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    Google Street View

    I've seen the Google vehicles a few times, but Thursday was the first time I was in a position to take a few pictures. I found this Street View vehicle in action in Hollywood yesterday.







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    Re: Google Street View

    Awesome! I was stopped at a stoplight next to one a couple years ago. Didn't know they were advertising on them... they used to keep them as discrete as possible. That camera up top is an engineering marvel... amazing piece of work.

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    Re: Google Street View

    Discrete? Even without the advertising the camera alone is a give away! I've never seen it but I know its been in my neighborhood since my house in on there.




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    Re: Google Street View

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinsoda View Post
    Discrete? Even without the advertising the camera alone is a give away! I've never seen it but I know its been in my neighborhood since my house in on there.
    Lol, ok, less obvious that it belongs to google

    I keep looking at the imagery for the intersection I was at hoping to see myself in there.

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    Re: Google Street View

    ...where's my horse mask?







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    Re: Google Street View

    So how do they store the images they collect? Do they have a computer with several terabytes of storage in the back seat?

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    Re: Google Street View

    Quote Originally Posted by Sosai X View Post
    So how do they store the images they collect? Do they have a computer with several terabytes of storage in the back seat?
    Possibly, but it would make more sense to buffer them and stream them back to the mothership with geocoordinates embedded.







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    Re: Google Street View

    I saw one of these whiz by the intersection as I was leaving my work building this morning (I work overnight). Not sure it was taking photos, it might have been going too fast, but you never know!

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    Re: Google Street View

    I've seen these google cars too! lol. My first impression was "Wow so that's the car that takes a picture of my house"

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    Re: Google Street View

    Ya know there's no driver, right? It zips via remote control to wherever you need it when you activate Street View. ;-)

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