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April 1, 2009

Google Maps “Street View” Catches People in the Act

Filed under: Random but Interesting — Tags: , , , , , — Danny Petre @ 8:06 am

I should just call this the “Google Blog.”  Google has a huge impact on our digital footprint it seems. 

Two example of how Google Maps “Street View” is causing embarrassing digital footprint moments.

1) Apparently (I say apparently because I found this tidbit on Gawker which found it in the Sun).  So apparently a women was on Google Street View checking out a friends house (noisy bitch) and the image showed her husband’s Range Rover parked outside.  He was allegedlycheating on her.  They are now getting divorced. 

2) A man passed out in the street drunk.  Now that that’s just plan funny.  I bet there are a few of me from my undergrad days.

So the question remains: who takes these freakin’ pictures anyway?  I guess I could Google that question, but I thought I’d throw it out the my audience at large (there are a few of you).

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3 Comments »

  1. It is actually pretty old school from what I have read. They drive around in vans with cameras, which is why you might see signage that is out of season and sometimes views are obstructed. Not a perfect science, but still very cool!

    Comment by Kim — April 1, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

  2. REALLY good question. I wondered the same thing when I was apartment searching. I have no idea.

    Comment by christypill — April 4, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

  3. Actually they are payed employees of Google. They drive around with these special cars you can sometimes see reflections of or a shadow. They have a 360 panorama camera that takes a picture I’d say every 20 feet or so if not less. But they drive around and make routes that are the most fuel efficient. They are trying to cover every square mile of road in the U.S.A but that would be very hard concidering all of the suburbs in many cities. It will probably take them years to be able to do it. So there you go.

    Comment by Austin — December 12, 2009 @ 11:18 pm


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