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Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building

We’ve seen plenty of strange things within Google’s Street View photography, but this is a new one, at least to me. Have you ever seen Google display a building, reducing it to two dimensions? Here’s an instance, pointed out on reddit, in which Google appears to have done just that. As redditor disguysdalimit asks, “Where is the side of this …

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Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new site called Views to showcase users’ photo spheres that are shared to Google Maps. Users’ Views pages will let people browse the photos and plot them on the earth via Google Maps so people can quickly see where they were taken. Google is constantly updating its Street View imagery to be more comprehensive, …

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Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View

It’s always fun to see what kinds of cool things Google captures with its Street View cameras. Sometimes it is simply deliberate photographing of landmarks or interesting areas. Sometimes people intervene, and put on a show (mildly NSFW). Sometimes, nature just happens to be doing it’s thing. On reddit, user Thunderjohn points us to the Midway Islands or Midway Atoll …

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Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar

Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built in 1591 CE, and is one of the most recognized structures in India. It’s located on the east bank of …

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The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It

This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. The DOI first started posting breathtaking photos on Instagram back in June of last year, and in just over a …

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Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as well as the full walk around the crater at the top and the “quick zigzag” descent. “Back in June UNESCO …

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The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results

Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into seven additional countries. Do you have business photos up in Google’s local results? Have Google Business Photos ever helped you …

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Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s Street View team went up the tower using the Street View Trolley, and shot 360-degree views of the tower’s architecture …

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Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights

Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and use commercially,” “free to modify, share, and use,” and “Free to modify, share, and use commercially.” This could prove to …

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Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this video: This is just the latest imagery from the Trekker. Earlier this year, Google released some Grand Canyon imagery taken …

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Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker

Google has launched a pilot program for third-party organizations to borrow its Street View Trekker camera backpack device, to enable them to contribute imgagery to Google Maps. One partner is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has already started taking photos of sites on the Hawaiian islands, which will one day appear in Google Maps Street View. Google …

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Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk

Artist John Paul Capronigro recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available to the general public. In the speech, he talks about his creative process. “He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with them contribute to the completion of finished works of art,” Google says in the video description. “The resulting synergy is …

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