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I was in Pacific Grove just south of Monterey on Friday. Stayed in a
hotel right on the beach just yards from Lovers Point. Was walking out
to the point with daughter and niece, and as we're crossing the street,
a car (Prius I think) comes around the corner with this rather large
appendage on the roof. There was a rotating doo-hicky comprised of
trapezoid shaped facets of glass angled up and down somewhere between
5-10 degrees. I was just pointing at it and commenting "What the hell is
THAT?" when it hits me, it's the Google camera car!

So when I get home Sunday, I pull up that corner on Google street view,
though I didn't really expect to find it updated that fast. Then I note
the Google copyright notice dated 2009. I sorta doubted they'd be
reshooting that area so soon so searched for images of Google camera
cars. What I saw not only looks nothing like any pictures I found of
Google camera cars, but I couldn't find ANY pictures of the rig I saw.

Anyone know who else might be running around doing street view imaging?
Bing is supposed to be working on something to compete, but I read they
will use user submitted photos. So I'm left wondering who was taking the
pics.


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Jon Anderson wrote:
I was in Pacific Grove just south of Monterey on Friday. Stayed in a
hotel right on the beach just yards from Lovers Point. Was walking out
to the point with daughter and niece, and as we're crossing the street,
a car (Prius I think) comes around the corner with this rather large
appendage on the roof. There was a rotating doo-hicky comprised of
trapezoid shaped facets of glass angled up and down somewhere between
5-10 degrees. I was just pointing at it and commenting "What the hell is
THAT?" when it hits me, it's the Google camera car!

So when I get home Sunday, I pull up that corner on Google street view,
though I didn't really expect to find it updated that fast. Then I note
the Google copyright notice dated 2009. I sorta doubted they'd be
reshooting that area so soon so searched for images of Google camera
cars. What I saw not only looks nothing like any pictures I found of
Google camera cars, but I couldn't find ANY pictures of the rig I saw.

Anyone know who else might be running around doing street view imaging?
Bing is supposed to be working on something to compete, but I read they
will use user submitted photos. So I'm left wondering who was taking the
pics.


Jon


Probably still Google. They have been doing follow-up and correction
runs. Also they take about 2 years to get the images cleaned up and any
editing done.
In my area I sent them at least 5 problem areas where the images they
had were wrong for the location listed.
Plus they add in streets that they didn't hit in the first trip as well
as if a locality asks they will come and do a more thorough run.
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I was in Pacific Grove just south of Monterey on Friday. Stayed in a hotel
right on the beach just yards from Lovers Point. Was walking out to the
point with daughter and niece, and as we're crossing the street, a car
(Prius I think) comes around the corner with this rather large appendage on
the roof. There was a rotating doo-hicky comprised of trapezoid shaped
facets of glass angled up and down somewhere between 5-10 degrees. I was
just pointing at it and commenting "What the hell is THAT?" when it hits
me, it's the Google camera car!

So when I get home Sunday, I pull up that corner on Google street view,
though I didn't really expect to find it updated that fast. Then I note
the Google copyright notice dated 2009. I sorta doubted they'd be
reshooting that area so soon so searched for images of Google camera cars.
What I saw not only looks nothing like any pictures I found of Google
camera cars, but I couldn't find ANY pictures of the rig I saw.

Anyone know who else might be running around doing street view imaging?
Bing is supposed to be working on something to compete, but I read they
will use user submitted photos. So I'm left wondering who was taking the
pics.


Jon




i wonder if it's the "great cull" crew doing a survey.

b.w.


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I was in Pacific Grove just south of Monterey on Friday.
Stayed in a hotel right on the beach just yards from Lovers
Point. Was walking out to the point with daughter and
niece, and as we're crossing the street, a car (Prius I
think) comes around the corner with this rather large
appendage on the roof. There was a rotating doo-hicky
comprised of trapezoid shaped facets of glass angled up and
down somewhere between 5-10 degrees. I was just pointing at
it and commenting "What the hell is THAT?" when it hits me,
it's the Google camera car!

So when I get home Sunday, I pull up that corner on Google
street view, though I didn't really expect to find it
updated that fast. Then I note the Google copyright notice
dated 2009. I sorta doubted they'd be reshooting that area
so soon so searched for images of Google camera cars. What
I saw not only looks nothing like any pictures I found of
Google camera cars, but I couldn't find ANY pictures of
the rig I saw.

Anyone know who else might be running around doing street
view imaging?
Bing is supposed to be working on something to compete,
but I read they will use user submitted photos. So I'm
left wondering who was taking the pics.


Jon


Is www.vpike.com a part of google? phil



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i wonder if it's the "great cull" crew doing a survey.

b.w.





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Is www.vpike.com a part of google? phil


Looks to me like they've just hooked into Google Maps, with banner ads
for income.


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Probably still Google. They have been doing follow-up and correction
runs. Also they take about 2 years to get the images cleaned up and any
editing done.


Maybe they have new cameras, but the rig I saw sits a -lot- lower than
any of the Google cameras I saw. And when I searched on 'Google camera
car' images, I went 20 pages deep and saw nothing like what I saw.
Maybe I'll just ask Google directly and see if they can confirm/deny if
it's their rig.


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"Jon Anderson" wrote in message Phil Kangas wrote:

Is www.vpike.com a part of google? phil


Looks to me like they've just hooked into Google Maps,
with banner ads for income.


jon


It looks like they came through this part of Houghton County
Mich.
in Aug or Sep of '08. Pretty neat....;))



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Jon Anderson wrote:
Steve W. wrote:

Probably still Google. They have been doing follow-up and correction
runs. Also they take about 2 years to get the images cleaned up and any
editing done.


Maybe they have new cameras, but the rig I saw sits a -lot- lower than
any of the Google cameras I saw. And when I searched on 'Google camera
car' images, I went 20 pages deep and saw nothing like what I saw.
Maybe I'll just ask Google directly and see if they can confirm/deny if
it's their rig.


Were there black helicopters in the vicinity?
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On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:27:29 -0500, "William Wixon"
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"Jon Anderson" wrote in message
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Anyone know who else might be running around doing street view imaging?


i wonder if it's the "great cull" crew doing a survey.

b.w.


I doubt that any of that crowd have enough energy or assets to be out
burning gas reconnoitering. They're too busy gumming us to death with
hilariously empty threats, much like this group
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P2jJ...eature=related.

Wayne
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