge fan.

One Eye Open, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:33 (three months ago) link

that's the one. it's been missing since yesterday, just shows the date the picture was taken but no option to move it back.

who knows. it seems that it might be temporary:
https://www.reddit.com/r/streetview/comments/bnvtw1/time_travel_broken/

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:33 (three months ago) link

weird, it's available for a certain distance around my house but not elsewhere. coincidence?

The Pingularity (ledge), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:58 (three months ago) link

strange. it works in a few canadian cities, but not all of them. but still not in tokyo.
still furious.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

I'm pissed off at streetview. I managed to get in it when the car drove near my workplace last summer. They updated the photo sometime last fall. This thread had prompted me to go back and check it out, but it had already been overwritten by another pass they did in October.

HOWEVER, the streetview of my house hasn't been updated since 2013. I've had the siding replaced since then and would prefer to see an updated result. Another house on my street also had major renovations done and the house next door was completely bulldozed and rebuilt.

I had never heard of the time travel function before. It's available on my residential street, but not in the part of downtown DC where I work.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:28 (three months ago) link

i think this is peter dinklange taking out his trash. i just stumble on it, but he does live in the area.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7899868,-73.969507,3a,75y,289.11h,68.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sm5AFJU3_QOhqLze6ovBo4g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

mizzell, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:05 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

^^ Along those lines:

How embarrassing to be caught wearing your "I'm A Virgin" t-shirt by the Google Street Car

https://i.imgur.com/cmv7NkN.png

https://i.imgur.com/Hg66VRb.png

https://i.imgur.com/P85FlQ4.png

pplains, Sunday, 7 July 2019 00:49 (one month ago) link

the back of that says something like "and this is an old shirt" IIRC

StanM, Sunday, 7 July 2019 06:21 (one month ago) link

So briefly off-topic, this shirt makes no sense.

https://i.imgur.com/FK4k65W.jpg

1.) Why a new shirt say it's an old shirt? If it was bought when the old person was still a virgin, shouldn't it have said "this is a new shirt?"

2.) What if s/he was still a virgin, then what difference would the shirt's age be?

3.) Do they make shirts that say "I watch Quantum Leap (but this is an old shirt)"?

4.) OK, so "I watch Quantum Leap" probably = "I'm a virgin", but you see where I'm going with this.

pplains, Sunday, 21 July 2019 01:48 (one month ago) link

I think the implication is that you were a virgin when you bought the shirt but might not still be.

o. nate, Sunday, 21 July 2019 01:52 (one month ago) link

Yeah, but why would you buy a new shirt that said this is an old shirt.

pplains, Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:28 (one month ago) link

it's a kind of real life clickbait joke. like the deliberate funny false advertising signs that say "FREE BEER" or "TOPLESS WAITRESSES" in big letters and then something like "tomorrow" or "next door" in smaller letters, which you only see after they got your attention.

StanM, Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:42 (one month ago) link

At least those signs aren't outright LIES.

Key West, Fla. --- 1971

BRENDA, 17: "Oh this shirt is great! I can wear it since I am a virgin! Good thing it also says 'this is an old shirt' so 48 years from now when I'm surrounded my family and grandchildren, people will realize that it was only true when i bought it, which is today."

pplains, Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:47 (one month ago) link

I GET THE JOKE, I just don't get the logic behind it.

pplains, Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:48 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/w0ZeXUf.png

del griffith, Sunday, 21 July 2019 03:01 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/AjIeTJf.jpg

pplains, Sunday, 21 July 2019 03:16 (one month ago) link


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