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Dorsetmike
Mar-17-2010, 14:27
I see that there is now almost full cover of UK and much of western Europe, exceptions seem to be Eire, Belgium and Germany, (have their governments banned it?) while Portugal is still patchy. Of points further east, only parts of Czechoslovakia appear.

Rural parts of Spain, Italy and France seem to only have major roads covered

Australia, New Zealand and Japan show as do most of USA and the southern parts of Canada, a few spots in Mexico and Alaska.


Another thing I noticed is that you can often see the joins between shots when you zoom in and pan round, look at the eaves of houses, fences or walls for breaks in horizontal lines, sometimes horizons and cars too.(there's a break right down the front corner of my house!)


clicky (http://www.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bh12+2bg&sll=51.013323,-1.345139&sspn=0.299805,0.608368&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Poole,+Dorset+BH12+2BG,+United+Kingdom&layer=c&cbll=50.730535,-1.928176&panoid=MrKkD3j02KW7nmze8eeOhg&cbp=12,338.48,,0,-10&ll=50.731457,-1.927221&spn=0.009371,0.019011&z=16)

It takes a while to load

Look at me roofline, it's also vivsible but less obvious at the front wall and pavement kerbstone. I can date it within a few days, to around April 20th last year, by the Wisteria in flower and it looks like a rose just showing colour on the trellis

Krummhorn
Mar-17-2010, 17:09
Very nice looking home, Mike :up:.

Love the greenery - I can see how you appreciate and like working in your garden areas.

Dorsetmike
Mar-17-2010, 17:30
The link isn't working here, I did try doing "quote" of your post, but there is nothing after your comment on my garden area. The part containing the link and everything after is not included in the quote! The Yellow man street view icon does flash but that's all!

I can view locations if I open Google map on Tucson Arizona, I did manage to find your church by its address (Google search, I'm a nosy ***) but I also found a problem looking for a friends place in Pa, although they can see their place, the nearest street view I could access was the main road about half mile away, I could get the normal satellite view, but not street view.

Strange goings on !! Be intersting to see if others can see it, maybe there is some sort of restriction on viewing outside USA?

Dorsetmike
Mar-18-2010, 18:48
This one's a bit different!
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?layer=c&cbll=52.472714,-2.086625&cbp=12,78.79,,0,-40&ved=0CBUQ2wU&ei=w2GaS8j9Ode2sgbzop2-Aw&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cradley+Heath,+West+Midlands+B645BB,+United+ Kingdom&t=h&panoid=hyEWyeTOWGhrtLF4NBQ6xQ&ll=52.472714,-2.086625&spn=0,359.999406&z=21

Not sure how it got on line! Appears on the next frame west.

Contratrombone64
Mar-18-2010, 22:45
Mike - I think you need a hobby.

Dorsetmike
Mar-18-2010, 23:58
No, if I was going for falconry I'd prefer a Kestrel ;)

Soubasse
Mar-19-2010, 01:34
This one's a bit different!
Not sure how it got on line! Appears on the next frame west.

Took me a while to realise what that was!! At first it looked as though the Vogons were invading.:grin:

As for people who need hobbies, I don't envy the task of collating and linking however many millions of photos were taken for Googles street view - what an undertaking!

Dorsetmike
Mar-19-2010, 12:22
CT, I should point out that I did not spend forever trawling through the Google images, the pliers were posted on another forum.

JHC
Mar-19-2010, 23:22
I tried to find my house but all you could see were trees and a cemetery, it is a wonderful tool amazing how you can twist it through 360 deg

Dorsetmike
Mar-19-2010, 23:54
I've since seen some more strange ones, 2 frames with lads "mooning at the camera, one with a seagull nearly filling the screen, another with a barechested man giving a 2 fingered salute rom a window. Doesn't say much for their quality control

JHC
Mar-20-2010, 00:10
you should post the links

wljmrbill
Mar-20-2010, 04:16
Nice place Mike.. Is that a bird feeder or possible lamp by the door.. Love all the greenery around.

