Streetview in UK

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  1. cheetah007 macrumors newbie

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    Does it work?

    if not...anyone know when it will be available?
     
  2. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think street view is available to the UK yet. However, I don't know when It will become available.
     
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  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    streetview works as long as you don't mind looking at streets in France, the US, Australia or Japan
    basically, there is no actual street view data in the uk, but when there is, we won't need another update to enable it

    also, google tried to start getting the data, but were blocked here because of privacy issues. i think this is now resolved, so its up to google to start gathering data
     
  5. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    wonder if we will need an update to show it in miles instead of km
     
  6. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    readign around the net, the uk version of street view is 'imminent'...but who knows. Google cars were seen around summer. I expect major city's like London, Manchester, Birmingham to be done but not much else. In fact, i reckon we'll only get london zones 1-3 enabled first! :s
     
  7. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    I have and my dad has seen the google camera cars around once or twice ..... they only just got clearance from the EU to start doing it plus they have to mask all identifiable faces in the images so it will be slower to get around but it is happening
     
  8. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Bristol's been done, google camera cars have been spotted (a few months ago now) and complained about in the local press :rolleyes:
    There's loads of cities in spain on streetview.

    look at the street view coverage in Australia! even the desert roads in between cities have been done!
     
  9. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Cool, if little places like bristol has been done that's a good sign ;) (kidding mate)

    Good point - deserts have no faces so it's pretty easy to do.

    God Bless google.
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    THe Register (theregister.co.uk) has an ongoing map using google maps showing sightings http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/09/street_view_update/
    (there are other maps showing other places a picture of the cars have been taken)


    A lot of the cities have been covered, but we're waiting on Google to get it ok'd the data crunched and put out. afaik, London, Manchester, Birmingham, etc.
    (e.g. London was 4 months or so back and they might have been taking pictures previously).
     
  11. bustermac macrumors newbie

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    Actually saw a google car in Chadwell Heath, RM5 today.

    Will have to see if I make it on there.
     
  12. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Any predictions/guesses on streetview debuting for us gloomy UK users? :)
     
  13. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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  14. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    have you guys seen this? Looks like google were beaten to it years ago...or maybe these guys invented streetview before google?

    http://www.seety.co.uk/
     

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