All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Maps’

Google Launches Biggest-Ever Update To Street View

Google announced today that it has added its 50th country to Street View with the addition of imagery from Hungary and Lesotho. In addition to the two new countries, Google is expanding its Street View imagery in Poland and Romania, among other locations – nearly 350,000 miles of roads across 14 countries. This happens to be the largest single update …

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Google Street View Goes Inside Bizarre Corporate Costume Party

I continue to be amazed by some of the things Google captures in Street View imagery for Google Maps. We’ve seen everything from dead bodies to people having sex on the side of the road, and of course some stunning imagery of underwater scenes, the Grand Canyon, and maybe even a portal to Hell. This isn’t so much amazing as …

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Check Out This Google Street View Hyperlapse Video

Teehan+Lax Labs has put together a Google Street View “hyperlapse” video. It’s pretty cool: Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo. Luckily there are no dead bodies or people having sex featured (though it does go through the imagery pretty fast, so we might just be overlooking them). All imagery in the video was captured using hyperlapse.tllabs.io. Source …

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Redditors Wonder If This Is A Dead Body On Google Street View

Someone submitted a Google Maps link to reddit, which shows a person face down on the ground on the side of the road. The image is from Table Bay Boulevard, Cape Town in South Africa. Here’s the link. The reddit submission comes under the title “a dead body on Google street view (Cape Town)“. It has not been confirmed that …

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Google Map Maker Heads To The UK

Google announced the launch of Google Map Maker in the UK, kicking it off with a MapUp workshop in Bletchley Park. Program Manager Satish Mavuri writes in a post on the Google Maps blog: More than 40,000 people around the world are making contributions and improving Google Maps through Google Map Maker each month. Now it’s your turn to help, whether marking …

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Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View

Google is really onto something with Street View, and the company is really just getting started, now that it’s got the Trekker out on missions. Still, while Google has had a tremendous amount of outdoor imagery for quite sometime, the indoor imagery is a more recent endeavor, and as we’re seeing, Google is taking us inside all kinds of interesting …

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Google Street View Has An Image Of People Having Sex On The Side Of The Road [Only Mildly NSFW]

You can find some interesting imagery on Google Maps Street View. It’s no wonder, given the efforts the company takes to produce it. They’ve even gone so far as to design special equipment to get imagery from the places where it’s just too hard to get a car or even the Street View Trike. Sometimes, you’ll just find some weird …

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Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest

Google, who is no stranger to international dustups over its maps and street view service, has run afoul of India’s federal mapping agency over a recent project to improve upon the country’s maps. Google first announced the Mapathon back in February, saying that they were trying to create better maps for India, “a country where even paper maps have historically …

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April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK]

Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” . “Now you can give your house a lick of fresh paint for free on Street View with Google SCHMICK (Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit),” writes …

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Google Maps Treasure Mode Is More Game Than April Fools’ Joke

Google has been announcing a lot of April Fools’ jokes as usual, but Google Maps Treasure Mode is actually something of a game, and Google is calling on users to play along. “Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps Street View team has indeed found one of history’s long lost relics: a treasure map belonging to the infamous pirate, …

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Country Band ‘Ambushes’ Google Street View Car

Country music group Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys have a new video for their song “Could Be Me,” which looks like they hijacked Google’s Street View imagery by appearing in a set of photos. Oh, and the video is actually called, “Redneck Country Band Ambushes Google Street View Car!” On the YouTube page for the video, it says, “To protect …

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Google Street View Takes You to Abandoned Fukushima Town of Namie-machi

Google is announcing another batch of fresh Street View imagery, this time coming from Japan. More specifically, Namie-machi, a small city in Fukushima Prefecture that’s in the Fukushima exclusion zone. That means that although years have passed since the nuclear accident that occurred as a result of the great earthquake of 2011, Namie-machi’s residents are still unable to return to …

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