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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1075 on: March 29, 2022, 08:56:07 AM »

Strangely, you can continue on Street View on the "old" route.

I can't: it dead-ends right where the road veers off. (I actually can get to the Street View on the misaligned section, but only by skipping ahead.) Going backwards though, it works fine.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1076 on: March 29, 2022, 10:28:01 AM »

What's going on with I-80?

Someone at Google probably dragged a node

Or they've really got it out for someone at 20 Brighton Terrace.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1077 on: March 29, 2022, 05:37:32 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/o6ypEdgeH3rcrjvF9

not crazy but odd, the street view of the Omaha Street widening project's finished first phase cuts off westbound at the Oshkosh Street intersection- which is no longer accessible from the westbound side due to the new raised median. Why would the car stop recording here instead of going to, say, Cross Street, which is still accessible from the westbound lanes?

In addition to that, the eastbound recording from the same time DOES go to Cross Street (and all the way through the construction zone further west) but detours through the Black Hills Bicycles parking lot instead of staying on Omaha.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1078 on: March 30, 2022, 01:36:41 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/2v5pi2d2GR7yoYj46

The double SOUTH CR 52 shields in Holmdel, NJ.

https://goo.gl/maps/qMx8KDm4BqxF8d7G7
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1079 on: March 30, 2022, 03:08:37 AM »

That's just a stitching error. There's thousands of them on GSV.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1080 on: March 30, 2022, 10:20:15 AM »

I saw one the other day that looked even more real than that one, but I can't remember now where it was.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1081 on: March 30, 2022, 10:32:14 AM »

That's just a stitching error. There's thousands of them on GSV.

But one with a very Escher-esque result (look at the bases…)
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1082 on: April 04, 2022, 03:10:24 PM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1084 on: April 23, 2022, 07:02:00 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5936185,-114.6149228,3a,47.1y,167.45h,86.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJnPOEXoJLLbXf1Ss03gLpQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Both the road and slip lane yield to each other.

It looks more like the slip lane has two yield signs, but the one on the left is horribly placed.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1085 on: April 23, 2022, 07:20:18 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5936185,-114.6149228,3a,47.1y,167.45h,86.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJnPOEXoJLLbXf1Ss03gLpQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Both the road and slip lane yield to each other.

It looks more like the slip lane has two yield signs, but the one on the left is horribly placed.

Plus both yield signs are back-to-back with a "Wrong Way" sign, seemingly implying that both yields are for the slip lane.

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1086 on: May 03, 2022, 07:01:37 AM »

Prudhoe Bay is lucky to have Google Streetview coverage at all, but there's another Google car?

(No, it's not driving past a giant mirror.)
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1087 on: May 03, 2022, 08:22:35 AM »

Prudhoe Bay is lucky to have Google Streetview coverage at all, but there's another Google car?

(No, it's not driving past a giant mirror.)

Maybe they're traveling together for safety.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1088 on: May 03, 2022, 09:58:42 AM »


Prudhoe Bay is lucky to have Google Streetview coverage at all, but there's another Google car?

(No, it's not driving past a giant mirror.)

Maybe they're traveling together for safety.

Based on my time looking at GSV, I'm assuming that's the case.  Multiple Google cars traveling together seems to be more common in remote areas and on unpaved roads.  I imagine that each one serves as 'chase vehicle' for the other.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1089 on: May 05, 2022, 02:31:42 PM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1090 on: May 05, 2022, 02:58:45 PM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?

They were facing the right way three years earlier.  It appears the signs were turned around while the station was closed off.  GSV shows the station was open in 2015 but closed in 2016.  The signs are gone entirely as of 2021.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1091 on: May 05, 2022, 03:04:09 PM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?

They were facing the right way three years earlier.  It appears the signs were turned around while the station was closed off.  GSV shows the station was open in 2015 but closed in 2016.  The signs are gone entirely as of 2021.

Seems like a waste of time/money.  If you are going to close the station, just take the sign down.  Don't hang it backwards to then take it down. 
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1092 on: May 05, 2022, 05:19:49 PM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?

They were facing the right way three years earlier.  It appears the signs were turned around while the station was closed off.  GSV shows the station was open in 2015 but closed in 2016.  The signs are gone entirely as of 2021.

Seems like a waste of time/money.  If you are going to close the station, just take the sign down.  Don't hang it backwards to then take it down. 

Presumably they did that because, in the interim, there were plans to reopen the station. Hanging the signs backward is a fairly cheap way of "storing" them if there's a chance they're going to be needed again soonish.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1093 on: May 05, 2022, 05:39:19 PM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?

They were facing the right way three years earlier.  It appears the signs were turned around while the station was closed off.  GSV shows the station was open in 2015 but closed in 2016.  The signs are gone entirely as of 2021.

Seems like a waste of time/money.  If you are going to close the station, just take the sign down.  Don't hang it backwards to then take it down. 

Presumably they did that because, in the interim, there were plans to reopen the station. Hanging the signs backward is a fairly cheap way of "storing" them if there's a chance they're going to be needed again soonish.

Most places would just put a bag or tarp over them.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1094 on: May 06, 2022, 09:13:48 AM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?

They were facing the right way three years earlier.  It appears the signs were turned around while the station was closed off.  GSV shows the station was open in 2015 but closed in 2016.  The signs are gone entirely as of 2021.

I just figured they still wanted to be able to carry out business as usual during hurricane evacuations.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1095 on: May 06, 2022, 10:05:22 AM »

Why are both of these signs facing the opposite direction?

They were facing the right way three years earlier.  It appears the signs were turned around while the station was closed off.  GSV shows the station was open in 2015 but closed in 2016.  The signs are gone entirely as of 2021.

Seems like a waste of time/money.  If you are going to close the station, just take the sign down.  Don't hang it backwards to then take it down.

Speaking of wasting time and money, why did they bother putting up two signs when they could've just put up one after the merge point?
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1096 on: May 13, 2022, 12:56:41 PM »

Hopefully, this isn't what it looks like.
https://goo.gl/maps/KmkiNRr1GNTxC5Fg6
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« Reply #1097 on: May 13, 2022, 02:29:49 PM »

It's not Streetview, but there's this:

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« Reply #1098 on: May 13, 2022, 03:33:11 PM »

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1099 on: May 13, 2022, 06:20:16 PM »

Saw this in a Youtube video; apparently some GSV from Louisville, Mississippi in 2014 was taken right after a massive tornado went through town, leading to stunning shots like these:

- Metal sheeting wrapped around a tree and foundations stripped clean
- Insane view of the tornado scar
- Tossed cars

 


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