:: Thursday, March 19, 2009 ::
Quoting The Register:
"Late yesterday, Google launched novelty snoop service Street View in the UK, offering views of, er, streets. At launch, 17 English cities, four Scottish cities, two Welsh cities, and one in Northern Ireland are available for exploration. Up to a point anyway; only major thoroughfares in city centres are covered, except in London.
Cities covered, according to Google Blogoscoped are: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Southampton, York, Belfast, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Swansea. The images (360° horizontal, 290° vertical) were captures by Google's fleet of Orwellian spycars, whose adventures across Europe we tracked last year.
Google's promise to blur out people's faces in response to privacy concerns has been kept up to a point. The automatic system for detecting faces could use some work, as many remain identifiable." Channel 4 News found a nice un-obscured shot of someone walking out of a sex shop. Oooh! Controversial.
Glad it didn't catch me sat outside the pub. And amzingly there's no one smoking outside the office.
From the Bristolian's who have been scowering it. A bike accident in progress, probably because they were watching the weird spy-car, and a bird in flight.
Labels: Google, Maps, Photography, Privacy
:: Dan 19.3.09 [Arc]
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