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Old 28th October 2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Google street view...

...comes to Spain's major cities. (Part of Google Maps)

"La Castellana o la Catedral de Sevilla
El navegante puede hacer un recorrido virtual de 360 grados por las Rambas de Barcelona, el Paseo de la Castellana o los aledaños de la Catedral de Sevilla y de la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias de Valencia.

El servicio permite ver la calle donde se ubica un restaurante, planificar viajes, organizar puntos de encuentro o simplemente explorar una ciudad para conocerla mejor. "
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Old 29th October 2008, 12:15 AM   #2
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whilst on the subject, seems that google street view should soon be supported on the iPhone and iPod Touch but more more importantly they released google earth for the iPhone over the weekend. A free download from Apple app store if you are into that sort of thing....
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Old 29th October 2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Wow, that's cool. Can't see me on my street though... I did look
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Old 29th October 2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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LasProvincias has an article about it in Valencia with a video (short advert at front of it)
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Old 29th October 2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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Yes it's really cool to virtually walk through your streets, being able to actually walk forward and back, look up and down, right and left, focus in and out, make a turn in that street and so on.

It almost feels like you could enter your regular bar round the corner for a beer !!!.

I was surprised to see that at the moment only a few countries provide that feature : the US, Australia, Japan, France and Spain.

What's with the rest of Europe? Is Google subjected to countries' authorizations for this 'Street View' feature.

I've noticed that they blur people's faces in the street, otherwise they could be invading people's privacy, but then again, if they are in the streets then they could be taken pictures without permision, no?
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Wow, that's cool. Can't see me on my street though... I did look
I found your car, Ben. Your left rear tire could use a little air.
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Old 29th October 2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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I've noticed that they blur people's faces in the street, otherwise they could be invading people's privacy, but then again, if they are in the streets then they could be taken pictures without permision, no?
Certainly in Spain the newspapers do the same for the likes of the Guardia and minors, so Google could face legal action if they don't do the same presumably.
Might be good publicity the first time they figured in a divorce case though
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I think it's great! I've just re-visited the GME locations and saw some familiar sights
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Old 2nd November 2008, 05:01 AM   #9
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Pass the chorizo!
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Old 2nd November 2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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A few days ago I actually saw the Google car driving around the Campillos roundabout in Ronda, it's a very strange looking car. Well, the car looks normal, but the roof has a stalk on it with cameras pointing in all directions. They also have their logo on the door of the car so you can understand why so many 'candid' photos get taken, if you can see the car coming you'd have a few seconds to strike a pose.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:21 PM   #11
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I see! What I find interesting is that I found many images of the streets I played on when I lived in Valencia but none of the Washington DC area. There are many though of my original home, New York City.

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