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    VB1: Google StreetView - Massive update tomorrow

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    Tomorrow Google Streetview will have 99% coverage of UK roads.

    As part of my remit to protect, serve and entertain the misc, I ask you this:

    Which HUKD member will you try to find, why, and what do you hope to see them up to?

    VB1 - Entertaining the nation since May 2007.

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    :lazy:

    Old news...

    errrm

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    if its like 99 percent as measured by population, like mobile phone coverage is... then a lot will be missing, it will just be citys and larger towns

    i will be looking for myself,as one of these goggle vans drove straight past me whilst i was trying to cross the road :w00t:

    i tried to look the other way :oops:

    1. Will the original Street Viewed locations be updated with this?
    2. The internet is soooo going to be filled with "Spot the naked girl" etc threads tommorow

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    jubbyme;8073179

    if its like 99 percent as measured by population, like mobile phone … if its like 99 percent as measured by population, like mobile phone coverage is... then a lot will be missing, it will just be citys and larger towns



    If it was population coverage, there would a lot more people moaning about privacy issues!

    Charlie Scene;8073181

    i will be looking for myself,as one of these goggle vans drove straight … i will be looking for myself,as one of these goggle vans drove straight past me whilst i was trying to cross the road :w00t: i tried to look the other way :oops:



    You should of taken a photo!

    DarkKnight;8073211

    1. Will the original Street Viewed locations be updated with this?2. The … 1. Will the original Street Viewed locations be updated with this?2. The internet is soooo going to be filled with "Spot the naked girl" etc threads tommorow



    1) Not sure
    2) Already typed up that post to add to the misk tomorrow :P

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    what is just as much of a shame is something the EU made google do regarding deleting images after a certain time

    Left alone, google could do all the places every few years and eventually build up a timeline, you could visit a street and look back over many years

    hoping to see my partner and our old neighbours standing together outside our last house, when the goggle car went by

    Charlie Scene;8073181

    i will be looking for myself,as one of these goggle vans drove straight … i will be looking for myself,as one of these goggle vans drove straight past me whilst i was trying to cross the road :w00t: i tried to look the other way :oops:



    Carley;8073201

    should have mooned em :-D



    vibeone;8073250

    If it was population coverage, there would a lot more people moaning … If it was population coverage, there would a lot more people moaning about privacy issues!You should of taken a photo!1) Not sure2) Already typed up that post to add to the misk tomorrow :P




    wow............just checked and it did get me :oops: blurred my face out but still :w00t:

    street view did actually really help my sister trying to find a house to buy
    i used it while trying to help her and it really did help
    -things like ****** little corners,what are the extensions like on the road
    how many cars parked on the road
    does the local area look like a dump

    loads of things
    of course you really have to look a place over in the flesh a few times
    but it truly is quiet revealing
    some would say intrusive,i wouldnt disagree
    a few places have blocked entry of the ******* google car and i dont blame them

    Pretty neat, never new they had this before. Just found my house


    Post your post codes people ;). OR just BG1 so we can see his shack

    All of our area on there now (wasn't last night)

    A strange feeling going down your road and seeing your house, car etc. Lovely summers day as well everything looks lovely and sunny (wonder if they photoshopped that?). Very clear quality shots too.

    I wonder what the long term plans for streetview are as they seem to have pumped a load of time effort and expense for everyone to check what their house looks like.

    Will it be of much use to average Joe?

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    greg_68;8074492

    All of our area on there now (wasn't last night)A strange feeling going … All of our area on there now (wasn't last night)A strange feeling going down your road and seeing your house, car etc. Lovely summers day as well everything looks lovely and sunny (wonder if they photoshopped that?).I wonder what the long term plans for streetview are as they seem to have pumped a load of time effort and expense for everyone to check what their house looks like.Will it be of much use to average Joe?



    The pics for my road seem to be the same (unless the mother-in-law is round with her car on the drive much more than I realise!)

    Shame its not updated... would be nice to see my two shiney new cars on the drive and the extension.

    My road hasn't been updated. Oh well.

    Original Poster Banned

    My area is all now covered - seems to have been done on a friday I reckon.

    greg: FindaProperty.com have used street view since it began in this country - thats a decent "professional" use for the service I guess.

    It's pretty impressive to have covered so much in a fairly short time!

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    dcx_badass;8074245

    They have a timeline on google earth now for the satellite pictures for … They have a timeline on google earth now for the satellite pictures for like the last 8 + years. My house only has 2 but some places I checked had 5.



