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Google Maps Street View

  1. May 30, 2007 #1

    robphy

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    Google Maps... "Street View"

    Google Maps: Washington Square Park, NYC
    In the embedded photograph, drag to rotate, click an arrow to travel.
    On the Google-Map, drag the Orange figure to a Blue-Outlined street.

    If you zoom out in "Street View", you can see that only a few areas are covered: New York City, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.
     
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  3. May 30, 2007 #2

    FredGarvin

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    Here's the best Tapas place on the planet:

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    This is really cool.
     
  4. May 31, 2007 #3

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  5. May 31, 2007 #4

    G01

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    It really is amazing how close of images you can find on google....
     
  6. Jun 1, 2007 #5

    robphy

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    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/internetprivacy/2007-06-01-google-maps-privacy_N.htm
    "Google's street-level maps raising privacy concerns"

    http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/06/01/1219256.shtml
    "Google Street View Raises Privacy Concerns"
    ...points to
    http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/05/request_for_urb.html
    Wired's "Request for Urban Street Sightings: Submit and Vote on the Best Urban Images Captured by New Google Maps Tool"

    (It shouldn't be too hard to blur faces, licence plates, etc...)
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2007
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