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Title: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: rickmastfan67 on April 07, 2010, 03:30:00 AM
Let's have some fun, now shall we? :)

May I introduce the gateway to Hell!! :P :biggrin:

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=31.928173,-81.330715&panoid=IELKybs8yXOzzVchbUSMLw&cbp=12,230.38,,0,-1.3&ll=31.928113,-81.330795&spn=0,359.993032&z=18
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Alex on April 07, 2010, 11:53:29 AM
 :wow: Credit for finding this (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=freeport,+fl&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.106236,77.519531&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Freeport,+Walton,+Florida&ll=30.524271,-86.195666&spn=0.051755,0.108404&t=h&z=14&layer=c&cbll=30.524169,-86.195668&panoid=vQwlyxGlmdBMspaab0FfOQ&cbp=12,22.98,,0,14.48) goes to flaroadgeek.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: shoptb1 on April 07, 2010, 12:00:43 PM
Let's have some fun, now shall we? :)

May I introduce the gateway to Hell!! :P :biggrin:

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=31.928173,-81.330715&panoid=IELKybs8yXOzzVchbUSMLw&cbp=12,230.38,,0,-1.3&ll=31.928113,-81.330795&spn=0,359.993032&z=18

Drive into the light Carol Anne...drive into the light!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SSOWorld on April 07, 2010, 02:07:32 PM
:wow: Credit for finding this (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=freeport,+fl&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.106236,77.519531&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Freeport,+Walton,+Florida&ll=30.524271,-86.195666&spn=0.051755,0.108404&t=h&z=14&layer=c&cbll=30.524169,-86.195668&panoid=vQwlyxGlmdBMspaab0FfOQ&cbp=12,22.98,,0,14.48) goes to flaroadgeek.
Evidence that gawking at the Google Truck can be hazardous to your health? :happy:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on April 07, 2010, 02:34:16 PM

100 sightings in 2 minutes
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Ian on April 07, 2010, 09:32:35 PM

100 sightings in 2 minutes

Haha nice. I noticed Canary Wharf's traffic light tree was found in there.

If you want some good sightings, go to this sight (warning: it may slow down your computer):
http://www.streetviewfun.com/
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Alps on April 07, 2010, 09:35:29 PM

100 sightings in 2 minutes
The Long Island Duck!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on April 07, 2010, 09:45:34 PM

100 sightings in 2 minutes

Yeah, that caught my attention.


The Long Island Duck!

100 sightings in 2 minutes

Haha nice. I noticed Canary Wharf's traffic light tree was found in there.

If you want some good sightings, go to this sight (warning: it may slow down your computer):
http://www.streetviewfun.com/

Definitely did slow mine ;)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: WNYroadgeek on April 09, 2010, 09:34:39 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?layer=c&cbll=52.472723,-2.086806&cbp=12,334.41,,0,-62.5&ved=0CBUQ2wU&ei=w2GaS8j9Ode2sgbzop2-Aw&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cradley+Heath,+West+Midlands+B645BB,+United+Kingdom&t=h&panoid=Q0qmhOfkInXjBQ9hrwdjzw&ll=52.472749,-2.086791&spn=0,0.000862&z=20

EDIT:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=area+51&sll=36.514051,-115.708008&sspn=1.174358,1.766052&ie=UTF8&hq=Area+51&hnear=Area+51,+Rachel&ll=37.646116,-115.750843&spn=0.00226,0.003449&t=h&z=18

Who wants chicken?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: wphiii on December 19, 2013, 02:55:08 PM
Dunno if this really qualifies for "General Highway Talk," but I stumbled upon this the other day and it's pretty interesting. It's apparently been around for a while, some guy just trawls through Streetview all over the world and finds the weirdest/funniest/creepiest stuff that gets capture in the Google cameras.

http://9-eyes.com/

Some of it is downright chilling. This one is just great, though:

(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/9eyes/604823569/1/tumblr_l2j7f1fGXv1qzun8o)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: formulanone on December 19, 2013, 03:34:54 PM
Party on! That's some interesting stuff.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2y637lHOP1qzun8oo1_1280.jpg)

Nice...kitty...

