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vortex [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
9 years ago16,375 views

via twitter:

twitter.com/adrianweckler

Oops! Apparently I shouldn't've tweeted that. It's embargoed. But Google only picked a couple of hacks to tell. I wasn't one of em. Oh well.
14 minutes ago via web

So Google is to launch Streetview in Ireland tomorrow?
22 minutes ago via web
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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Nice :-) Also Brazil will get Street View tomorrow.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Nice, thank you Vortex

vortex [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

looking through the tweets – yes brazil is also on the cards. and luxembourg.

but no doubt google will surprise us with even more exotic streetview areas.

thats my whole day gone tommorow anyway!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

OK I've the proof Street View will be launched today in Brazil
I have the first pics :)

Ireland : irishtimes.com/newspaper/irela ...

Luxembourg : no more information about that

vortex [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

hasnt gone live yet in google maps. 09:18am , UK time.

will post back when it goes live.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Antartica? WTF?
guardian.co.uk/technology/2010 ...

vortex [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #


ITS LIVE!

streetview ireland. coverage is staggering – seems like every road in ireland is covered. wow.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

All Ireland + three areas in Brazil + a single path in Antarctica
zorgloob.com/2010/09/30/google ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Antartica, very cool images

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Also

google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

Grega M. [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

FYI, Google also asked for permission to do Street view in Slovenia (small country east of Italy) but the administration rejected them...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Really, Greag? Could you give me a link or more where I could check that fact? It's interesting, I didn't know Slovenians had the same thought than Germans...
Too bad, it's a nice country which deserves to be on Street View

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

BTW, Grega, I learnt some months ago that Google was looking for drivers for their Street View cars in Croatia. Then, no more news.
Do you have more information about that?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Slovenia on Google Street View :)
maps.google.com/maps?f=q&s ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

"Dead Bodies Captured By Brazil’s Google Street View Debut"

techcrunch.com/2010/10/01/goog ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

At least this time it's not a deer

Grega M. [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Roger: how cool. This is how close they got to... :)

Tom:
ip-rs.si/varstvo-osebnih-podat ...
(in Slovene, of course...:))
It is an official response to Google
In short, it says:
-by capturing these data, a new "register" of personal data will be created and there is no legal base for such action
-publishing the date and place of the shooting is now enough as the information would not reach all the people
-if they capture the photo, it has to be anonymized immediately after the shooting (before any copying to some data center)

Related to Croatia. I was searching for some news related to that but there is no new ones after beginning of May when they were searching for cyclists in Croatia. As they say there that these will be driving around for three months, the data would probably be available later. However, there are no cars mentioned and I would assume that if somebody would see some, he/she would take a photo.

Anyway, until there is street view, some geo-located photos of Slovenia are available here:
geopedia.si/Geopedia_en.html?p ...
There are, of course, no pictures of individuals. Or if they are, they have been anonymized. Or if they were not, nobody noticed that so far :)

[fixed URL --roger]

Grega M. [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Hm, broken link, really long one. Cannot shorten it.

[www.ip-rs.si/varstvo-osebnih-podatkov/iskalnik-
po-odlocbah-in-mnenjih/odlocbe-in-mnenja-
varstvo-osebnih-podatkov/
?tx_jzvopdecisions_pi1[showUid]=1943&
cHash=40b3fc486d]

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Grega M. and others who have trouble posting awkward URLs in this forum:

URLs have a restricted character set, and any character outside that set should be URL-escaped by replacing it with its escape code. Here's a list of URL escape codes that you might need:
december.com/html/spec/esccode ...

There was a time when browsers escaped the addresses in their URL bar, but one by one they seem to have stopped doing this, perhaps because it confused users to see a different URL than the one they had typed in.

And for any web developers out there, why not just design your website to avoid characters like square brackets that cause problems for your site visitors? The ampersand can be hard to avoid, but I don't know any valid reason to include any of these other characters in a URL.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Grega : Hvala, hvala in hvala! (one of the only few Slovenian/Croatian words I know ^^)
I usually say that local laws are useless or 'anti-people' when it's against street view, because no one part (Google, country, visitors, ...) is winner. This time anyway, the reason about "it shouldn't be sent to other DC" looks OK for me, I understand the rational fear here. I don't say it's a good law, but it's not a bad or stupid law. Go Slovenia, go!

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