Google Streetview launches in Australia Today

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Google Streetview launches in Australia Today

Post by 2dudez » 05 August 08 8:51 am

Google Streetview launches in Australia Today.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/08/googl ... ralia.html
The article mentions that it will cover a large chunk of the country at launch.
The pic in the article is of Apollo Bay.
I was driving behind the google car when it was going through town that morning.

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If you can find yourself in Streetview, post your screenshots here

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Post by rogainer » 05 August 08 10:37 am

Awesome

but It didn't work in firefox for me - had to go to IE <shudder>

[edit] seems to work in FF now :?:
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Post by setsujoku » 05 August 08 10:51 am

Works for me in FF :!:

The detail is great, and by the looks of it, they caught a lot of people on bin day around here :D

hmm, so many ideas for checking out cache locations

Anyone found anything funny yet? People doing things, or looking funny :?: or even see anyone doing an actual cache :D
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Post by CraigRat » 05 August 08 10:53 am

I saw that car a few months ago in Burnie of all places.

They even drove past my place, and I live in the sticks.
Cool, but scary!

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Post by Map Monkey » 05 August 08 11:09 am

2dudez wrote:I was driving behind the google car when it was going through town that morning.
So where's the shot of your vehicle from the Streetview vehicle? :P

Wow, a couple photos have been taken i see....every 10-20m in some cases. :shock:

Just spying on some cachers places as we speak. :twisted:

mm

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Post by CraigRat » 05 August 08 11:23 am

Here's me overtaking the googlemobile (white commodore wagon)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&g ... 6273844433
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Post by Map Monkey » 05 August 08 11:50 am

current coverage:

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Post by 2dudez » 05 August 08 12:47 pm

Map Monkey wrote:
2dudez wrote:I was driving behind the google car when it was going through town that morning.
So where's the shot of your vehicle from the Streetview vehicle? :P
mm

I was driving behind it, and hoped i'd get my pic taken, but looking on the street view where this was, there is no sign of me.
At least I got to take a pic of them though.
:D

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Post by PesceVerde » 05 August 08 2:32 pm

Amazing!
Thought I'd been missing something, but now I see it's a whole new deal here.
It'll be interesting to see how far and deep this impressive photographic info. travels. ;)

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Post by GammaPiSigma » 05 August 08 3:31 pm

GPS cache mobile caught driving in Campbelltown. I said to my wife (Sigma) "Hey, that is the google vehicle", and it was. We are in the red Merc on the right.
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Post by acts2youthgroup » 05 August 08 3:40 pm

Photos are a bit old, but very scary. big brother is watching. :shock:

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Post by mundoo » 05 August 08 3:46 pm

And in typical street map style they only covered 1/2 of Hindmarsh Island.

It peeves me that many (not all) street maps end at the monument on Hindmarsh Island and don't do the rest of the island. :shock:

My street is not covered.

Looking at Goolwa it appears the photos were taken around Xmas time as there are Xmas trees up and down the street on the shop verandah posts etc. and it was a Monday as my daughter's bin haven't been put around the back. :lol: Daughter has found herself in two places at work in Port Elliot and at trade store in Victor Harbor.

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Post by Dik: » 05 August 08 6:46 pm

I checked out a couple of my cache sites.

One where the cache should be clearly visible, but the resolution is a bit blurry and you can't make it out.

Another where there is a mistake in the maps, and as you follow in street view you appear to fall off a cliff where the map mistake is. I hope the Google driver wasn't hurt.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ie ... 1,360,,0,5
Try moving south a step

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Post by KevL » 05 August 08 9:39 pm

I checked out a couple of relatives. A sister in law in Gladstone must be pissed off as apparently her house is now/was a vacant block.
Seriously though,the pics of her street are not of her street which is an old section of town. The pics shown are all new under construction houses and freshly cleared areas. Someone screwed up somewhere.

For anyone in Gladstone Qld check out Angler St.

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Post by caughtatwork » 05 August 08 10:08 pm

The images of my place were taken in December last year as I've got the Christmas decorations out in the garden and up on the house.

They went up last week in November and came down first week of January, so the pics are not exactly new, but they surely aren't that old either.

Lucky I wasn't hanging my bum over the eaves :shock:

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