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justinf [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
5 years ago7,840 views

via here:

googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2 ...

with embedded examples...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

wooooooooooooooooooooooot!

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

resolution in london is pretty good. looks like the imagery was taken last summer (2008) , judging by some of the movie adverts on buses

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

*** Google will come in Switzerland too! ***
letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/3a2a3478- ... (in French)

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

there's extra coverage in northern france as well – calais, le harve, amiens , area around lille extended , rouen.

definitely a lot more in france than the original tour-de-france streetview coverage.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

eastern france – strasbourg to hagenau. dont remember that being there before.

think there might be extra coverage in italy too – area around rome and naples looks extended. city of bari in the south too.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

and ireland too.
area around belfast going north to larne is covered.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

belfast will be interesting – gotta find those infamous loyalist & republican wall murals...

Above 8 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

couldnt get this to link directly so here's my first belfast wall mural pic


i43.tinypic.com/atn2s.png



its around this area in google streetview if you pan around (direct link didnt work for me)

is.gd/nWz9

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Looks like Sheffield imagery was taken around 13th July 2008:

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

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

another belfast wall mural – oh dear, the face blurring tech even applies to something thats painted!


i42.tinypic.com/34946t5.png



namit [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Wonder what the government will have to say about this?

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

they cant do anything namit – its not illegal to take photos in the street.

they'd have to ban the taking of photos in public places.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

flickr.com/photos/shinerclay/2 ...
=> maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&so ...

flickr.com/photos/rodcorp/2653 ...
=> maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&so ...

Belfast Billy [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Thanks, Google. I love it. Woop. :)

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

northern ireland countryside... stunning

is.gd/nWOA

Bazza [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

UK coverage already works on the iPhone as well. :)

Neutravo [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

In Spain: Oviedo and Zaragoza. Metropolitan areas of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Seville were added too.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Udine , north-eastern Italy is new.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

neutravo is correct – i've noticed that barcelona coverage used to be confined to just the city – now expands out to a big area surrounding the city.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Cagliari on the island of Sardinia..

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Somehow seeing this Abbey Road photo *without* four people crossing it in odd ways is... odd.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

oasis album – "whats the story morning glory" , in streetview

icanhaz.com/morningglory

TimM [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

"they'd have to ban the taking of photos in public places. "
That's on the cards I'm sure.

They can already prevent you taking photos of anything they deem "sensitive" using anti-terror laws, which has led to an abuse of powers by the police who don't understand just what is and isn't allowed. There is also encouragement for the public to treat photographers with suspicion and report them in case they might be a terrorist. Won't be long I bet before public photography is no longer a right. Of course spying on the population with CCTV is another matter.

Yv. [PersonRank 7]

5 years ago #

And within hours people found stuff like a famous dutch presenter with a 'unknown' woman:

maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&so ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

And you have a problem with a famous man being with an unknown woman?

I just think it's a pity they didn't arrange for some famous people to be on that Abbey Road crossing when they drove along that street.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Stitching error:

maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8& ...

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Scratch that, it's fixed

Suz Q [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Two large areas of the NE coast of Scotland are mapped in addition to the cities of Dundee and Aberdeen.

Luke [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Is the Auto Suggest feature in Google Maps new? It has always suggested place I've visited before in a drop-down but not general street name that match my input. Now I see those as well.

Luke [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

apparently this doesn't work on maps.google.com but it does on maps.google.de

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

how about this for a sea view.. Positano , south of Naples in Italy

is.gd/o21g

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

another view of Positano in streetview
is.gd/o2io

here's an evening photo of this place..


easitalytours.com/public/uploa ...


Rich [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Max Headroom

maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q& ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Pegman in Rotterdam thnx to Hebbet,

googlewatchblog.de/2009/03/19/ ...

Playing hide and seek?


websonic.nl/nieuws/032009/imag ...

timbertime [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Looks like the missed out Buckingham Palace.
quezi.com/5338

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Wally found?

is.gd/o9If

not sure if this is the real Wheres Wally easter egg. but it might be...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[put at-character here]timbertime: start here maps.google.com/maps?ll=51.501 ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

And Street View enabled:
maps.google.com/maps?t=h&q ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

yes, buckingham palace is not covered.

however there is a paddington bear in several locations.

found him here in trafalgar square:

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

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #



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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Tut tut Tom, stay off 4chan :P

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[Google] European Public Policy Blog's coverage at
googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.co ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

From Connaught Square (London):
maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q& ...

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/po ...
(Tony Blair lives here)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

'Google launches Street View despite privacy concerns':
technology.timesonline.co.uk/t ...

"....
Simon Davies, director of Privacy International, argued that the company should have sought the consent of the communities it was photographing before launching the service. He vowed to fight the service until it was taken down.

The Information Commissioner’s office was consulted by Google about its plans, and gave approval for the launch. Lawyers doubt any legal action could succeed.

Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Affairs Home Affairs spokesperson, said he would be bringing the matter before ministers at parliament today.
...."

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

there are sooooo many CCTV cameras in UK, and they are still concerned about their privacy? OMG... <(-_-')>

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Street View spots ET etc:
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1 ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

And new UK cities coming to Street View:

"There have been reported sightings in areas such as Worthing, Bexhill-on-sea, Eastbourne, Southampton, Redding, Buckingham, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Tunbridge Wells. It also appears that Bradford, Bolton and Blackburn as well as Dundee are also very much on the Google radar.
...."

itvibe.com/news/4645/

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