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David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
12 years ago3,961 views

Just spotted this on the Google homepage:
http://www.google.com/help/maps/streetview/gallery/#utm_campaign=en&utm_medium=hpp&utm_source=en-hpp-na-us-gns-svn

It says:
<< Go beyond the streets to ski slopes, new in Street View. >>

Is it new?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And here's the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ4pgcrJU8c&feature=player_embedded

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yep, it's new. Announced earlier today, here's the blog post: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/vancouver-forecast-light-winds.html

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

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It appears that site Streetviewfinland.com is opened, many shots mentioned at thread
http://blogoscoped.com/forum/167260.html

here.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

News article translated to English:

"Raahe Police will examine the secret viewing suspicion

Published on Tuesday in the Google Maps Street View service, the picture the man sitting in the terrace row house trouser ankles. His face has changed beyond all recognition.

Google's Street View service has raised extensive debate in Finland in the world and now the service is completed in Finland. Google's site contains information on how the image can ask for removal.

Finnish law defines trafficking as a crime watch."

Source:
http://www.yle.fi/alueet/oulu/2010/02/raahen_poliisi_tutkii_salakatseluepailya_1436937.html

Net community hs observed that the picture (removed at time of writing) is this:
http://maps.google.fi/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=fi&geocode=&q=maakaarentie+14&sll=64.695455,24.511828&sspn=0.007906,0.043945&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Maakaarentie+14,+92130+Raahe&layer=c&cbll=64.695448,24.511815&panoid=fZKb7G7ZwylRFwOjwrFg-A&cbp=12,343.18,,1,5&ll=64.695448,24.511815&spn=0.000615,0.00239&z=19

from street "Maakaarentie":

http://maps.google.fi/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=fi&geocode=&q=maakaarentie+14&sll=64.695455,24.511828&sspn=0.007906,0.043945&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Maakaarentie+14,+92130+Raahe&layer=c&cbll=64.695499,24.512284&panoid=rJRcBbQdIXJUl3TM1CR7-g&cbp=12,242.21,,0,5&ll=64.695448,24.511815&spn=0.00238,0.010933&t=h&z=17

After googling more there was even The Register story with pictures:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/11/street_view_finland/print.html

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ooops, the blog's link to post
http://blogoscoped.com/forum/167376.html#id167945

here:

http://www.streetviewfinland.com/

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