Friday, August 29, 2008

You can see right up your street

People eating out, moms walking their children home from school, unpacking groceries, people walking their dogs are among those captured by camera mounted Goggle cars.

Street View, its a new add on to Goggle maps, gives people too see streets on the internet as they're walking or driving.
The Street View was launch here in Australia a few weeks ago, and there are mixed reactions about it. I went to try it and to my astonishment I can see my neighbourhood , it was a good thing my car wasn't park out side but I can clearly see my driveway and my neighbours , I tried to look for our local primary school and there it was,,you can see it 360 degrees.. It was like "ohh thats where I live!!!" moment for me..
I live in western Sydney and for those who have never been to Westen Sydey who have stereotyped views of it as a a suburban wasteland , they will be surprised at how pleasant and well looked after most Westen Sydney streets are.. My suburb is a beautiful place to live in..
Or you can try and look at the Opera house or main streets in Sydney...
They said that Goggle went to great lenghts to safeguard privacy, such as using images only already visible from public roads and technology that blurred identifiable faces..
So try it and have a look at your place... It is also available in USA

3 comments:

Mrs K. August 30, 2008 at 6:42 PM  

thanks for letting me know this (have saved it in my favourites) unfortunately when these guys are taking the pics, our cars were in the driveway and my car (with its number plate) was so visible... not to mention the rubbish and recycling bin hahaha (so now i know they took it on a wednesday - rubbish collection day)... oh well

jennyL August 30, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

oh yeah this is cool .. dati ko pang nakita ko yang bahay nyo using the google maps.. wala yung car nyo nung mag view ako.. dito nga kita mo yung bubong ng shop natin d lang medyo zoom....

jennyL August 30, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

omg iba pal ito hindi lang bubong ang kita .. infront of your house i saw it.. grabe.. wala ang kotse nyo pinakita ko kay Kathleen and she was amazed..

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