Google street view goes live in the UK today !

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  1. gixermark

    gixermark Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    Well, if you haven't seen it yet ..... Google Street View has gone live in the UK today ( 11/03/10 ) and what an amazing bit of software it is! :thumb:

    Previously it was only main roads in some cities but from today over 95% of the UK is now covered ( sorry if your not! ) :Eeek:

    Pop onto google maps and have a look.

    For all you lucky 3GS iphone users ( ahem, me included ! ) it is also available on our maps on the phone. Example : put your postcode in, a pin will drop near your address with a banner saying the street .... to the left is a red circle with a person in it .... touch this and watch what happens !!! To move along the street, touch the arrow in the middle of the street and it will move in this direction ( may take a few seconds ) Use the peel back page in the bottom right hand corner to flick the main page, find drop-pin, use this, it will then drop a pin in the area you are looking on the map. Keep your finger on the screen and 'drag' the pin to where you want to look ...... press the red person and you can look around .... 360 degrees!

    Imagine the above will be the same as for PC / Laptop users etc.

    Go on .... have a nose at your next holiday destination in Cornwall / Devon / Wales and have a look at the local area before you arrive ..... simply timeless !!

    And yes, to you 'Glooms' who will slate this software re privicy / burglars / etc etc etc ..... get a life ....... they can walk along your street and see the same at any time, night or day!:Doh:

    Get with it ......... it's fab .....:thumb:
     
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    I saw the van come up my street.

    Cant believe it I am getting into my Jeep outside the house.

    Wish I could cut and paste it.
     
  3. WillH

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    Just checked out my house and we must have been away, so, fortunately, no van on the drive to interest any thieves or vagabonds.
     
  4. Pat4Neil

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    Our motorhome wasnt there, I think the pictures are from Xmas 2008 sometime, judging by the cars and my neighbours have xmas lights up.

    Pat
     
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    Yes it is 'fab' .. and I'm not a gloom merchant .. but

    the crooks can now case the job without leaving home and no chance of being seen

    all technology can be used for good and evil :Sad:
     
  6. Road Runner

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    My caravan is in the picture so that dates it august 2009 or newer in my region nof Wales
     
  7. madbluemad

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    Just looked at my house and I think its brilliant. Just think, if your an Estate Agent you dont need anybody around the house with a camera anymore.

    Mine was taken last summer, a glorious blue sky and sunshine day. Did we have any of those last summer ?

    Jim
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  8. Jaws

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    Big time differences from street to street !

    One view shows the new van, another the old van !

    One view shows the development behind my property well under way

    One view shows the old garage blocks, untouched but with fencing round.
    Very weird !!

    Still, absolutely love this stuff !
     
  9. JJ

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    Incredible!

    You can actually see the Wagon in one of my summer park up locations (number plate blurred but the huge, white finger print logo is a bit of giveaway.)

    Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing but either way it is...

    Incredible!

    JJ
     
  10. madbluemad

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    The problems start when you see a strange car on your drive when you were at work :Eek!:

    Jim
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    Spooky.

    I thought there is no way they will have been down my lane. People can't find it when I tell them where we are! Just checked and there is my house. AND a dodgy looking car parked outside, they have obscured the numberplate so I'll never find out who it was:BigGrin:
     
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    Superb for identifying potential wild camping and picnic spots.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance,, but how do you get on it or find it? :RollEyes:
     
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    just had a look for my house and MH and theres a great big recycling collection wagon in front:cry:
     
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    Hi Mo

    click on google maps .. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

    enter your post code or address in the search bar

    when the map finds you, left click on the orange flag then street view
     
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    control print screen may do it?

    ShiftZZ
     
  17. Robinhood

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    Thought someone would have replied by now, but not - so here goes.

    Go to google home page (www.google.co.uk)

    Select 'maps' from the menu which appears when you hover mouse anywhere on the page.

    Street view is selected by clicking on the 'orange man' that is at the top of the zoom scale, and dragging and dropping on the map at the appropriate place on the map.

    Before doing this, it is best to get close to the intended geographic target first by either using the search facility at the top (postcode, town, street name etc.) or by zooming and dragging the map around to get your target area displayed.

    I also find it easier to have selected 'satellite' as the view type at the top left of the map, and tick the 'show labels' if you want street names to be overlaid.

    As you drag the orange man from the top of the zoom scale, all the streets which have a street view become outlined in blue. Just drop the man where you want to be in an outlined area. Street view appears.

    Once you're in street view, the navigation is quite intuitive - click on an arrow on the displayed direction line to move in that direction, drag the compass round to look about you, zoom in and out as required, etc.

    HTH
     
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  18. GJH

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    Well, they must have been down our road last summer because the (deciduous) hedge is in full leaf - so full, in fact that you can hardly see the house. The end of the drive is there but no photo up the drive so can't see if the van was there that day or not :Smile:

    Graham
     
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    Yep we are on for all and sundry to see. Taken last summer and thankfully no Motorhome or boats on the drive when it was taken, only the little Erde and another trailer are on it as well as my Ferrari and Porche :Doh:
     
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    If you are using Vista, there is a little tool called Snip .. Click on the windows help on your machine and all will be explained :Smile:
     
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