Google Street View, what is there left for technology?

tHe KiNg

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Hey guys,

I was wondering has anyone saw the new feature google has done.

While I was playing with maps yesterday, I saw this little icon that looked like a person, so I pressed it, and WALLA!
I was on the street, it totally looked 3D.

You can also walk in the street,
Wicked cool.

Here are some screenshots:














And you can get Street View, just by searching the street name.
Then you will see the small orange icon.

Have fun walking in the streets. :p
 

chazm

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Hello and welcome to 6 months ago :)
 

Hawk

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Yes, street view was available from the previous major update, but I don't remember it looking like that. That looks to be "newer" to me.
 

psylichon

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I'll say this much about it: it's crazy fast and useful now on the 3GS.
 

Turbofans

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I guess it depends if the Google mapping truck has driven down the street you are trying to see. I believe that there is a panorama camera that rotates around as the truck drives.
 

zandrik

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This link briefly talks about the camera that google uses to shoot street view.
 

psylichon

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How often does google update their maps?
At one point, I heard they got updated every 3 years or so. Not sure if that schedule has changed. I've been in my house for 4 years now and they're still showing the previous owners' car in the driveway...
 
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I believe there were a few instances where Google has been sued because of the whole street view thing. Apparently it's been catching people during their private moments, amongst many other things....