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Google Maps Street View

 
 
George
 
Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 03:58 pm
This is slick. I typed in my home address, clicked "Street View" and then
when I clicked on the little orange man, I was looking right into my
driveway.

There's been a bit of a brouhaha about privacy, I hear.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:04 pm
last time i checked, they had only done Bahstin proper and hadn't yet extended to the 'burbs...

you can just see a little piece of the west wall of our house...

i noticed they also added a "Terrain" feature...
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George
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:09 pm
They've got most of the closer ones.
That must have taken a whole heck of a lot of driving around.
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mismi
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:11 pm
It doesn't have it for my address... Sad probably just as well though
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:17 pm
I was all over this feature when Phoenix was added ... back in October I think. Pretty cool feature, and very handy. Terrain feature pretty neat as well.

Privacy concerns are fairly minimal, I'd think.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:18 pm
judging from the amount of greenery, i'd say the shot was taken in june or july...
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:26 pm
Post your address...then we can all peak at your driveway! Twisted Evil
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 04:49 pm
You think that's intrusive, check out zillow.com.
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mrhunt
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 03:12 am
thats incredible....I just checked out zillow.com and It SHows Real estate information on all homes in my neighborhood...it knows what homes are sold,For how much,Photos and tons more.....

Scary whats on the internet now a days.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 08:33 am
mrhunt wrote:
thats incredible....I just checked out zillow.com and It SHows Real estate information on all homes in my neighborhood...it knows what homes are sold,For how much,Photos and tons more.....

Scary whats on the internet now a days.



I have gone to my county property appraiser's website, and checked on house sales. I know exactly what my neighbors have paid for their houses. This is public information. The only difference is that in the past you had to go down to the office to research the information.

I am not crazy about zillow. At best, their figures are an approximation.

Also, if nobody else has mentioned it check:

www.zabasearch.com

And if you think that you have privacy after you're dead, check:

http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 08:36 am
I wonder if it is like google earth.

Dont quote me on this.. but.. I heard that google earth's images ( when you zoom in on a private residence) is from about 2 years ago.
Apparently it is a way to keep peoples privacy, while allowing others to use the zoom feature..
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 11:05 am
I dunno, I was just able to pull up Street View for my house Shocked and the tree in front is the right size, but without autumn foliage. I'm guessing that the image is 3 or so months old. Oy.
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caribou
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 11:16 am
Okay, using the links on this thread, I have discovered the address and phone number of an old boyfriend, seen the house from satellite, and now know the house's worth...

Yes, I think it's a little frightening what you can easily find out over the internet.

For alot of people, knowing just their name can produce blogs, photo albums and jobs.

And I'm not even high tech.

Scary.

Course, using the street level on Google, I "walked" down south street in Philly. That was pretty cool.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 11:17 am
how do i use google street ?
is it a program?
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caribou
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 11:23 am
google map link

There's a new button that says street level. Clicking on it, gives you blue streets and a little yellow guy that you can click on.
But only some places have the street level. Look for the camera icon...
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 11:26 am
Surprised WOW
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 10:39 pm
jes wrote:
I dunno, I was just able to pull up Street View for my house Shocked and the tree in front is the right size, but without autumn foliage. I'm guessing that the image is 3 or so months old. Oy.

yep -- that's definitely from this year...
the hibiscus is in bloom, so it was prolly taken sometime in august...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 10:46 pm
We will catch up before the apocolypse.....

Nothing to see here, anyway... Rolling Eyes
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 24 Dec, 2007 06:50 am
caribou wrote:
google map link

There's a new button that says street level. Clicking on it, gives you blue streets and a little yellow guy that you can click on.
But only some places have the street level. Look for the camera icon...


I don' see no steekeeng "street level" button...
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 24 Dec, 2007 06:53 am
snood wrote:
caribou wrote:
google map link

There's a new button that says street level. Clicking on it, gives you blue streets and a little yellow guy that you can click on.
But only some places have the street level. Look for the camera icon...


I don' see no steekeeng "street level" button...


Snood, it is only available for certain areas that show a camera. It is not available for Canadian cities, but is available for many U.S. cities.
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