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on December 19, 2013, 04:23:02 PM
The corner of Briggs Road and Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula, CA has a man looking straight into the camera.


where is this?  those two streets do not intersect.

Here: http://goo.gl/maps/b8glB  <--Pan the camera around after the page loads.

(I had the same problem you did)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on December 19, 2013, 05:19:28 PM
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Selkirk,+NY&hl=en&ll=42.50252,-73.748531&spn=0.006027,0.011373&sll=27.698638,-83.804601&sspn=7.407541,11.645508&oq=selki&t=h&hnear=Selkirk,+Albany,+New+York&z=16&layer=c&cbll=42.50252,-73.748531&panoid=I5FIhiH2xIajdwgGy_NTpA&cbp=12,0,,0,0
How about this one?  It reminds me of the old tube tvs that had no transmission which indeed Google has no transmission of the Berkshire Thruway either.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on December 19, 2013, 05:34:23 PM
http://goo.gl/maps/MJN1i

Click north or south and it'll be day time. Click east or west and it suddenly turns into night.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: BamaZeus on December 20, 2013, 12:35:05 PM
It's gone now, but the all-time greatest one was the one with the two guys swordfighting in Pittsburgh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000873/Google-Street-View-spots-Samurai-warriors-duelling-Pittsburgh.html
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 1995hoo on December 20, 2013, 12:45:21 PM
It's gone now, but the all-time greatest one was the one with the two guys swordfighting in Pittsburgh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000873/Google-Street-View-spots-Samurai-warriors-duelling-Pittsburgh.html

If you put it in the right spot, you can still see those guys:

http://goo.gl/maps/Gui45


Somewhere there was an image of a guy taking a dump in an outhouse with the door open, I think somewhere in Australia on a very hot day. I do not remember where I saw that image.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on December 20, 2013, 06:33:45 PM
Remember that one Lipitor commercial with the guy on a bike?

http://goo.gl/maps/xcc19
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: txstateends on December 20, 2013, 08:08:53 PM
Remember that one Lipitor commercial with the guy on a bike?

http://goo.gl/maps/xcc19

Linkie goes to the main Google Maps page for me.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on December 21, 2013, 12:06:56 AM
Linkie goes to the main Google Maps page for me.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: signalman on December 21, 2013, 03:26:05 AM
Linkie goes to the main Google Maps page for me.

Fixed.
Still not fixed for me.  I clicked your link and got google maps main page.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Alps on December 21, 2013, 08:44:28 AM
Linkie goes to the main Google Maps page for me.

Fixed.
Still not fixed for me.  I clicked your link and got google maps main page.
It worked for me. Did you click the quoted link instead of the original? I've changed that too, just in case.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: txstateends on December 21, 2013, 07:21:03 PM
Remember that one Lipitor commercial with the guy on a bike?

http://goo.gl/maps/xcc19

Linkie goes to the main Google Maps page for me.

Saw the Street View (I remember seeing it before after a past reference somewhere) but there's no guy on a bike anywhere.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on December 22, 2013, 01:07:23 AM
Saw the Street View (I remember seeing it before after a past reference somewhere) but there's no guy on a bike anywhere.

True; aside from the main actor and his bicycle that are visible in that image, there's no guy on a bike anywhere. ;-)

