Category Archives: street view

Occasional reader – Saying no to Google, popcorn prices popping, economics and height, Pringles

North Oaks tells Google Maps: Keep out – we mean it (Star Tribune) — A suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota has demanded that Google remove all images from Street View, citing its laws against trespassing. The city’s roads are privately … Continue reading

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Google Maps tackles the last block problem

A longstanding problem with online maps and navigation devices is that your destination is often not where they say it is. When you reach the “destination”, you’re often a few hundred feet from where you wanted to be. There are … Continue reading

Posted in google, local search, maps, satellite navigation, street view, web 2, web 2.0

Flickr and privacy rights

Flickr is one of the treasures of the Web. You can find high quality images on just about every topic imaginable. It’s great for sharing with friends, planning vacations and illustrating blog posts. It also raises a lot of issues … Continue reading

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A conversation on digital maps

The Kojo Nnamdi show, a DC public radio call-in program, had a discussion yesterday on digital mapping technology. (RealAudio, Windows Media) Among the topics covered: mapping refugee flows, Google Street View, mashups, user-generated map data and privacy issues around all … Continue reading

Posted in gps, maps, satellite navigation, street view

iPhone dreaming – iPhone + GPS

The iPhone has quickly become the ultimate communication device for many. With a few tweaks, it could easily become the ultimate navigation device. Creative Commons image by stevegarfield. Imagine: You get into your car and put the iPhone in you … Continue reading

Posted in apple, geotagging, google, gps, iphone, local search, maps, satellite navigation, street view, wireless, wireless data | 6 Comments

Google Street View hits The Daily Show

Lewis Black has a hilarious rant on privacy issues of Street View from the “worldwide leader in freaking people out”. The Freakonomics blog has an interview with Google Product Manager Stephen Chau on Street View. More on: google, maps, Street View

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Getting Google Street View in your pocket

WHERE has released a clever hack that lets you pull up Google Street View pictures on your cell phone. Just find a business and if it’s in Street View coverage, you’ll see a link to view the picture. Google’s own … Continue reading

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