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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Monday, August 4, 2008
11 years ago7,108 views


smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/04 ...



smh.com.au/news/biztech/smile- ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It is already live ;)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

No New-Zealand? That sucks

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Nick D [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I'm also seeing Street View in Japan.. is that new?

Marco [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I can see Japan, too... did I miss this news or is it new and unannounced?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Thanks Nick, I updated the post!)

Greg Auger [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Glad to see this being rolled out in more places, just waiting for the UK now. :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Pac-Man, is that you?


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I've caught a Toyota Prius used by Google:
maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&hl ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That Maboo logo looks like Yahoo's:


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maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

a very funny video:

+ Show video

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Now, nobody can't say that Google used Chevrolets or Opels for mapping Japan :


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StreetViewGallery [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Very Cool...Too bad they didn't use the high res camera like in France!

Bedder [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

The UK cant be too far behind : I have spotted numerous StreetView cars here in Norwich!

James [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Wow, the Australian coverage is pretty impressive – the Hyden Norseman road is covered, which is basically a dirt track in the middle of nowhere, and you can see the plume of dust behind the card. In Perth the images seem to be a few months old.

StreetAdvisor [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

StreetAdvisor.com.au is live with what we think is the first implementation of Google StreetView in Australia.

Eugene Villar [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

IIRC, Maboo is the widest Internet cafe chain in Tokyo. I still have my card from when I went there. :-)

Stefan Krämer [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I wonder why Google Maps doesn't cover South Korea yet. I'm not talking about street view – there seems to be no map data for the whole peninsula. I can't even look up city names. These kind of data can not be restricted, as there are south korean map services like maps.naver.com/, which provide detailled information. Is Google Maps facing legal problems in South Korea or does it simply avoid being in competition with map services that are already on a high level of development?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Official post: google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

Also:
<< As if that was not enough, we're also extending our coverage in the US with over 30 new cities including New Orleans (LA), Baton Rouge (LA), El Paso (TX), Wichita (KS), Savannah (GA), and Colorado Springs (CO). And to give you even more of a reason to explore Street View, we've hidden a special surprise somewhere in our US imagery so keep your eyes peeled as you take in the views! >>

What do you think the suprise is?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Added another update...)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

A lot of people (Google employees?) are lining up near the Googleplex, is that old or is that the easter egg?


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James [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

That's old, it dates from the original launch of street view.

James [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Oh, that might be new, it's the other side of the campus from where the launch group was, which was 1642 Charleston Rd (approx) and that's now got a proposal – "Marry Me Leslie". gadgets.fosfor.se/google-maps- ... has an image from the launch.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

LOL, if you move around the street outside the main campus, you see lots of googler's on bikes and then this scene:
maps.google.com/maps?cbp=1,354 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Added a third update...)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There's at least 2 fight scenes in the pics of the Google Street View on Charleston Road, outside the main street of all of the Google Buildings in Mountain View.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That easter egg type picture is old and I think I have seen this picture on this forum too :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Juha-Matti did you see the two comments by James above?
[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/137276.h ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Juha-Matti : the original easter egg has been removed by Google several weeks ago, and now there is another one.

The great thing with this update is that I'll be able to update my map of Google signs in Google Street View :)
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jf [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Stefan Krämer : its quite possible that's because of the North Korea v South Korea security situation.

you see a similar thing in Israel/Palestine – there's no mapping there either.

jf [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

fight scene (looks fake...)

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is this the easter egg?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

What I was referring to earlier:


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dpneal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The new imagery round the Googleplex looks like it's using the highest resolution we've seen yet on street view.
Anybody agree?

Could this be a test for a new type of camera?

Also, they are obviously not using the face blurring technology on this patch, or the vehicle number plate blurring. Should they have kept this feature on?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp etc.: Yes I did, but too quickly :-(Thanks for sharing, I know the recent state of easter eggs now.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> The new imagery round the Googleplex looks like it's using
> the highest resolution we've seen yet on street view.
> Anybody agree?

In the beginning for San Francisco, they had hi-res imagery all around – look at the zoom slider, which has 4 not 3 marks:


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Right now in places like Tokyo, even though there's 3 marks on the zoom, it doesn't look like a real zoom feature that would increase quality (it just blows up the normal picture, resulting in low quality).

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