http://goo.gl/maps/xl4Vs
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on December 22, 2013, 01:19:55 AM
Yeah, I don't think any of us saw or remember that commercial.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on December 22, 2013, 07:45:33 AM
I can't find the recent thread so bump.
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.727031,-84.058628&spn=0.026506,0.056691&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=40.726884,-84.066027&panoid=uCnQk1uHO0iuKpYL-4E_Iw&cbp=12,329.49,,0,-0.75
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: hbelkins on December 22, 2013, 02:30:59 PM
Wasn't there a controversy recently where street view showed a body at a murder scene?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on December 22, 2013, 02:39:42 PM
[color="not purple"]mods, please merge with http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=2648[/color]
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on January 04, 2014, 02:27:21 PM
Found this...thing (https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-75.112116!3d39.931392!2m2!1f265.44!2f83.5!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1sJ4fgw93WGpHxgVxoLTRWyQ!2e0!9m1!6sDoctor+Charles+Brimm+Boulevard!5m2!1sJ4fgw93WGpHxgVxoLTRWyQ!2e0&fid=5) on Google Streetview in Camden, NJ.

(If there was another thread for this, which I believe there was, please merge my post into that one. Thanks!)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on January 04, 2014, 11:44:43 PM
Probably a leaf on the windshield camera lens.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on January 05, 2014, 12:21:23 AM
Probably a leaf on the windshield.

Didn't think about that. It happens when you move north once as well, but then is gone after that.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: yakra on January 09, 2014, 12:23:49 PM
I can't find the recent thread so bump.
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.727031,-84.058628&spn=0.026506,0.056691&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=40.726884,-84.066027&panoid=uCnQk1uHO0iuKpYL-4E_Iw&cbp=12,329.49,,0,-0.75
https://maps.google.com/maps?t=m&layer=c&cbll=40.727659,-84.051667&panoid=-B_RtTuSEyWvmvHTNhUeTw&cbp=11,88.83,,0,20.02&ie=UTF8&ll=40.727682,-84.051676&spn=0.023546,0.077162&z=14&vpsrc=6
Blown into place, or put there by some joker?

Also:
Batman. (https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=45.134496,-66.821852&spn=0.024189,0.038581&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=45.134364,-66.821795&panoid=zi6GjMbC5kKJ5F7s4XYf9A&cbp=12,125,,2,0)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ilvny on January 09, 2014, 06:47:13 PM
Found this...thing (https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-75.112116!3d39.931392!2m2!1f265.44!2f83.5!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1sJ4fgw93WGpHxgVxoLTRWyQ!2e0!9m1!6sDoctor+Charles+Brimm+Boulevard!5m2!1sJ4fgw93WGpHxgVxoLTRWyQ!2e0&fid=5) on Google Streetview in Camden, NJ.

(If there was another thread for this, which I believe there was, please merge my post into that one. Thanks!)

That definitely looks like a leaf.  The leaf looks huge!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: pghgal_90 on January 20, 2014, 10:19:53 PM
The craziest thing that I didn't find was myself. A friend of mine was looking for a mutual friend of ours' house address, and this friend happens to live on my same street. She used Street View to look for the other friend's house since she would recognize the house from a distinctive door, but went in the opposite direction toward where I live, and found me instead. My 10th grade self is immortalized on Google Maps forever, walking home from the bus stop with my backpack on and carrying my lunchbox.

I graduated high school in 2008 and I'm still there.  :-|
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on March 11, 2014, 01:49:19 PM
This is awesome!!   Interstate 0!!

https://maps.google.com/?ll=32.834226,-112.133377&spn=0.000002,0.001742&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=32.834123,-112.133494&panoid=UddmwST753D3jWvVs336Ig&cbp=12,194.63,,0,-1.68
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on March 11, 2014, 02:24:11 PM
I've seen spraypainted stuff on roadways before, but not across 3 lanes (plus a decel lane) on an interstate highway.

http://goo.gl/maps/Mczt9

(My guess: Rutgers University, Class of 2011...spraypainted near an exit for rival College of New Jersey)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Brandon on March 11, 2014, 05:24:27 PM
Check out the detour signs being placed on I-70 in St Louis, Missouri: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=38.646355,-90.190834&spn=0.004835,0.010568&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.646271,-90.190793&panoid=sAkY5Rw5rv-sVFALQPijHg&cbp=12,212.6,,0,12.24
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on March 11, 2014, 06:08:40 PM
I've seen spraypainted stuff on roadways before, but not across 3 lanes (plus a decel lane) on an interstate highway.

