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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Google StreetView launches in UK Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.comGoogle have launched their 3D Virtual Map, StreetView in the UK.

Despite the protests from privacy campaigners the service is now available via Google Maps with coverage of many major cities including London, Oxford, Birmingham, Cardiff and Scunthorpe (eh?).

The service allows you to see streets in a virtual 3D environment, pan around 360 degrees and travel along the roads.

To access Street View, fire up Google Maps and drag the street view 'man' icon onto a street. Areas covered by StreetView images will be shown outlined in blue.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not happy Sad i DID see one of the vans in bradford but i'm not on the view where i saw it...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
not happy Sad i DID see one of the vans in bradford but i'm not on the view where i saw it...

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Me too, i saw it in shipley, but the images don't quite go down to where i saw the van. (an orange one with lots of cameras on it)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, plenty of speed cameras in the Street View images, who will be the first t find a Speed Camera Van?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt I'll be shown now as the car was on the other side of the road when it passed me with the cameras up. Crying or Very sad

There's lots of gaps so I guess it will get filled in and joined up in time.

Now, did anyone have a car follow them when you had a PGPSW sticker in the window?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Street View captures traditional British Christmas:

Shoreditch, antlers and vomit

I'm sure there will be many more! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes, check out this site devoted to such things:

GoogleSighsteeing.com
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they've already deleted one view.

Go with me on this... you have a choice - left for New St station, right for "All other traffic" and straight on for "No motor vehicles except for buses, taxis, cycles and access to off street premises". Guess where they decided to go.

Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham. Look north and read the sign. The next photo is missing and you have to "drag" the man across the junction as it isn't linked up.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw one round the corner from me 6 months ago, but i'm not there.... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a black astra has been driving around wolverhampton loads of cameras on roof and google stickers on the side of it
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we have a prize for the best parking?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Google StreetView launches in UK Reply with quote

News Team wrote:
Areas covered by StreetView images will be shown outlined in blue.
Do you know how long it takes them to "develop the film"? Is there an easy way to see what areas they have covered, when? I drove behind one of these cars this week without knowing what it was! I do remember thinking "If I was moving one of those, I wouldn't have put it upright on the roof rack!", but I can't remember where I was at the time. Liverpool or The Wirral?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Google StreetView launches in UK Reply with quote

JockTamsonsBairn wrote:
Do you know how long it takes them to "develop the film"? Is there an easy way to see what areas they have covered, when? I drove behind one of these cars this week without knowing what it was! I do remember thinking "If I was moving one of those, I wouldn't have put it upright on the roof rack!", but I can't remember where I was at the time. Liverpool or The Wirral?

The Register have been tracking them since last year, and their map gives a good idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've found myself on it! Go to 52.39637, -1.78614 and I'm driving the red A3 past the end of the junction.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I'm the red A3.
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