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Author Topic: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView  (Read 250477 times)

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1250 on: October 19, 2023, 12:44:51 PM »

It looks like they removed the railroad right after the imagery: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2zDBRNwQnV3nTLsa8

Update: 12/2023 imagery shows they had done a full rebuild of the railroad - also interesting.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1251 on: October 27, 2023, 02:47:28 PM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1252 on: October 29, 2023, 08:26:12 PM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1253 on: October 30, 2023, 12:14:53 AM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1254 on: October 30, 2023, 01:05:20 AM »

A GSV shirt

You'd think Google makes enough money to afford fonts that aren't shit.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1255 on: October 30, 2023, 06:54:32 AM »

A GSV shirt

You'd think Google makes enough money to afford fonts that aren't shit.
They make money because they didn't shell out for the font.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1257 on: October 31, 2023, 03:18:14 PM »

A signal outage on MD 140 near Westminster, with work trucks & cones setup to temporarily block left-turns & cross traffic.

Given the August 2023 imagery date, it's possible the power outage was stemming from the same thunderstorm that knocked down ~20 powerline poles across MD 140 a few miles to the west.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1258 on: November 08, 2023, 10:14:38 AM »

You are in France. If you need a visa to enter France and don't hold a travel permit valid for at least one year issued in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Luxembourg or Portugal; you must declare your entry at the Freyming Merlebach police station.

This is in Rosbruck, France; right across the border from Großrosseln, Germany. This would apply in very rare cases anyway, since both countries are part of the Schengen area.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1260 on: November 13, 2023, 07:42:55 PM »

Not crazy, but GSV capturing a railroad grade crossing gates down with signals active.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fcme8erfZ1oPnB9U9
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1261 on: November 22, 2023, 09:51:39 PM »

Not crazy, but GSV capturing a railroad grade crossing gates down with signals active.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fcme8erfZ1oPnB9U9

You can find that a fair amount if you know where/when to look.

This is bizarre, though. Given the fact there's a provision for the gate mechanism to be attached to the bridge cantilever, I'm guessing the road was planned to be widened/wider at some point, but, when that didn't happen, the gate mechanism was given its own mast closer to the road.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1262 on: January 10, 2024, 04:50:19 PM »

I thought we had a movie location thread, but I can't find it.

Not so much a location but a prop: the Bluth stair car from Arrested Development.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/f1NS1nCJvJ4VZ1nv7
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1263 on: January 11, 2024, 12:02:47 PM »

I thought we had a movie location thread, but I can't find it.

Not so much a location but a prop: the Bluth stair car from Arrested Development.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/f1NS1nCJvJ4VZ1nv7

At least it's behind barbed wire to keep off the hop-ons.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1264 on: February 15, 2024, 10:08:16 PM »

I-495 captured in pitch black - the same date has night imagery (plus some evening and midday mixed in) for many miles in both directions.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1265 on: February 16, 2024, 12:28:32 PM »

I-495 captured in pitch black - the same date has night imagery (plus some evening and midday mixed in) for many miles in both directions.

I-95 in New Hampshire at the Hampton Toll Plaza express lanes also has some night imagery from November 2018 although it appears close to dusk. I've never understood why GSV even does street view at night.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1266 on: February 18, 2024, 07:28:09 PM »

Rockslide on Federal Highway 24 in Mexico. It looks like the Street View car had to turn around, because there's no imagery past the big rock.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1267 on: February 22, 2024, 07:20:14 PM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1268 on: February 22, 2024, 10:12:22 PM »

Looks like it wiped-out a median signal and threw the intersection into flash?
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« Reply #1269 on: February 26, 2024, 05:33:15 PM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1270 on: February 26, 2024, 05:45:31 PM »

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Can't say I'm opposed to this idea, as long as it's properly done. It eliminates most conflict points.
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