I Just Had My Picture Took (Google Streetview)

 

by a Google camera. I was outside weed-whipping, when he drove by. I had my back to him, so no privacy issues. By the way, they must have some high speed cameras, cause he was driving fast. Now, how long before I am immortalized on Google.

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alleghany wrote: by a Google

alleghany wrote:

by a Google camera. I was outside weed-whipping, when he drove by. I had my back to him, so no privacy issues. By the way, they must have some high speed cameras, cause he was driving fast. Now, how long before I am immortalized on Google.

I was looking at some yesterday that were dated 4/2022. So might not be too long.

Was the date

tcreek wrote:
alleghany wrote:

by a Google camera. I was outside weed-whipping, when he drove by. I had my back to him, so no privacy issues. By the way, they must have some high speed cameras, cause he was driving fast. Now, how long before I am immortalized on Google.

I was looking at some yesterday that were dated 4/2022. So might not be too long.

4/2022 or was it b4 2022? wink

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Faces

They normally fuzz out faces taken with mapping cameras, automatically. Still after we moved away from our last neighborhood, I enjoyed going to the map of our old street in Street View and seeing my next door neighbor working on his yard, still recognizable (to me) in spite of his fuzzed-out face because of the suspenders he usually wore. Then he died, and the next update Google shot of that street, he wasn't in the image at all, of course, and there was a "for sale" sign in front of his house. Kinda sad.

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fuzzy signs

Lost Anyway wrote:

They normally fuzz out faces taken with mapping cameras, automatically.

I'm mildly puzzled by what the software chooses to fuzz on any given picture. Sometimes it is the particular sign I need to read to satisfy my current purpose.

Complaints aside, I consider Google Streetview to be a fabulous service. While I trust my Garmin (or my Tesla Y) to get me close to the destination, I try to take the time to get a look on Google Streetview back home before I set out. Often this helps clarify things. Where is the driveway for the house I want? Where in the strip mall is the business?

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I agree

archae86 wrote:

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Complaints aside, I consider Google Streetview to be a fabulous service. While I trust my Garmin (or my Tesla Y) to get me close to the destination, I try to take the time to get a look on Google Streetview back home before I set out. Often this helps clarify things. Where is the driveway for the house I want? Where in the strip mall is the business?

I love streetview, for the same reasons you point out, plus I can look at intersections and see if the allow lefts turns, have a dedicated lane for it, a signal, etc. This is especially helpful when traveling in New Jersey where a left turn might be via a jug handle on the right OR a left turn lane, helps to know ahead of time so you're in the correct lane.

When bored, I also use streetview to travel, so to speak, to places I'll probably never see in person, take a ride down an Irish highway or an African road, etc.

This Irish town is very colorful as you "drive" down the street:

https://www.google.com/maps/...

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I too like Google Earth Pro

But my Garmin Drive Smart tells me for example to turn right at the Stop sign. Or it may say to turn where there is a prominent store. It also gives me ample warning to be in a certain lane for making a turn etc. and it is in my car, Google Earth is not.

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Google Earth

Melaqueman wrote:

But my Garmin Drive Smart tells me for example to turn right at the Stop sign. Or it may say to turn where there is a prominent store. It also gives me ample warning to be in a certain lane for making a turn etc. and it is in my car, Google Earth is not.

I also like Google Earth and use it every time I work with my personal POI files; but instead of getting the lon/lat of my destination by using the search function I use the Get Directions function just in case there might be multiple entrances to where I'm going. I'll let GE show me the one that's appropriate for me.

Phil

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Always use Garmin

Melaqueman wrote:

But my Garmin Drive Smart tells me for example to turn right at the Stop sign. Or it may say to turn where there is a prominent store. It also gives me ample warning to be in a certain lane for making a turn etc. and it is in my car, Google Earth is not.

Oh, I always use Garmin for the actual driving, however, Google can give me an actual pre trip look at things via street view so I have an idea of what I'm to expect. I like to know if there will be left turn signals at intersections or is no left turn allowed. My example of driving in New Jersey is prime, sometimes there is a left turn allowed, and sometimes there is a jug-handle type road on the right that helps you accomplish getting onto that street on the left. I like to be prepared, especially at complicated intersections. Is there more than one way into a shopping center, etc.

My Garmin Drive Smart 61 gives me the turn at Happy Harry's type directions, occasionally, too, however, it can't tell me if Happy Harry's is now a Doughnut shop.

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funny

with pics. Don't we all assume our pics are constantly taken...just last week detectives found a shooter who shot someone for driving too slowly. They pieced together cams from businesses until they could find some possibility of the shooter's car (driven by his mom go figure) and get a plate number.

Just watched a video when Toyota did the final test drives of the new Lexus LS400, "luckily" nobody took pictures because it was to be launched shortly. Imagine test driving cars and literally nobody took pics of the new car (until this point it was always disguised--the part I don't get is it was the LS400 but in a Cressida body prior. This was a 1990 model). Likely because it was all film back then and nobody happened to have a camera handy when they saw the car on the road.

Unfortunately, it is not you

Unfortunately, you are not "Immortalized" as the pictures do change, so it will be a "flash in the pan" event.

Ruggb is absolutely right.

Ruggb is absolutely right. My daughter was washing her car and they came by. It did stay on there for quite some time but I just checked it and all that is showing is her husband's truck.

Hava a picture

from about 6 years ago where I passed the Google car on a two land road.

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Here’s my pic

Years ago I was driving my bus and the Google car crossed in front of me. 3 months later my picture is there

April 2015

Google maps - https://bit.ly/3z2ybhf

Picture - https://i.postimg.cc/hGzMZ4yC/5-EBE1-F8-E-13-DB-42-BA-B245-E...

Google Earth

Updated my picture to their maps. Look at 2838 Radnor St., St. Charles, MO to see me blowing the driveway off after mowing. Kinda cool.

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"As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend." - James Russell Lowell Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

In Hust A Little

over 3 weeks.

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"As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend." - James Russell Lowell Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Best Side

alleghany wrote:

Updated my picture to their maps. Look at 2838 Radnor St., St. Charles, MO to see me blowing the driveway off after mowing. Kinda cool.

Got your best side, huh? smile

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