Contratrombone64
Mar-22-2010, 00:10
How hilarious - I'd moon at them, too, if I knew it was google street view cars at their job. Don't they drive about in unidetified cars to stop people being risible?

Contratrombone64
Mar-22-2010, 00:12
This one's a bit different!
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?layer=c&cbll=52.472714,-2.086625&cbp=12,78.79,,0,-40&ved=0CBUQ2wU&ei=w2GaS8j9Ode2sgbzop2-Aw&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cradley+Heath,+West+Midlands+B645BB,+United+ Kingdom&t=h&panoid=hyEWyeTOWGhrtLF4NBQ6xQ&ll=52.472714,-2.086625&spn=0,359.999406&z=21

Not sure how it got on line! Appears on the next frame west.

looks like a rather enormous sandstone thingumagiggy

Dorsetmike
Mar-22-2010, 01:03
Bill, that's a satellite TV dish, above right of the door if you move the view to near the door (click on the arrow pointing into Layton road) and look at it you can see it better, the next houise up the hill has one as well, more easily recognisable.

CT the cars they used here were smallish black hatchbacks, the cameras were mounted on a sturdy pole fastened to a roof rack, looked about 3'/1M high, so easily recognisable.

One bone of contention is that the police often stop photographers on the street and search them under anti terrorism laws, sometimes getting quite nasty about it and yet Google can photograph the whole country including military establishments that can be seen from public roads. and other "sensitive" locations.

marval
Mar-23-2010, 20:54
Unfortunately the lads mooning were in my town, I hasten to add not all the residents do that.

It is interesting what you can see.


Margaret

OLDUDE
Mar-23-2010, 22:46
HI Mike,
I guess you're not getting my address.
heaven knows what you might see.
Cheers john

Dorsetmike
Mar-23-2010, 23:33
You mean that's you at the bedroom window scratching yer butt?

marval
Mar-24-2010, 00:00
Oh Please, there are some things I don't want to see.


Margaret

Dorsetmike
Mar-24-2010, 00:39
Had a look at your close too Margaret, that's not your Landrover is it? ;)

Corno Dolce
Mar-24-2010, 16:43
GrandDame Margaret in a LandRover???

Thats way too pedestrian - An Aston Martin is way more bespoke and proper for a Noblewoman like her.

marval
Mar-24-2010, 18:03
Well Mike and CD, the Landrover is really my husbands but I have been in it. The Google picture was a little while ago, we have had the front paved over since then, and hubby has got another Landrover. We went on an off road course last Sunday, but mostly he just goes with the club he belongs to.

An Aston Martin CD? thank you I will have to save up.


Margaret

Dorsetmike
Mar-24-2010, 19:08
I was guessing you were the other side of the road where that red car is.

The only time I drove Landrovers was in the RAF, I didn't have to pay for the petrol!!!!!

marval
Mar-24-2010, 21:03
They only get driven for off road fun now, although the Landrover you can see is ex military.


Margaret

Contratrombone64
Mar-24-2010, 22:41
you people are just so three deminsional!

JHC
Mar-24-2010, 23:46
Had a look at your close too Margaret, that's not your Landrover is it? ;)

What are you lot going on about :confused: I want to see what you are talking about :( come on share the link

Dorsetmike
Mar-24-2010, 23:53
Maybe Margaret should decide if to expose her abode to the view of the masses.

We are actually discussing Google Street View which has spread to all of UK about a week ago. No link to Margaret's place was posted, someone did a post code search of sorts.

marval
Mar-25-2010, 01:05
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?layer=c&cbll=52.002706,-0.769011&cbp=12,291.36,,1,5.33&ved=0CBUQ2wU&ei=nJmqS7S6CpKh_AbU-JCDBQ&ie=UTF8&ll=53.800651,-4.064941&spn=0,306.606445&z=5&panoid=EyTedJqBzUxI7-k-3RNb8A

Have never done this before, hope the above link works. My modest home complete with Landrover.


Margaret

Contratrombone64
Mar-25-2010, 02:27
Nice, unusual, different ...

