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Offline Happy Expat

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Google street view launched in NZ today!!!
« on: December 01, 2008, 09:32:41 pm »
It's so much fun :clap:

I wasn't sure where to post this, but as it shows streets, I thought I'd put it with driving... ;)

I've been emailing links of where I live, hubby's work and my daughters school to my family all morning. It's so cool to be able to send them this O0

For you guys not here yet, you could have a look around too O0 :clap:

Here's link to Chch Cathedral to get you started O0
http://maps.google.co.nz/?utm_campaign=en_AU&utm_medium=lp&utm_source=en_AU-lp-apac-nz-gns-svn&utm_term=bluebutton


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Re: Google street view launched in NZ today!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 10:05:16 pm »
OMG this is the most AMAZING thing.  I have just taken a look at the accommodation we are staying in next month.  WOW WOW WOW.  Thank for sharing. 
Can't get over how lucky we are to live in such amazing times of technology. 
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Re: Google street view launched in NZ today!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 12:41:18 am »
sweet to the nth degree !

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 02:49:56 am »
ama-zing
i saw my house... online.. walked down the street, had a bit of a nosey up at the neighbors place..... amazing.

then you go and tread that those mumbai dudes used google maps to plan their attack... and you think to yourself.. if mumbai people attack my house, i am going to make sure i have an escape route... oh wait.. how about..  someone just using a normal map... then you realise, privacy and freedom of information is no different online to what it is offline..

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 10:57:38 am »
Oh dufus me!  There I don't look at unread posts, and post a thread on this under "SMAPS bids goodbye".  Forgive me!  :blush:

ANyways... Ronaldd, my husband thinks like you do.  That's why he's glad that the pic of the house is not too detailed... duh... who cares.. the thing is more, if somebody specifically knows your address, and have vengeful intentions, they can go to AA and get a map and do what they want... using Google maps and now street view, may simply make it easier... but you know... I don't have any major enemies that would in particular go looking for my house to bomb me.  So I don't think I have to fear...
I just happen to be married to a paranoid android...  :whistle: ::)
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 12:12:10 pm »
say hi to marvin for me.

i think if someone would want to find out about your house, they have other means.. but its fun to look around the neighborhood..

now i can send it to family and they can see what it looks like here.... and they will be dissapointed because it looks just like south africa... family think we live on mars
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 12:08:50 pm »
yep, Google street maps is great, even if you are a terrorist. It feels like you are there. You can even look up at the Sky Tower as though you are there.

I can only imaging how many photos it took to put this together. Well done Google :clap:

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 07:10:32 pm »
there was apparently a new van with a little 360degree camera driving through the streets,  some collegues saw it.

I am just wondering over the amount of data that was collected.  How much storage space does it take, and when can they get a new photo of my house because i trimmed that tree in the front nicely and they still have an old photo
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 08:28:18 pm »
they must have done each route more than once as well because in one pic of Candice's school it is clearly pick up time and next minute there are no cars (over a weekend) and next minute they are all back

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 11:06:29 pm »
The image of our place was taken last year during summer, some time??
You can see my truck in the driveway ;) :smitten:


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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 11:19:17 pm »
You can't see my place because we are in a back sections.... so not fair!!!

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 09:51:20 am »
Well, well, well, the whole of NZ has a new pastime!  Finding their house on Google Streets!
I went in to church this morning to do their Sunday bulletin, and wouldn't they be talking about it, and whether or not the church would be on, because they're so remote.  How excited they were to find they were on!!  Only it was before the new sign had been put up... the finance lady was there, and asked to look at HER house, and said, "Oh good, they took the pick before messed up the front yard!"  LOL...

So then this evening we go to pick up our kids at friends where they'd been visiting, and there they have their street on Google Maps! 

It's all anybody can talk about right now...  ::)
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 03:41:17 pm »
know what.. its awesome
we also forgot to talk about crime for longer than 5 minutes... yaaay for us.
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Re: Google street view launched in NZ today!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2008, 11:01:15 am »
Wow coool - cooolll site!!!!!!



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Re: Google street view launched in NZ today!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 01:39:48 pm »
On the one side this is very cool - well done Google  O0  but on the other side as Nolan said - HELO TERRORISTS here is a new play groud for you  :thumbdown: