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General Discussion Boards => Technology => Topic started by: sasquartch on March 19, 2009, 05:37:30 pm

Title: Google Streetview
Post by: sasquartch on March 19, 2009, 05:37:30 pm
Google Streetview has now gone live for major cities in the UK. Most of London seems to be covered, the photos are remarkedly detailed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7952317.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7952317.stm)

I saw a Google camera car in Peplins Way the other day so I expect it won't be long before the whole country is photographed and put online too.
Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: ADM on March 20, 2009, 09:01:15 am
I thought it was a bit pathetic blurring the faces of people.  I didn't realise quite how pathetic until I checked Old Trafford (home of Association Football World Club Champions) and saw that the faces of players on a billboard were blurred out too.

Now is that because they do it with face recognition software, or employ idiots?
Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: ADM on March 20, 2009, 09:17:08 am
It's worse (funnier) than I thought.  Have a look at these...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/google/5017329/Google-Street-View-funny-images.html
Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: sasquartch on March 20, 2009, 10:01:55 am
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/19/street_view_vomit/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/19/street_view_vomit/)

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I thought it was a bit pathetic blurring the faces of people

Possibly not in this case  ;D
Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: awill on March 20, 2009, 03:06:22 pm
This is my favourite blurred face...

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/standing+out+in+the+google+crowd/3038262



Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: sasquartch on March 20, 2009, 05:00:34 pm
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/20/street_view_pee/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/20/street_view_pee/)

Another chap who probably would rather the Google car hadn't passed at the moment it did  ;D
Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: Angel on March 11, 2010, 09:30:45 pm
I think a lot more has now gone 'Live' today!

Have just checked out my house on there

 :)
Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: Angel on May 16, 2016, 01:15:23 pm
Saw the Google Street View car driving around today in Brookmans Park and Welham Green.

 ;D

Title: Re: Google Streetview
Post by: larrylamb on May 16, 2016, 01:39:34 pm
Looking for our PCSO?