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Old 08-05-2013, 16:35
James_taylor1
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In theory you could travel across the world from the comfort from your house and never travel again as could go to places you cant afford or go to places across and see stuff you only imagine you could

also you can go around every corner in this country and see stuff without leaving your house

do you agree or not
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Old 08-05-2013, 16:36
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I love Google street view but I would rather actually go to some of the places rather than look at them through a screen.
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Old 08-05-2013, 16:40
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You can't nosey around India. I've tried!
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:16
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StreetView is excellent, and highly addictive.

However, there's something wrong with the pictures of I-90 just to the east of the Massachusetts/New York state line. There's no snow! While the Berkshires look very nice they're not dreamlike, and there's no frosting. Perhaps the pictures weren't taken on the first of December. Hmmmm, must go to Carolina in my electronic mind, along a Country Road through Fire and Rain and Sunny Skies of course... (sorry, couldn't resist it)
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:18
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Street View can also be very out of date. There's loads of stuff on SV and Google Maps that show building sites or fields where now there are houses or shopping parks etc.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:58
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In theory you could travel across the world from the comfort from your house and never travel again as could go to places you cant afford or go to places across and see stuff you only imagine you could

also you can go around every corner in this country and see stuff without leaving your house

do you agree or not
Street View is one of those things that sounds cool, and is, but that after a few times you actually don't use it much, or at all.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:13
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No streetview where I live. They don't do the sticks.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:33
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Maybe, in the future, Google will use billions of flying cameras and get a more thorough scan of countries. So you will be able to go off road. Perhaps these robotic cameras will be the size of flies....I think it could happen, although it might not, due to people not liking the invasion of privacy.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:46
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It's quite out of date now. It is nice to look at my old car parked outside though. Not owned it for four years now.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:40
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my recycling sits there day after day, year after year.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:42
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It's quite out of date now.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:43
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In theory you could travel across the world from the comfort from your house and never travel again as could go to places you cant afford or go to places across and see stuff you only imagine you could

also you can go around every corner in this country and see stuff without leaving your house

do you agree or not
Oh god, I'd hate to come round your house. I can imagine you manically chuckling to yourself at the fact that you can see pictures of stuff online.

Do you also think navigating a virtual woman is the same as a real one, or do you think maybe something is lost in translation?
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:19
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I think it's great and have also spent a lot of time "travelling"

And yes, whilst I agree some of it is dated, they can't really be expected to update it everytime someone buys a new car or changes their curtains
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:31
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Some parts of the USA they show are only a few months old and yet theres other parts they show that go back 5 or 6 years!! I did read that they are gradually updating their Street Views though as well as adding more areas that were previously inaccessible and also adding more 3D imagery as well!!

I decided it would be fun to view virtually EVERY Starbucks branch in the USA(I am doing it State by State alphabetically- up to New York State now!!). Anyway, Starbucks decided to close down around 6-700 under-performing branches around the country a few short years ago(2009/2010 I beleive) and its weird viewing some addresses where there used to be branches and theres vacant lots or other businesses in their place in the up-to-date shots!!

I either go to -

http://www.allstays.com/c/starbucks-locations.htm

Or

http://starbuckslocations.net/United-States/


For the addresses!!!

Its immense fun!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:34
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According to Street View, where I live is still a building site despite houses having been there for 5 years. Lol. It's quite cool but rarely use it to be honest. I like the 3D view on my iPhones map but it's still restricted to London
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:45
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I like looking for irregularities, unnatural things, if you get me. Can often find the location on a separate search.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:15
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Here's a list of some roads that I found particularly interesting or highly scenic on StreetView. They might possibly appeal to some other readers of this thread:

Australia - New South Wales
Lawrence Hargrave Drive (south of Sydney, mostly very near the coast)

Australia - Northern Territory And South Australia
Stuart Highway (from Port Augusta, South Australia to Darwin, Northern Territory, best sampled very selectively)

Canada - Alberta
Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 between Lake Louise and Jasper, through the Canadian Rockies)

France
Le Bourg-d'Oisans to Alpe d'Huez (the famous Tour de France climb)

Italy - Sicily
The Autostrada from Messina To Palermo (bridges, viaducts and tunnels, but barely a straightforward section)

Japan - Hokkaido
Ororon Line (yes, it is a road, running along the west coast of the island, mostly very close to the coast, from Ishikari north to Rumoi)

Mexico
Tijuana and the scenic coast road (Mexico 1D)

Netherlands
Afsluitdijk (A7, E22) (the enclosing dike which separates the Waddenzee from IJsselmeer, which enabled the creation of the polders including Flevoland)

Norway
Andalsnes To Geiranger and the Lom Valley (Road 63)

South Africa
Rustenburg (one of the World Cup 2010 venues, although the Royal Bafokeng Stadium is actually in the nearby town of Phokeng)

USA - Arizona
Interstate 15 From Littlefield to the Utah state line (through the Virgin River Gorge)

USA - California
Merced to Yosemite National Park (California State Highway 140)

USA - Montana
Glacier National Park - The Going-To-The-Sun Road Over Logan Pass

USA - New York State
New York City (one possibility: start at Central Park, then head east over the 59th Street Bridge into Queens and eventually escape into rural Long Island)

USA - North Carolina And Virginia
Blue Ridge Parkway (469 miles from the southern entrance of the Shenandoah National Park near Waynesboro, Virginia to the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina)

USA - Utah
Colorado Riverway (Colorado State Highway 128 northeast from Moab, running alongside the Colorado River with views of the red sandstone cliffs towering above you on both sides)

USA - Virginia
US340 between Waynesboro and Front Royal (through the Shenandoah Valley, beautiful farming country)

USA - Wyoming
Jackson and the Grand Teton National Park
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:19
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How about the Las Vegas boulevard..
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:23
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It's quite out of date now.
My street was updated in June 2012.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:26
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How about the Las Vegas boulevard..
A very good suggestion. I just looked and they seem to have improved those pictures considerably from last time I checked when some of them were pretty grim.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:26
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I use it for when I've got to go somewhere I haven't been before so that I can more or less recognise where I'm going by walking the route. Most places are fairly similar even though the images might be a few years old. So I find it comes in handy.
I like looking at places I used to live as well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:30
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I actually spoke to someone who thought that Google Street View was an invasion of privacy because the images are generated in real time. He changed his mind when I pointed out the realistic impracticalities of a constant stream of images being sent from parked cars in the middle of every road having to be positioned every few metres to potentially billions of satellites back to Google HQ to host just so that idea could work.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:31
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My town hasn't been updated for years..Woolworths is still open!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:07
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How good is it to see what other places look like (albeit five years ago and main roads only)?

Great.

How good is it to hear the sounds, smell the smells, taste the local food, feel the heat and humidity, bask in the sunlight, meet new people, talk to the locals, experience the nightlife, bathe under a waterfall on a moonlit evening and so on?

No so great.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:09
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it`s a poor substitute but handy for finding bus stops.
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