Posts Tagged ‘googlestreetview’

Thai Villagers Arrest a Google Street View Driver, Thought He Was a Spy Photog

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On your own mental list of “most perilous jobs,” chances are Google Street View driver doesn’t make it very close to the top. But one of Google’s own wound up in a strange situation recently when a group of villagers in Thailand put him under citizen’s arrest, believing him to be a spy for a government dam project they oppose. Read more…

Explore Japan’s Abandoned ‘Battleship Island’ Courtesy of Google Street View

In the most recent James Bond movie, Daniel Craig spent some time in the eerie emptiness of an abandoned island that the villain Silva had claimed as his lair. What many don’t realize is that this setting was actually based on a real place.

It’s called Hashima, but it’s better known by its nickname Gunkanjima (or “Battleship Island”), and thanks to Google Street View we can now tour the deserted, crumbling island as well. Read more…

Google is Loaning Out Its Trekker Street View Camera Backpacks

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Google has had no issues expanding street view to some pretty amazing places. Thanks in large part to the company’s trekker backpacks, we can now visit the Grand Canyon, explore Central Park and check out the view from the world’s tallest peaks.

But the company isn’t above asking others to help expand the “off-road” street view repertoire, and so Google is announcing plans to loan out those expensive Trekkers to worthy third party organizations. Read more…

Stunning Views Atop the World’s Tallest Building Come to Google Street View

Rising from the desert in the Middle East are mind-blowing structures and formations. One of those just happens to be the Burj Khalifa. It’s the tallest man-made structure in the world, coming in at over a whopping 2,700 feet.

Wandering to the highest levels of this building is undoubtedly on the to-do list of many photographers. Magnificent views, beautiful architecture. But for those folks who don’t foresee a trip to Dubai on the cards in the near future, Google has you covered. Read more…

The Ends of the Earth, As Seen Through Google Street View

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The advent and continuous expansion of Google Street View has made it possible to explore far off places that we may never be able to visit in person. But where exactly does Google’s reach end? One person deigned to find out. Read more…

Google Expands Street View to Let Users Visit Three Historic NYC Locations

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In partnership with Historypin and the Central Park Conservancy, Google has decided to expand its Street View repertoire once again, this time letting out-of-towners experience three of The Big Apple’s most historically significant locations: Central Park, The 9/11 Memorial and places affected by Hurricane Sandy. Read more…

Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

Hyperlapse photography involves shooting a series of photographs over large distances and then stringing the photos together into a time-lapse video that zooms the viewer through the locations. Creating a real hyperlapse involves quite a bit of work, so the folks over at Teehan+Lax Labs decided to go virtual by turning to Google Street View to source the necessary photos.

The gorgeous hyperlapse video above was created entirely using Google Street View photos, and shows the locations visited by the Street View camera van in a way that’s very different from what you see through your browser.
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Band Makes Clever Music Video Through Google Street View’s Cameras

Check out this one-of-a-kind music video for the song “Could Be Me” by the band Gunnar and The Grizzly Boys. The video is titled “Redneck Country Band Ambushes Google Street View Car!,” and appears to be a music video shot entirely through the cameras of Google’s Street View cars.
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Explore 75 Miles of Grand Canyon Trails and Roads With Google Street View

Back in October, Google took several Trekker Street View backpacks into the Grand Canyon to capture the majestic beauty of the national park for those who can’t actually go there. Several months have gone by since that point, but finally, the cubicle-bound and financially unable among us can now visit the Grand Canyon from the comfort of our own desktops. Read more…

Google Street View Cameras Capture Not-So-Friendly Encounters with Wild Animals

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Being out on the roads is dangerous, be you a donkey in Botswana, a deer in New York, or a Google Street View driver. Things don’t get newsworthy, however, until one of the first two meets up with the third. Read more…