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  • Google Street View

    I've seen the Google vehicles a few times, but Thursday was the first time I was in a position to take a few pictures. I found this Street View vehicle in action in Hollywood yesterday.





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    Awesome! I was stopped at a stoplight next to one a couple years ago. Didn't know they were advertising on them... they used to keep them as discrete as possible. That camera up top is an engineering marvel... amazing piece of work.

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      Discrete? Even without the advertising the camera alone is a give away! :lol: I've never seen it but I know its been in my neighborhood since my house in on there.




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        Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
        Discrete? Even without the advertising the camera alone is a give away! :lol: I've never seen it but I know its been in my neighborhood since my house in on there.
        Lol, ok, less obvious that it belongs to google

        I keep looking at the imagery for the intersection I was at hoping to see myself in there.

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          ...where's my horse mask?





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            So how do they store the images they collect? Do they have a computer with several terabytes of storage in the back seat?

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              Originally posted by Sosai X View Post
              So how do they store the images they collect? Do they have a computer with several terabytes of storage in the back seat?
              Possibly, but it would make more sense to buffer them and stream them back to the mothership with geocoordinates embedded.





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              • #8
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                I saw one of these whiz by the intersection as I was leaving my work building this morning (I work overnight). Not sure it was taking photos, it might have been going too fast, but you never know!

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                  I've seen these google cars too! lol. My first impression was "Wow so that's the car that takes a picture of my house"
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                  • #10
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                    Ya know there's no driver, right? It zips via remote control to wherever you need it when you activate Street View. ;-)

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