http://goo.gl/maps/Mczt9

(My guess: Rutgers University, Class of 2011...spraypainted near an exit for rival College of New Jersey)

Or it could be Rider University as it's only a block south of here on 206.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on February 01, 2015, 12:48:15 PM
Reviving... because

http://goo.gl/maps/fMDGm

Didn't expect that. Not really crazy, but still very cool.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on February 01, 2015, 02:32:15 PM
Go to US 1 & 9 in Rahway, NJ and you will find that at the CR 514 partial interchange that the image goes from post construction to during construction and back to post construction of that interchange that was built in the mid to late 2000's as you move along SB US 1 & 9.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 02, 2015, 10:42:24 AM
How about a knocked down crossing signal?
http://www.instantstreetview.com/2bp0y3z1ox861z34qzjdz2u
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 02, 2015, 12:11:44 PM
Here's something pretty interesting, just browse around the area on street view for a while:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.48991,140.993756&ll=37.482131,141.038508&spn=0.001909,0.004128&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=37.482303,141.038243&panoid=L0CdKlmo7tkxJttRRB_4Xg&cbp=12,158.03,,0,4.21
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on February 02, 2015, 01:09:05 PM
Here's something pretty interesting, just browse around the area on street view for a while:
http://www.instantstreetview.com/2d4m5iz1r8wvuz1pkzmxz5p

Okay, I give up.  What's so crazy there?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 02, 2015, 02:00:46 PM
Here's something pretty interesting, just browse around the area on street view for a while:
http://www.instantstreetview.com/2d4m5iz1r8wvuz1pkzmxz5p

Okay, I give up.  What's so crazy there?

Mostly the fact that it's where a tsunami hit. It's just surreal, especially the mostly abandoned city nearby.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on February 02, 2015, 02:30:04 PM
A tsunami hit Huntsville, Alabama?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: formulanone on February 02, 2015, 03:23:50 PM
I can't find the recent thread so bump.
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.727031,-84.058628&spn=0.026506,0.056691&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=40.726884,-84.066027&panoid=uCnQk1uHO0iuKpYL-4E_Iw&cbp=12,329.49,,0,-0.75

I feel like I dropped Pegman in a laundromat.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 02, 2015, 07:34:01 PM
A tsunami hit Huntsville, Alabama?
It's a mostly deserted place in Japan. Because of that earthquake and tsunami a couple of years back.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on February 02, 2015, 07:38:32 PM
Try clicking your link, thick.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 02, 2015, 07:43:12 PM
Try clicking your link, thick.
Oh God. I though I had posted the correct link. Fixed it though!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: J Route Z on February 02, 2015, 08:28:51 PM
It's gone now, but the all-time greatest one was the one with the two guys swordfighting in Pittsburgh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000873/Google-Street-View-spots-Samurai-warriors-duelling-Pittsburgh.html

If you put it in the right spot, you can still see those guys:

http://goo.gl/maps/Gui45


Somewhere there was an image of a guy taking a dump in an outhouse with the door open, I think somewhere in Australia on a very hot day. I do not remember where I saw that image.

Click the arrow to the right, and the buildings demolish those two guys! (Images updated in 2014)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on February 02, 2015, 10:30:49 PM
Try clicking your link, thick.
Oh God. I though I had posted the correct link. Fixed it though!

That's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KEK Inc. on February 03, 2015, 04:14:02 AM
Try clicking your link, thick.
Oh God. I though I had posted the correct link. Fixed it though!

That's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back.


You know where he lives now. 
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 03, 2015, 09:28:30 AM
Try clicking your link, thick.
Oh God. I though I had posted the correct link. Fixed it though!

That's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back.


