Thursday, May 29, 2008

Google Maps


Maybe you already know, but I've found a lot of people don't. See that picture on the Google maps page. that would be a picture of my home. It's the one on the end on the right.

In certain areas, soon to be all areas I am sure, Google is going around and taking footage of all the streets houses etc. So now when you need to find a place, look the address up on Google maps, see what the place looks like, navigate around the neighborhood, make fun of the "old" neighbor hood your friend lives in, and feel confident in getting to where you want to go.


7 comments:

Tim Jungbluth said...

It's a shame Google's only doing the states though...
The closest you can get in Europe, on Google Maps, is with a picture someone took (often a blurry pixelated version of the most un-interesting building in the neighbourhood), and posted it to google...

But when I look at what's already available, street-view-wize in the Us, wow! Quite amazing. And indeed fun to browse around on.

Just a small reflection though; how do you feel about this street view thingy, really?
How about those villains, those wrongdoers, using this, without doubt, very cool technology, to work out the plans for their next 'action'...?
Or am I being too critical about it?

Ann-Marie said...

that is both cool and creepy!

Eddie the Girl said...

yeah I know it's a little creepy.
My very first reaction was "ah don't do that." But I think it's harmless. It's not real time footage. If someone really wanted to do something bad to me (or anyone else), they could do it whether they had this picture online or not. I think anyway.

It would be really cool if they would do other countries,Europe especailly. I think it could be really handy while traveling.

Emily W. said...

Thanks for the Google tip. I had seen some of the photos taken of streets but not of houses. I'll be darned, there's Eddies place!

Leah Vanessa said...

It's definitely cool... but it's actually a HUGE problem for safety. As soon as they launched it, the domestic violence shelters around the country had to be extra-vigilant until the feds intervened. (The addresses are protected by federal law.) Also, from a stalking standpoint, it's SCARY. Since being contacted by a blog stalker, I've had to go through every single post on my blog and change names of family members, indentifying info about where I live and work, etc. It's not perfect, but it's better. If someone wants to find me, they probably could with a little work, but I'm trying to make it a little bit more difficult. Be careful.

Juliette said...

That is cool. I think it would be fun to see all 20+ of the places I've lived.

alysha said...

So cool to finally see where you live!!