Google Launches Street View in UK

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Just spent a good hour wasting time walking in my neighbourhood streets…
    :D
    I am amazed by the coverage. Excellent.

    BBC link…

     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I have been playing all morning too. Works on the iPhone as well.

    Found a few odd people around different friends' houses :D
     
  3. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    It is weird sitting at my window and looking at the view through my computer display.
    Just the seasons are wrong. We were definitely "snapped" in mid summer

    Haven't found any strangers lurking though.
    :)
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I had the same feeling, seeing all these local places with the sunny skies make me want summer again.

    I had been trying to work out when the pictures around me were taken. Google have done a pretty good job of blurring out the details. Zooming in on a (now closed) dry cleaners they have a sign up showing bank holiday opening times. The dates on them suggest it was the May bank holiday. So my areas was snapped then.
     
  5. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Checked this out earlier. Found a friend and his Porsche on display in his garage - I think we'll be asking Google to remove that one ;)
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    There's nothing showing near to my home.

    It's ok though, I know what it looks like. ;)
     
  7. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    Why? Doesn't his wife know?
    :p
     
  8. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    That's great fun,the ones of Brixton were done early June last year going by the BBQ being advertised at my local one o'clock club. Yet another way to waste my life.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I wonder how much Google had to pay in congestion charges to get photos of Central London ;)
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I would assume Google would use Google to search for the congestion charge times and would've gone in at the weekends :D
     
  11. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Hmm

    This is obviously very good news for people living in the 20 cities which have been photographed, as they can have a look around their neighbourhoods.

    I just wish I could, my town probably won't be on there for a while, so I can't really get too excited about it.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Oh, lol. I assumed it was a 24/7 thing :D
     
  13. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I've been photographed! I was out walking somewhere in London, and turned round to find a Google car right next to me. Had the cameras on top and the logo on the doors and everything.

    Greatly excited, I rushed home to look myself up, and was greatly disappointed to find that UK Street View was nowhere near launching yet :( (hey, I was younger then... ) So I promptly forgot about it.

    Now, it's finally launched, and I can't bloody remember where I was standing when I was photographed!

    I have to say, I understand some of the privacy concerns - I had some qualms when I realised what I was standing next to. I'm not that private a person - I've been in the media a bit - but on my own terms please, not by someone creeping up behind me to splash me on the net's biggest website.
     
  14. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Just google it! :p

    The Colonel is hiding!
     

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  15. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Ah, I see they ran it through iPhoto's Faces ;)
     
  16. dkbuilds macrumors newbie

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    Street view is amazing, my favorite place to look is Barcelona!
     

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