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Old 06-30-08, 08:23 PM
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I Found Myself - Google Maps - Street View

If you are familiar with Google Map's Street View, where they sent vehicles equipped with 360 degree cameras and added it as a function to their Maps page. Well, I was fooling around last night and found that Google caught me in action.

Link is here.

Thankfully, I wasn't caught riding on the sidewalk or scratching something. I originally was going to title the thread "Does My Butt Look Big?", but then I was thinking I can't be the only guy the Google cams caught out there, so maybe this might make a good sticky for other folks... if they ever find themselves.

* Okay, all the posters that I ever alienated can now get their retribution.
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Old 06-30-08, 08:25 PM
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How about a Satellite view.

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thats some great timing!

cool stuff
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how long did it take to post up? I was driving my work vehicle a few weeks ago and saw one of those cars on the freeway. I pulled along side and waved and smiled at the camera. I can't wait to see if it caught me
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Old 06-30-08, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeffbeerman2 View Post
how long did it take to post up? I was driving my work vehicle a few weeks ago and saw one of those cars on the freeway. I pulled along side and waved and smiled at the camera. I can't wait to see if it caught me
I'm not sure. The first time I noticed my area had the Street View was last night. How long it's been up I don't know. I think that photo is from last summer because some of the lawns are showing sign's of last year's drought, roads under re-construction that are now finished, and changes on my bike that didn't show up. I barely remember seeing the camera car, and I remember it being at a different place. Maybe they got me twice. I still have half my route to check. I followed my route along and the car seems to have at one point gone through an Arby's drive through, but it's shown as part of the main road.

My guess is that if they "got you on film" then your picture should be up as soon as the Street View function is available in your area. And that should be no longer than a year from that date.

Dam, I wish I could remember. Same thing happened with the show "First 48". I recall seeing the yellow tape one day, the crowd standing around, and the cameramen. But I thought it was after a fire. Then like a year later I'm watching TV and see that it was a murder scene. That explained it. I knew there was something strange at the time. Just... ahh, I'm so clueless. Anyways, I got the episode from iTunes and checked to see if I was in the back ground. They edited me out so it wasn't worth posting about.
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Old 07-01-08, 02:47 AM
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If you look at the same view in Google Earth it puts the date (most of the time) of the photographs on the gray bar at the bottom. The one of my place was last done in Feb 2006.

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Taking the lane I see.
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Panniers AND a backpack? Or is that a hydration pack?
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Man, that's awesome.
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Taking the lane I see.
He's getting ready to turn left
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Thats pretty cool.
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I found my self on street view.... but my location shall remain anonymous
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Originally Posted by unkchunk View Post
I originally was going to title the thread "Does My Butt Look Big?"
Tom posted a satellite view. Dude, it's so big you can see it from outer space!
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cool, I went all along my route and didn't see MYself! we had our house deleted from it.
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Old 07-01-08, 11:38 AM
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Not on my bike, but Google has a sat image of me backing the car out of my garage.

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There's nothing cool about this big brother crap. Unless one doesn't mind having no privacy what so ever.
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Originally Posted by chingon77 View Post
There's nothing cool about this big brother crap. Unless one doesn't mind having no privacy what so ever.
Everything is photographed from public property (except for a few cases where there are lawsuits). It's not like they are in your living room (except for that one YouTube video making fun of Street View). Nothing big brother about it. Lighten up, Francis.
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Originally Posted by chingon77 View Post
There's nothing cool about this big brother crap. Unless one doesn't mind having no privacy what so ever.
Google isn't big brother. I would care if the gov't was doing it and then keeping the photos from us. As long as everyone has the same amount of privacy I am fine.
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Personally I love Google Earth, it’s helped me plan more scenic roads for the wife and I to bike on. You can see so much more from an aerial view, than you can from the ground: like were different roads link up to MUPs, and so forth; especially when you are not familiar with the town you wish to ride in.

For better, or worse I can spend hours on Google Earth just seeing if I can find various places all over the world…

P.S. I never worry about "Big Brother", because I don't have anything to hide... and if I did, I know the Government has much better photos of everything than Google Earth has...
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And if your jersey isn't bright enough to be seen from orbit, it ain't bright enough! That's my Soviet Union jersey, by the way.

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Tom posted a satellite view. Dude, it's so big you can see it from outer space!
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Everything is photographed from public property (except for a few cases where there are lawsuits). It's not like they are in your living room (except for that one YouTube video making fun of Street View). Nothing big brother about it. Lighten up, Francis.
How is this stuff viewed from public property? Is it regular joe shmoes walking around the street taking snapshots of everything? And yes big brother, which in this case were given it as a tool we can use. There's more to this stuff then you'd think.
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My understanding is that it is a van that drives around and takes pics/film of the street and what's around and on it. Most of the time (although not all) they seem to blur out the faces of peds and other people you see so you can't tell who they are. It's kind of interesting, if a bit creepy. My wife and I looked all around Chinatown in SF the other day.
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Originally Posted by Tabor View Post
Google isn't big brother. I would care if the gov't was doing it and then keeping the photos from us. As long as everyone has the same amount of privacy I am fine.
During the cold war the government littered the earths orbit with a bunch of satellites. This was used to keep track of its slaves, the public. This was done under the guise of "Star Wars" in order to protect the US from nuclear attack, this is the party line we were given and of course we believe because were brainwashed to mindlessly put our fate into the governments hands (this goes for any country and any government in the world since we've been globalized for a long time.) You can look it up, most of this info is declassified. Most of the major corporations, especially those dealing with information are controlled and owned by the CIA. You might want to check out something called "operation mockingbird." This google earth stuff (information corporation) is really old technology that has probably been in use by governments for over 30 years. The public gets to use this type of technology when its antiquated and outdated, so just imagine what is in use right now. The technology we are given to use by our masters is pretty low tech, just look at our crappy cell phones, cars that still run off combustion, slow computers, GPS systems that are so-so, shot even the bikes we use.
Privacy was something people used to cherish not to long ago. People would fight, riot, get up in arms for the privacy. But now we've been conditioned by our masters to divulge all our personal information so freely and without thought which is stored away in databases which keeps track of people. For the most part we put our entire personal lives and info on sites like myspace, facebook, youtube, blogs, photobucket and whenever you register for a site and give all your personal info away, e.t.c.. Just remember all this info is tracked and recorded somewere, the same way our telephone conversations are, our emails, Instant messaging conversations, even this post i'm typing.e.t.c.. Profiles on people are created with the info.

To most this may sound like a bunch of hogwash, but like i said one can look at the declassified info and facts and find out for themselves if one chooses to, its not exactly a secret. Or we can choose to believe the party line and not think for ourselves.
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My understanding is that it is a van that drives around and takes pics/film of the street and what's around and on it. Most of the time (although not all) they seem to blur out the faces of peds and other people you see so you can't tell who they are. It's kind of interesting, if a bit creepy. My wife and I looked all around Chinatown in SF the other day.
That is Interesting. I've heard of FBI agents looking forward to retiring because they have an option to ride around in UPS vehicles decked out with surveillance equipment used to keep tabs on folks. hmmmm
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