I somehow missed when Street View (and for that matter - Terrain) showed up on Google Maps.  I am not sure when that happened.  Actually, now that I look at the demo video, I did see the demo before, but I hadn't seen when it came to our house.  You can't quite see how ripe our hot peppers are.  Pretty nifty!  If you go down the street along Liberty Avenue, it is pretty interesting to watch the traffic, and wonder if the folks knew they were getting photographed.
Posted by Jon Daley on December 21, 2007, 10:13 am | Read 2631 times
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I believe much of it was done by driving down the road with cameras on the vehicle, so most people had no idea. I have heard stories of people being upset about being photgraphed walking into the wrong type of establishments, but who knows how true they are. Makes you think twice about what you wear to get the morning paper.

You should also try Microsoft's Virtual Earth - the Bird's Eye view can provide a good view of a house - and they have parcel geocoding for addresses to make sure you are in the right spot (limited availability, of course).

Posted by dstb on December 22, 2007, 8:15 pm

This is why I always walk around with my middle finger extended. I figure they can't put that on their views. :)

Is it possible to know when google does its mapping? Does anyone have pics of their truck or something?

Posted by Mike on January 2, 2008, 3:52 pm

I suspect that they get volunteers, or other-hard-to-spot folks, so I wouldn't expect to see a Troogle (google truck) driving around anywhere.

Posted by jondaley on January 2, 2008, 3:58 pm
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