Contratrombone64
Mar-25-2010, 02:28
What are you lot going on about :confused: I want to see what you are talking about :( come on share the link

I'd also like to see if you nose fits through your front door, J.H.C. ... has Google Maps done Niuziln yet?

JHC
Mar-25-2010, 06:19
I'd also like to see if you nose fits through your front door, J.H.C. ... has Google Maps done Niuziln yet? I shall pretend that I didn't hear that :whistle:

This is the nearest that I can get, my road is on the right which goes down to the River they did not bother to go down the road http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mahoe+road+taumarunui&sll=-37.78374,171.850891&sspn=0.542675,1.031342&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Mahoe+Rd,+Taumarunui+3992&ll=-38.894139,175.343556&spn=0,359.983885&z=16&layer=c&cbll=-38.899977,175.341159&panoid=RkssCELPsP-bUqBuf28vGg&cbp=12,0,,0,5 (http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mahoe+road+taumarunui&sll=-37.78374,171.850891&sspn=0.542675,1.031342&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Mahoe+Rd,+Taumarunui+3992&ll=-38.894139,175.343556&spn=0,359.983885&z=16&layer=c&cbll=-38.899977,175.341159&panoid=RkssCELPsP-bUqBuf28vGg&cbp=12,0,,0,5)
This is the entrance to our golf club, again not much detail and probably not of much interest to anyone
http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Golf+road+taumarunui&sll=-38.884519,175.270686&sspn=0.016837,0.032229&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Golf+Rd,+Taumarunui+3920&ll=-38.869071,175.255255&spn=0.001053,0.002014&z=19&layer=c&cbll=-38.866372,175.252926&panoid=R3f_pI52xn-If7zMqMsJcg&cbp=12,44.51,,0,11.23

Krummhorn
Mar-25-2010, 06:27
Nice looking home, Margaret ...
Took the 360° tour too ... nice surrounding neighbourhood as well.

marval
Mar-25-2010, 18:20
Thank you Krummhorn, it is not too bad where we are.


Margaret

teddy
Jun-15-2010, 15:42
I have been told that if you complain Google will remove (possible fuzz over) photos of your home. Has anyone tried this?

Like your house Margaret. My neighbours had a sklp outside when we were filmed so our house looks like a tip.

teddy

marval
Jun-15-2010, 23:17
Thanks teddy, shame about the skip.


Margaret

Montefalco
Jun-19-2010, 05:36
How hilarious - I'd moon at them, too, if I knew it was google street view cars at their job. Don't they drive about in unidetified cars to stop people being risible?
The car has a camera on top, which is the only way of telling what it is (as far as I know).

Montefalco
Jun-19-2010, 05:43
I have been told that if you complain Google will remove (possible fuzz over) photos of your home. Has anyone tried this?

Someone I know emailed google to complain about this. You can still see the house, but not from a direct view. Instead, you have to look 360 from his neighbors.

Corno Dolce
Jun-19-2010, 07:40
you people are just so three deminsional!

If I could I would give a four-dimensional idea of myself...:grin::grin::grin:

teddy
Jun-19-2010, 11:32
Now we have 3D television you may be able to do so soon.

regards

teddy

Corno Dolce
Jun-19-2010, 21:07
Hi teddy,

'Tis very hard to replicate *Depth-Interpenetrating Space*

Cheers,

CD :tiphat::tiphat::tiphat::tiphat::tiphat:

Ps: The American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright coined the term that I used.