    Thats my favourite feature in google earth

    jubbyme;8073306

    what is just as much of a shame is something the EU made google do … what is just as much of a shame is something the EU made google do regarding deleting images after a certain timeLeft alone, google could do all the places every few years and eventually build up a timeline, you could visit a street and look back over many years



    It's only Germany isn't it? Not the EU..... Our government OK'd it I thought.

    I noticed the google car parked round the corner from me so I should have done something.

    Maybe stood wrestling a rolled up carpet with a pair of shoes sticking out the bottom into the boot of a car until it passed.

    the porter;8075289

    with this then now google navigation for the uk shouldnt be long me thinks



    I wonder whether the next generation of sat navs will be a streaming picture of the road you are on and where to turn rather than maps/ voice directions

    This is fab, my house looks great, but I think I can see my eldest son in the front window. I can remember when they came past, I was halfway to getting a fork full of beans into my mouth, so I'm glad you can't see that... There's a glitch round by my mum's house though. You click to go past it, and it morphs to an entirely different street. Good to look at all the places I've lived though, and see how they've changed. There's a whole new estate next to one place I lived!

    greg_68;8075305

    I wonder whether the next generation of sat navs will be a streaming … I wonder whether the next generation of sat navs will be a streaming picture of the road you are on and where to turn rather than maps/ voice directions



    Funnily enough, i was thinking of something like this last night, either having a stream (Would require better internet technology, such as a total Wi-Fi coverage network for the UK) or having your local area stored in a massive HDD either in the Sat-Nav or stored in the boot (Obviously you would need a few Tb's of space for even your local area.

    Could work i think.

    I wonder what size file the entire UK would be on street view if you were to have it on a card for your sat nav?

    DarkKnight;8075394

    Funnily enough, i was thinking of something like this last night, either … Funnily enough, i was thinking of something like this last night, either having a stream (Would require better internet technology, such as a total Wi-Fi coverage network for the UK) or having your local area stored in a massive HDD either in the Sat-Nav or stored in the boot (Obviously you would need a few Tb's of space for even your local area.Could work i think.



    3g would be ok? If it only showed the junctions etc?

    The problem is though that with so much detail it could be a massive distraction. And potentially harder to make out what you need to know from it in the split ssecond you have to look at the screen?

    They could have warned me - I would have cut the grass!:-D

    im one of the 1%

    cis_groupie;8075567

    They could have warned me - I would have cut the grass!:-D



    It could be worse. They could have caught you bent over pulling weeds with your backside in the air. They have caught my son pointing at them through the window, but only if you know he's there.

    jasonrat;8075599

    im one of the 1%



    Aw, try looking somewhere else you go a lot - like a car park. My dad's car can be seen in two shots, one at home and one 300 miles away on holiday!!

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    jasonrat;8075599

    im one of the 1%



    I thought it was 1 in 4 these days?

    Any funny pictures yet?

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    the porter;8081839

    this needs bumping its simply stunning



    I saw a tramp eating out of a bin in Manchester on it last night :giggle:

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    My front garden looks stunning :thumbsup:

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    the porter;8081879

    its great for family tree stuff i have just been looking at my grans … its great for family tree stuff i have just been looking at my grans house from when i was a kid in cambridge we used to go and visit so many memories



    I am going to get searching soon.

    I have lived in so many places :giggle:

    DLM;8081881

    My front garden looks stunning :thumbsup:



    No one cares about your garden!

    Link us to the tramp eating out the bin :w00t:

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    the porter;8081899

    im not surprised with all the time you have on your hands :whistling:



    I love gardening.

    I think it is 18 months ago.

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    jaybizzle;8081925

    No one cares about your garden! Link us to the tramp eating out the bin … No one cares about your garden! Link us to the tramp eating out the bin :w00t:



    I will try to find it :thumbsup:

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    the porter;8081939

    ogh i do i would luv to see dlm,s bush ;-)



    My bush was in very good condition at the time :x:p

    hehe! i just saw my house! i get so excited about simple things!

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    magicbeans;8083657

    hehe! i just saw my house! i get so excited about simple things!



    I bet you have a lovely home x x

    are their vans National Grid vans? We had one parked on our road last night when I was walking kids home from a party.

    beth3735;8084791

    are their vans National Grid vans? We had one parked on our road last … are their vans National Grid vans? We had one parked on our road last night when I was walking kids home from a party.



    They have a big camera on the back /roof as in....

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