All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Street View’

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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Street View Hits Google Earth Apps For Android, iOS

Google announced a new Google Earth update today (7.1) for Android and iOS, which brings Street View to the experience. Somehow this wasn’t already a part of it. “Whether you’re on foot looking for the best sushi place in a new neighborhood or you’d like to do some virtual archaeology around Pompeii, we’re all explorers of the world around us …

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Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps

Google announced a huge update to its Street View imagery today, with the addition of over 1,000 new locations around the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. “Planning on stopping by Singapore this summer? You can now explore more of the island’s diverse landscapes right from Google Maps,” writes Street View Program Manager Deanna …

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Google Street View Captures Guy With Lamp Shade On His Head

It’s always fun to see what kind of interesting imagery people can find on Google Maps Street View. Beyond the beautiful imagery Google announces (like the underwater stuff for example), we’ve seen everything from people having sex to possible dead bodies and things resembling what one might imagine the gate to hell could look like. As Google expands its interior …

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Did Google Capture a Messy Breakup with Street View?

Google Street View has caught some pretty bizarre things over the years. Dead bodies? Sure. People having sex on top of their car? Yep. The Gates of Hell? Well, probably not, but maybe. Run-over donkeys? Maybe, but it’s not Google’s fault! Add this to the list of strange Street View happenings. According to someone on the internet (so you know …

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Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene?

Ever since Google has introduced the “Street View” function to its Maps service, there have been all kinds of discoveries and finds by users all over the globe. So much so, in fact, a multitude of publications–this one included–have leveraged these finds for content. A great example of this is the StreetViewFun blog, which, as the name implies, catalogs some …

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Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a space where the New York community can share memories from before, during, and after the storm, we partnered with Historypin …

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Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View

Google has partnered with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate to collect panoramic imagery of the islands with the Street View Trekker. As a result, Google will be adding the “stunning” images to Google Maps later this year. Here’s an early preview of what to expect: “The Galapagos Islands are some of the most biologically unique …

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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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Google Fined $190K For Wi-Fi Data Collection In Germany

Google is still taking heat and being fined over the Wi-Fi data collection fiasco that took place between 2008 and 2010. This morning, Bloomberg reports that a German regulator has fined the company 145,000 euros ($189,230) over the debacle. From Bloomberg’s Karin Matussek: Hamburg data regulator Johannes Caspar said in an e- mailed statement today. He had reopened the probe …

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