You know where he lives now. 
Heh, I live in a different portion of Huntsville.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on February 10, 2015, 10:06:51 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.104338,-75.289666,3a,15y,14.11h,102.33t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sf4htBCqNTZa1UerHm0BdCw!2e0

Looks like a group of birds has found this group of signs a wonderful place to rest.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on February 10, 2015, 01:33:17 PM
So my best friend, the other day, sent me a link on my phone to a Google satellite view that supposedly shows someone dumping a body in the lake (Snopes debunking here (http://www.snopes.com/photos/crime/parkbody.asp)).  So I decided to have a little fun with him.  I kept entering somewhat-random coordinates into Google Maps until I had landed on a spot with GSV.  The location I picked was in Quebec.  I then sent him the following text message:

Quote
46.106, -71.2842 ... Switch to street view, go down the street just a little bit, and you can see a guy getting mugged in Quebec.

I could tell he was trying it out, because he sent me a screenshot of a location nearby, then asked me "Northwest or southeast?"  So I baited him with "Southeast, I think."  My wife and I couldn't stop laughing at that point.  (Shortly thereafter, I told him I was messing with him.)

Fun little prank!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Crazy Volvo Guy on February 21, 2015, 04:58:03 PM
Here's something pretty interesting, just browse around the area on street view for a while:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.48991,140.993756&ll=37.482131,141.038508&spn=0.001909,0.004128&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=37.482303,141.038243&panoid=L0CdKlmo7tkxJttRRB_4Xg&cbp=12,158.03,,0,4.21

So apparently Google is a sort of modern day KIDDofSPEED.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SD Mapman on February 23, 2015, 01:00:35 AM
Only in South Dakota would the Google Car get attacked by loose dogs.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0)
Scroll east/west to show the dogs running after it, then giving up. The owners are just standing around talking.

I don't even know why the car was there in the first place... who the heck would want to go to Waubay?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US81 on February 23, 2015, 06:23:00 AM
Only in South Dakota would the Google Car get attacked by loose dogs.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0)
Scroll east/west to show the dogs running after it, then giving up. The owners are just standing around talking.

I don't even know why the car was there in the first place... who the heck would want to go to Waubay?

There's plenty of places in Texas that would still happen. Now, once again, the question of "who would want to go there?" would arise.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 6a on February 23, 2015, 09:22:17 AM
Can't figure out how to get a link from a tablet, so here you go. I found...me, driving the truck in the right lane.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/23/513e4e50dc7fae1d001c19dcb1467a2a.jpg)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Crazy Volvo Guy on February 23, 2015, 09:32:04 AM
I would be on street view driving my truck on I-75, but they messed up the update of that imagery, so when you get right beside my truck, the imagery for that date is actually not taken on that date.

You can see me as you're approaching from behind.  Crete truck w/ trailer 225485 in a traffic jam.  Have to be on the new google maps to see it because you have to play around with the "time machine"
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Rushmeister on February 23, 2015, 09:44:37 AM
Only in South Dakota would the Google Car get attacked by loose dogs.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0)
Scroll east/west to show the dogs running after it, then giving up. The owners are just standing around talking.

I don't even know why the car was there in the first place... who the heck would want to go to Waubay?

Oh, man, I love this one.  Go back and check out the house where the people are standing about, presumably lauding the multitude of entertainment and employment options their municipality has blessed them with. 

Anyway, notice the air conditioner protruding from the front door, propped up by a board and a tire.  Maybe the tire is just a door stop or something -- whatever works, it doesn't matter.  I applaud their resourcefulness and ingenuity.  Hey, the back door still works, right?

This scene, in my opinion, should be added to the definition of "awesome".
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 23, 2015, 11:25:12 AM
I would have had the bus I rode last year be on Street View, but they didn't use any of the photos it would've been in as far as I'm aware.
You can actually see my van at a bank and my older bother mowing the front lawn on Street View. 
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Takumi on February 23, 2015, 03:40:41 PM
In the Virginia thread there was discussion about the Google car being pulled over on Street View in the town of Newsoms.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 6a on February 23, 2015, 08:38:33 PM

Only in South Dakota would the Google Car get attacked by loose dogs.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.426851,-97.293683,3a,75y,107.23h,51.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJ5fS6efjAKrIBH616kMSkg!2e0)
Scroll east/west to show the dogs running after it, then giving up. The owners are just standing around talking.