JHC
Jun-19-2010, 23:29
3D is so ancient, as a child we watched the films at the local cinema, the real answer is IMHO Holography, now that will be something to see

Montefalco
Jun-21-2010, 12:07
Holographic television? That would be interesting, although could be slightly off-putting

marval
Jun-26-2010, 20:07
Well was anyone in Scotland when Google went fillming? Who want's to admit to being the horse?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37910015/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

greatcyber
Jun-26-2010, 20:44
Way cool. Here's one of the building we moved to. Must have been last Fall, as the building renovation has been completed on that part. Now they are working on the opposite side (where we are). We're up on the eighth floor. The building was originally build 52 years ago by the neice of George and Ira Gershwin. Leave it to us to instinctively find a building with musical roots! :)


(http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/%3Ciframe%20width=)View Larger Map (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=4300+Boulevard+de+Maisonneuve+Ouest,+Westmount,+ Qu%C3%A9bec,+Canada&sll=45.514516,-73.611056&sspn=0.027787,0.077162&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=4300+Boulevard+de+Maisonneuve+Ouest,+Westmou nt,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Quebec+H3Z+1L1,+Canada&ll=45.485752,-73.591181&spn=0.000861,0.002411&t=h&z=14&iwloc=r0)">
View Larger Map (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=4300+Boulevard+de+Maisonneuve+Ouest,+Westmount,+ Qu%C3%A9bec,+Canada&sll=45.514516,-73.611056&sspn=0.027787,0.077162&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=4300+Boulevard+de+Maisonneuve+Ouest,+Westmou nt,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Quebec+H3Z+1L1,+Canada&ll=45.485752,-73.591181&spn=0.000861,0.002411&t=h&z=14&iwloc=r0)
Have a walk around the area. It is just glorious now with everything in bloom. And oh - all those mansions! Just love walking our little Pez and meeting new peeps.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116117361315393884130.000489f5f63dbff8b2a11&ll=45.484778,-73.591962&spn=0,0.01929&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=45.484777,-73.59197&panoid=tkMfzeqWhWdRNIhOucJ_fw&cbp=12,54.94,,0,16.07

JHC
Jun-26-2010, 22:49
Well was anyone in Scotland when Google went fillming? Who want's to admit to being the horse?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37910015/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

Gee Margaret, it's amazing how some people get their kicks :rolleyes:

marval
Jun-26-2010, 23:06
Yes isn't it Colin, very strange if you ask me.


Stephen why does your link take me to West Bromwich in the UK?

It doesn't look like Canada, or am I doing something wrong.


Margaret

JHC
Jun-26-2010, 23:54
Yes isn't it Colin, very strange if you ask me.


Stephen why does your link take me to West Bromwich in the UK?

It doesn't look like Canada, or am I doing something wrong.


Margaret

Is that a space ship overhead, they have arrived :wave:

Dorsetmike
Jun-27-2010, 00:02
I posted that link to the pliers back on page 1 of this thread!

JHC
Jun-27-2010, 00:09
Ha, another red herring, you are one of them

greatcyber
Jun-27-2010, 00:24
Not sure about the map link (duh?) but the link at the bottom did take me to the street view now. The mansions are on Kensington and surround streets.

Dorsetmike
Jun-27-2010, 00:37
Yep it's working now.

marval
Jun-27-2010, 18:58
Ah yes, that is better Stephen.


Margaret

greatcyber
Jun-27-2010, 23:30
If you take a "virtual walk around" it is truly beautiful, even in Fall when these images seem to have been taken.

marval
Jun-27-2010, 23:43
Hi Stephe,

I took the walk round, it looks lovely.


Margaret

greatcyber
Jun-30-2010, 06:54
It's so peaceful and it just "feels" so nice. Now to meet a rich old person with no family to adopt me, lol.

Dorsetmike
Jun-30-2010, 12:35
It's so peaceful and it just "feels" so nice. Now to meet a rich old person with no family to adopt me, lol.

Sounds like a plan, if you find a nest of them, throw one this way.

greatcyber
Jul-01-2010, 22:09
Sure Mike, be happy to, lol. I've been showing this link to everyone in my family. It's pretty amazing what you can see by scrolling in and out, dragging the pointer all over the city, into Old Montreal, just by double clicking on the streets and then looking in all directions. Fabulous technology!

Buchpteclare
Jul-03-2010, 18:35
Oh wow, my old stomping grounds. My grandparents lived on Ste. Catherine, near Kensington. I spent many a day in Westmount park. Many of the old homes now are owned by business concerns. Things have changed. ATB!
Rusty