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Street View Van in Washington, D.C.  (View post)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
10 years ago3,357 views

I wish it would come to Europe.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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Update: Michael T. Jones, Chief Technologist of Gogle Earth informs me "Only some of the Street View data is from Immersive, but not all of it. We have our own platforms and also license data from Immersive and others. San Francisco & South Bay are collected by us at greater resolution than Immersive."
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Orlando [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I say the VW car about a month ago on Highway 183 in Bedfore or Euless, TX [ maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&l ...]. Maybe I will able to see myself since I was behind it for about a minute before I passed it. The car also had cameras on the rear bumper.

JeffJonez [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Great, one more thing to fear as I walk the streets of DC. :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yes,
BUT, if you're stuck with no money, i'm sure they'll give you a ride.. :)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Its interesting to see how companies are coming up with new technologies to photograph cities and buildings.

Back in February, I read an article about how a Canadian company plans on photographing every house in America. They want to sell that data to banks and Insur. companies. Just imagine if you will, all that data paired up with a site like Zillow.com.

azstarnet.com/metro/167865.php

What will they think of next?

Jesse Heath [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Today, at 6:30pm, I saw a Ford Windstar with Florida plates at 1st and Maryland NE (i.e., outside the Supreme Court) with the giant panorama camera on top. The car didn't have a decal, though.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I should make one and drive it around town to see people running away!

Andrew Zitnay [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Just noticed that one of the VW's is parked in our garage... We must have an employee in the building. Now I just gotta find out who it is :).

Andrew Zitnay [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I haven't been able to find out anything definitive, but supposedly the Immersive Media people who were in my building have moved on to Baltimore... So, hopefully they're done, and DC will be up in the not too distant future.

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