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Select areas of Columbus now available in high-res on Google Street View

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  • #80197

    Analogue Kid
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    Was just browsing around today and noticed that intersections (and apparently only intersections) are now in high resolution for Columbus.

    Old:

    oldstreetview.jpg

    New:

    newstreetview.jpg

    Fun times

    #345637

    Talcott
    Member

    Wow. I can see my dad standing in my parents’ front yard now (they live on a corner).

    Can anyone tell when these were taken? It looks like last spring.

    I wonder if there’s a way to toggle between the new and old version. It doesn’t matter much now, but I hope they are being archived so that people will one day have nearly complete street-level views of Columbus (and other cities) from decades ago.

    #345638

    sixby9is42
    Member

    Interesting. Most of the shots in my neighborhood are still old, and the new shots only appear at intersections.

    Looking at the new shots is a bit theraputic; they were taken on a partly sunny day in the summer with green lawns and leaves on the trees.

    #345639

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    sixby9is42 wrote >>
    Interesting. Most of the shots in my neighborhood are still old, and the new shots only appear at intersections.
    Looking at the new shots is a bit theraputic; they were taken on a partly sunny day in the summer with green lawns and green leaves on the trees.

    My guess is they’re currently doing a review of the mid block shots to blur people and stuff but they wanted to get it out part way early instead of waiting a long time for a final release. At least that’s Google’s usual course of action.

    #345640

    Patch
    Participant

    Talcott wrote >>
    Wow. I can see my dad standing in my parents’ front yard now (they live on a corner).

    Just out of curiosity, did they blur his face?

    #345641

    Talcott
    Member

    Patch wrote >>

    Talcott wrote >>
    Wow. I can see my dad standing in my parents’ front yard now (they live on a corner).

    Just out of curiosity, did they blur his face?

    His back is to the camera ;-)

    #345642

    anillo
    Participant
    #345643

    Analogue Kid
    Participant
    #345644

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Bump for insomniacs

    #345645

    Tenzo
    Participant

    I remember seeing the pictures where some city objected to being google-mapped. People dressed up in diving gear and chased the vans around with tridents.

    Here is is: LINK

    #345646

    GW_Justice
    Participant

    http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&hq=&layer=c&cbll=39.981638,-83.040171&panoid=lnAmhCAIDL0dYoHdSA7agA&cbp=12,233.29,,0,1.57&source=embed&ll=39.981642,-83.040311&spn=0,359.981439&z=16

    Move away from the corner and the house re-constructs itself.

    Given the progress on the house and the green color of the tree leaves, I’m guessing the new GS were done May or June last year.

    Edit: Hmm, the code for embedding the photo doesn’t work, but the link does.

    #345647

    tourist19
    Participant

    GW_Justice wrote >>

    Given the progress on the house and the green color of the tree leaves, I’m guessing the new GS were done May or June last year.

    That was my guess too based on the photos of my neighborhood. There was some major landscape work being done on a house up the street that is in the pictures and a bike that appeared last spring/summer is chained to the bike rack.

    #345648

    Lakee911
    Participant

    Sweet. I live on an intersection (just a T, not a cross) and it’s in high res. Too bad half the pic is my bushes.

    Appears to be from summer and its before August because my garage isn’t built or even started yet. It’s either a weekend or late afternoon because my car is there. Probably late June or early July as the neighbors have up their Fourth of July decore.

    All this sunshine and green makes me long for Spring… *sigh*

    #345649

    Thory
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>
    I remember seeing the pictures where some city objected to being google-mapped. People dressed up in diving gear and chased the vans around with tridents.
    Here is is: LINK

    I like how you can move down the street, see them chilling on lawn-chairs, then they spot the car and start chasing.

    #345650

    Patch
    Participant

    Thory wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    I remember seeing the pictures where some city objected to being google-mapped. People dressed up in diving gear and chased the vans around with tridents.
    Here is is: LINK

    I like how you can move down the street, see them chilling on lawn-chairs, then they spot the car and start chasing.

    Thank you for this, i went back and followed the whole “slideshow”.

    HILARIOUS BEYOND WORDS.

    I really want to do something like this.

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