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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
11 years ago8,078 views

We (Zorgloob) just received a mail from Google France today with a teaser to an announcement for tomorrow.

The mail also include a picture that made us understand what is coming... It pretty big, related to one of the most popular Google service, and it's a new feature for France (at least).

The bad news is that we can not broadcast the mail... until tomorrow.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hé hé, my colleague loves making buzz... me too, and he is right! Big news tomorrow!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Street View for France?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I think it is to early.

The new york pics are from September 2007, launched in May 08

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Zorgloob readers think that it will be on of them :

- @gmail.fr email service
- Street Views in France
- Improved Contact Manager
- Offline ads in French
- Official Google France blog...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There are already people that have @gmail.fr addresses (arkadia.com/usa/members/14308/), so that's a good guess for the new offering.

An interesting thing:
www.gmail.fr – redirects to --> google.com
gmail.fr – redirects to --> mail.google.com

james Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I can't wait...do you know what time i will be at? I'm going to Zimbabwe tomorrow so i might not hear it until I get back on monday!

Keir [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I also received an e-mail from Google France – mine mentioned a big event starting on Saturday in France.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tour de Dop :D

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

^^ – I hope this edition will be "cleaner" than before...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

*confused*

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The feature is now live! Welcome to Google StreetView in France :)


zorgloob.com/images/tdf.png

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Streetviews are available on Tour de France roads only, People faces are blured as in New York.

maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&hl ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

To be exact, as the tour de France is, this year, stopping in Italy, we have also some pictures of one city nammed Cuneo...

Note also that Google StreetView Cars can not drive on snow :)

maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&hl ...

Rasko [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

The G car want at 500m from my house :)
Why didn't it go at Versailles' castle?
I like the little town "de Bretagne":
maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&l ...

And what about this beach?
maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&l ...

The US embassy won't be attacked today:
maps.google.com/maps?f=l&h ...

Here's my sweet home:
maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

And a beautiful panorama:
maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

All these pics has been taken... in April, May and June.
woot!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(all links tinyurl-ed)
Arc de Triomphe: preview.tinyurl.com/4hcyck
Eiffel Tower: preview.tinyurl.com/4456c3

The terrain layer is pretty sweet. (new to me)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Rasko, here are your cars
maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&l ...

Moktoipas [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I can see my house in streetview :p

(The "tour de france" will arrive in a street parralel to mine ^^)

Above 19 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

A clever way to soft launch a service in a country where we used to be very privacy aware...

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

They didn't blur the US embassy while people are sometimes barred from taking pictures.
   maps.google.fr/maps?ie=UTF8&am ...

hniu [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Who is this guy? :)
maps.google.fr/maps?ie=UTF8&am ...

Raffaele Castagno [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Gosh, I've missed the GCar here in Cuneo!

Cheers

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]hniu ah ah ah!! Thanks, that is funny :)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]hniu: maybe that guy is the driver, who has just cleaned the camera lens to wipe of some raindrops.

me [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

seems face blurring do not work for black people.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]me: ... or rather just some people in general.

Mapper99 [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

There are lots of missed blurred faces...but, they do a good job on the license plates!

jf [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

looks like streetview might not be happening in the UK:

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

From the article linked above:

<< Mr Davies [from Privacy International] added: "Google likes to think of itself as a global player. In reality it is acting like an irresponsible adolescent." >>

jf [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

really enjoying this France streetview.

i must admit, i was getting a bit bored of American architecture... this makes a nice change.

And some the landscapes in the Pyrennes and the Alps are absolutely stunning.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[moved]

Have Google blurred photo ID in this image?

Impressed if they have

maps.google.fr/maps?ie=UTF8&am ...

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