Google maps has gone too far!!!!!

ultimateironman

2 year Wielder of Das Banhammer!
so i was using google maps to find a large wooded lot near my house to hike/camp in some time soon. and i zoomed in on my house once to many times to find this!!!

omgmyhouse.jpg

i am creeped out beyond measure. my house...with my 2 cars sitting in teh driveway, in a 3D view tour style picture.

SO, does YOUR house show up on this EVIL website too?
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
LOL.

Street view has been out for... at least a couple years now. They're slowly adding more and more streets (you can't see it on every street in America yet). Yes, my house is on there, and I have no problem with it really. It's the same view anyone walking or driving down the street would have.

I have found it handy a lot of times though. My wife was trying to remember what the street address of my cousin's house was. We tried a couple of addresses, looked at the street view, and eventually found the house that made us go "Aha! That's the one!".

Or, when meeting up with someone out in front of a business (typically for craigslist transactions), and I haven't been to said business before, I'll usually look it up with street view beforehand, so I know what the business front looks like before I get there, so I'm not driving like an idiot down the road under the speed limit, surveying the roadside so I don't miss it. :)

That's just my opinion of it though. The images aren't anything near realtime - heck, my house still had the previous owners' cars in the driveway for about two years after we moved there.

Also, another neat map to look at is Bing's maps birdseye view. It's the view from an airplane or helicopter, and definitely gets a lot closer than google maps' satellite view!
 

coffeejunky

Server Moderator
I think its awesome. Doesn't bother me, I can see how some people would dislike it if they have their garage or shed open showing some nice valuables, or if it showed the inside of your garden (over the fence, those cameras are high) but you can literally see no more than you could just driving by, so its practicality far outweighs any privacy concerns.

Google (and the web/advertising in general) gets creepier than this, its just 90% of the public don't know their every actions are being tracked by marketing corps, though it is supposed to be anonymised, studies have shown its is very, very easy to put a face to search profiles if you have enough data, let alone Google+. I highly reccomend Ghostery (and Beef TACO if you are on firefox), just opt out of Ghostrank though (enable blocking), the data is used in an open way at the moment, but you never know in future.
 

Marine05

Server Moderator
yea, my place is on there too. I just wonder how many people were inadvertently caught with their pants down or doin some illegal stuff in those pictures. I highly doubt each and every picture is checked before its uploaded to google.
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
yea, my place is on there too. I just wonder how many people were inadvertently caught with their pants down or doin some illegal stuff in those pictures. I highly doubt each and every picture is checked before its uploaded to google.
There's lots of entertaining finds. I don't believe any nudity has ever been found, but I remember a recent one found of a guy taking a leak towards the fence, with his back turned towards the road.

And just found this link... heh.
http://www.streetviewfun.com/
 

Hudy

Annoying 13 year old.
Mine Does.
IRL House.png
I don't really see a problem with this, it's cool to see what life looks like in different areas.
It does show a lot though, I can see some problems.

I don't seem to mind really.
 

Inuuchiha

Meow Meow Meow
My house isn't on it, it won't zoom down to my house, but it'll zoom down to the house next door, on the side where you can't see my house, any of the houses after mine in the neighborhood don't show up either
 

eaglestallon

Server Administrator
Staff member
mine shows just your standard street view....the van that was totaled, my sisters car in the driveway(which means they drove by on a Sunday which is the only time the driveway is empty :) ) oh and my Station wagon which is now parked in the back yard waiting for some work to be done on it.
 

eaglestallon

Server Administrator
Staff member
ok here are the pictures :D and no, I'm not giving out my address unless you wish to visit, then I'll give it out. Things to note, the pictures are watermarked copyright google 2007, ;) and I'm using google earth, which allows me to save pictures. I will say that the satellite view has been updated and I can now see the roof :) because we just had some trees removed.
google pic 1.jpggoogle pic 2.jpg

Also for those of you that are concerned about privacy, note how they have license plates and addresses blanked/fuzzy out for you.
 

eaglestallon

Server Administrator
Staff member
This post is posted with nothing but fun in mind.

what I want to know is this: is this hudy? google pic 3.jpg please note person is not in hudy's pic up above, if you type in address and look left, you will see said person.
 

Hudy

Annoying 13 year old.
This post is posted with nothing but fun in mind.

what I want to know is this: is this hudy? View attachment 2782 please note person is not in hudy's pic up above, if you type in address and look left, you will see said person.
Lol I wish. He's too pimpin for me

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if you look to the right you will see an evil deer
It's no longer there, I used to put hats on the deer according to the seasons to troll my crazy neighbors.
 
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