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Google Street View

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by PrettyboyTim, 23 Jun 2008.

  1. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Last week shortly after I had cycled past the Arsenal Emirates stadium, I passed a car with a bizarre set of cameras and other gadgetry on a big post sticking out of the roof.

    At first I thought it was Magnatom and was about to ask what he was doing in London until I noticed that the vehicle had four wheels rather than two. Anyway, it looked very much like this:

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    I didn't spot a Google logo on the car at the time, but the apparatus on top looked identical. I guess we're going to get Google Street View in London some time soon.

    Anyway, when it does arrive, have a look out for me riding north along Drayton Park.
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    so THAT'S how they do it.... coool!
     
  3. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Hasn't there been complaints of invasion of privacy in America?
     
  4. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Not sure how long it takes them to do it. The orange vans in google spent yonks driving america. Hehe perhaps we'll see you on google street sometime!
     
  5. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Yes, although Google are apparently planning to deal with this by using software to identify and then blur-out faces.
     
  6. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    But why ?