I don't even know why the car was there in the first place... who the heck would want to go to Waubay?

Oh, man, I love this one.  Go back and check out the house where the people are standing about, presumably lauding the multitude of entertainment and employment options their municipality has blessed them with. 

Anyway, notice the air conditioner protruding from the front door, propped up by a board and a tire.  Maybe the tire is just a door stop or something -- whatever works, it doesn't matter.  I applaud their resourcefulness and ingenuity.  Hey, the back door still works, right?

This scene, in my opinion, should be added to the definition of "awesome".

You're goddamn right about everything. My granddad was known as "Big Jim" because his head hit the corner of a window air conditioner...once. It was held up by a board wedged against the side of the house underneath the carport. Of course that means my dad was "Little Jim" and so he was.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: briantroutman on February 24, 2015, 10:18:24 PM
I haven’t seen anyone else comment on this...

Does anyone know why the Google Street View peg person is wearing a red and white skirt—or a cake, or a snare drum, depending on your point of view—when you pick him/her up?

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/16614348686_1e0f942724_o.png)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on February 24, 2015, 10:40:46 PM
Can't figure out how to get a link from a tablet, so here you go. I found...me, driving the truck in the right lane.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/23/513e4e50dc7fae1d001c19dcb1467a2a.jpg)

I found myself on the bus: I saw the GSV car passing by one morning. I'd never seen it to that day.

http://goo.gl/maps/ECXFo
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on February 25, 2015, 06:14:42 AM
Does anyone know why the Google Street View peg person is wearing a red and white skirt—or a cake, or a snare drum, depending on your point of view—when you pick him/her up?

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/16614348686_1e0f942724_o.png)
Because you're using the crappy new interface :bigass:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: spooky on February 25, 2015, 07:30:43 AM
I haven’t seen anyone else comment on this...

Does anyone know why the Google Street View peg person is wearing a red and white skirt—or a cake, or a snare drum, depending on your point of view—when you pick him/her up?

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/16614348686_1e0f942724_o.png)

didn't the Google just have a birthday?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: adventurernumber1 on February 25, 2015, 10:23:33 AM
I don't know if this would be considered "crazy," but definitely very odd for me and my family to find on GMSV, but on the original street view of my grandparents' neighborhood road in Rome, GA, at my grandparents' house, it actually showed my grandfather at the mailbox wearing his neck brace (he has neck & back trouble). A very rare sight indeed!  :wow: :-D
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on February 25, 2015, 01:05:02 PM
Does anyone know why the Google Street View peg person is wearing a red and white skirt—or a cake, or a snare drum, depending on your point of view—when you pick him/her up?

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/16614348686_1e0f942724_o.png)
Because you're using the crappy new interface :bigass:

I have been wondering the same thing! (And yes, the Street View interface has been behaving poorly for me as well, in Chrome, no less.)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: tchafe1978 on March 05, 2015, 12:11:01 AM
I can look at the Street View images of my house and see my two dogs outside in their pen during the day while we're away at work. They're both looking at the GSV car, ready to bark and pounce, but obviously can't do anything since they were fenced in. Not giving away my address, though...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 05, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
Not giving away my address, though...

