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Keir Clarke [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
11 years ago6,356 views

Street View has been added to Google Maps for DC and Seattle – I think that is all for this update.

Keir Clarke [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Baltimore as well.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here are the two updates
> ['Washington','DC',38.892093,-77.024055],
> ['Seattle','WA',47.618565,-122.348935],

Keir Clarke [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

The Google LatLong blog says there is also an Easter egg in today's update,

"To give you even more of a reason to explore Street View, we've hidden another special surprise somewhere in our US imagery so keep your eyes peeled. Need a hint to get you started? It's in the home state of someone whose name you'll see on the ballot today."

Any ideas?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here's Google's post:
google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

Obama was born in Hawaii and is the Senator of Illinois. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, Panama, and is Senator of Arizona. Other nominees include Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney. (Thank you Wikipedia.)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hmm, can anyone see the White Hhouse in Street View?

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Mark Perkins [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

If you "stand" looking south at the corner of 16th and H, you can see some of the White House. Similarly, you can see a little bit of it looking north across the Ellipse from Constitution.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Street View coverage now for the USA (sorry Sarah Palin, no Alaska, sorry Barrack Obama, no Hawai)


zorgloob.com/images2/sv-USA-no ...



You can now reach Richmond from Boston (East coast) completely with Google Street View.

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Sweet. I do certain house inspections in the Seattle area... maybe I can cut corners with Google Street View:)

Alex Porter [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I see Alaska coverage in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks. It almost gets to Wasilla, but not quite sadly.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There is a label "Google Googleplex" in Mountain View, CA. Is it new?
maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&hl ...

BTW, there is also a Mountain View in Hawaii, but I doubt it's a joke ;)

Jake Peterson [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

HERE IT IS. It took place in Pittsburgh, PA. I was involved in the project and actually posted about it a few months ago. Check out my full wrap up and then give the artists some link love. We worked for months on the project.

Full wrap up with links to the easter egg:

youropinionsarewrong.com/2008/ ...

Jake Peterson [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

And link directly to the streetview project:
maps.google.com/maps?cbp=1,75. ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That is very fun too :-D
maps.google.com/maps?cbp=2,129 ...

thank you Jake

but is there a presidential candidate which is from Pensylvannia?

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML: Well, Vice-Presidenr-elect Joe Biden is from Scranton, Pennsylvania... as he tells us every 15 minutes.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks for the explaination Mysterius

I like that too ;)


i34.tinypic.com/3478il3.png

Jake Peterson [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Ha Ha, Yes. That is my tripod that she is petting.

Motti [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> There is a label "Google Googleplex" in Mountain View, CA. Is it new? maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&hl ...

They've also labelled Mozilla Foundation nearby – what's cheeky is the Mozilla only own two buildings on Landing Dr not the whole complex.

Has any found any other corporations marked? (Quick check shows Yahoo and Microsoft's HQs aren't.)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The story is mentioned (and linked) here:
news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-1 ...

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