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Seen the new Google Maps?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jr/shotglass, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I've been toying around with it this afternoon. It's a quantum leap in some parts of the world. Much more detailed, and the interactivity (links to businesses and restaurants with a click, easier driving directions) has reached a new level.

    Not everybody in my house was so happy with it, though.

    When we got down to the view of our house, it was so clear you could see inside our open garage, right down to an open screen door well inside the building. It's that detailed now.

    My wife didn't like that at all. She said it's like they're intruding on people's lives. My daughter said it had a little bit of a Big Brother vibe to it.

    I think the advancement overshadows that concern.
     
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    A screen door on the inside? OK.
     
  3. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    The Google Maps streetview car was in these parts on a Monday or a Thursday. Our trash can is out by the street.
     
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    I've never even seen my car at any time on Google Maps. It's never in any of the driveways or lots where I've lived or worked.

    Funny thing is, my daughter left her car parked in front of my apartment two years ago for a week's honeymoon, and it's there in the street view -- complete with the penis and balls one of her friends adorned a side window with.
     
  5. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    Just went to look at the street view for the house I lived in senior year of college. Apparently, they finally drove down and took another picture. For about 5 years after I moved out, my car was parked out in front and you could actually read the license plate, which was kind of creepy.
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Great. Worst case of getting caught masturbating ever.
     
  7. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Everyone wants privacy, but what does the Google lens see that someone walking down the street can't see?

    Though I have no room to talk, because I live on a road that Google will not find.
     
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Ha. I checked out my house, and I'm actually standing outside the front door. Crazy.
     
  9. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    When you put my mom's address in now, you get a house that's about a mile up the street.
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Maybe she moved and didn't tell you.
     
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    You get garbage pickup twice a week? Fancy!
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    They didn't blur you out? In photos of my area, they blur or Photoshop people out.

    My house freaked me out. There's a ghostly figure inside my front window. Probably my son, but he's not one to do that.

    I also played everyone's favorite game Find Your Car. Found my wife's -- in one frame it's at her office. Never saw mine, but I think Google does these in the late morning which means it would've been in our garage.
     
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