That's right.  It's a dangerous place.  We might send you unwanted catalogs and newsletters.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on March 06, 2015, 10:26:55 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.609835,-93.79749,3a,75y,332.81h,61.33t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s0EXybDaGDFeNBMLMYhc0aw!2e0


The Google car has antlers?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: yakra on March 19, 2015, 09:26:47 PM
Rogue leaves!
https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Henderson+tx&daddr=32.7752328,-94.1823722+to:atlanta+tx&hl=en&geocode=FYCe6gEd7HlZ-ikvU8vrQ8k3hjEC74Sb3sHlNw%3BFUAc9AEdHORi-imVWHhGBZE2hjFSFU4cYthuDA%3BFY5G-QEdfipj-imT0xoXaiQ0hjGyuNNHtah7-Q&sll=32.826519,-94.259949&sspn=0.922033,1.234589&vpsrc=6&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=10&via=1&ie=UTF8&ll=33.105769,-94.175041&spn=0.003253,0.009645&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=33.105767,-94.175042&panoid=EtJ3dFAk55ccV_4N1k3SRA&cbp=11,11.15,,0,-12.99
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on March 19, 2015, 11:05:49 PM
Rogue leaves!
https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Henderson+tx&daddr=32.7752328,-94.1823722+to:atlanta+tx&hl=en&geocode=FYCe6gEd7HlZ-ikvU8vrQ8k3hjEC74Sb3sHlNw%3BFUAc9AEdHORi-imVWHhGBZE2hjFSFU4cYthuDA%3BFY5G-QEdfipj-imT0xoXaiQ0hjGyuNNHtah7-Q&sll=32.826519,-94.259949&sspn=0.922033,1.234589&vpsrc=6&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=10&via=1&ie=UTF8&ll=33.105769,-94.175041&spn=0.003253,0.009645&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=33.105767,-94.175042&panoid=EtJ3dFAk55ccV_4N1k3SRA&cbp=11,11.15,,0,-12.99
I see driving directions.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: yakra on March 20, 2015, 01:30:34 AM
There should be driving directions *and* streetview. You don't have both?
Try this:
http://maps.google.com/?ll=33.105769,-94.175041&cbp=12,0,,0,5&cbll=33.105769,-94.175041&layer=c
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on March 20, 2015, 10:33:47 AM
Y'all would've believe how many leaves I've found stuck on the Google camera lens while looking at traffic lights and railroad crossings on street view.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on March 20, 2015, 02:45:18 PM
It might b
There should be driving directions *and* streetview. You don't have both?
Try this:
http://maps.google.com/?ll=33.105769,-94.175041&cbp=12,0,,0,5&cbll=33.105769,-94.175041&layer=c
Maybe it's dropping the street view when it converts the URL from Old Maps to New Maps?  Second link works.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: davewiecking on March 20, 2015, 02:49:09 PM
Quote
Anyway, notice the air conditioner protruding from the front door, propped up by a board and a tire.  Maybe the tire is just a door stop or something -- whatever works, it doesn't matter.  I applaud their resourcefulness and ingenuity.  Hey, the back door still works, right?
Looks like the opening in the storm door is the only window wide enough for the AC unit. Or maybe they just didn't want to refer to it as their Window Shaker.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US71 on March 20, 2015, 02:58:47 PM
I've seen two of my friends working in their front yard ;)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: rickmastfan67 on March 22, 2015, 10:39:38 PM
StreetView caught the red lights on at the Inbound Ft Pitt Tunnels.
http://goo.gl/maps/wbVPI
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Pete from Boston on March 22, 2015, 11:28:06 PM

In the Virginia thread there was discussion about the Google car being pulled over on Street View in the town of Newsoms.

This was the case in an earlier version of the shots of Gauley Bridge, W.V., but it was re-shot.  Haven't used the GSV historical slider to see if the old one is still in there.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on March 24, 2015, 12:04:49 AM
http://goo.gl/maps/d9Jqw

Apparently, trees can grow through signs now (or at least it looks like it  :-D).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KG909 on March 24, 2015, 10:20:42 AM
In Chicago there's a Street View car getting a gun aimed at it.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 22, 2015, 11:28:40 AM
Google street view caught a pair of signal maintainers at a crossing. One of the waved at the camera and the other flipped the street view car off:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1888004,-85.4098029,19z/data=!3m1!1e3?authuser=0&hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Brandon on April 22, 2015, 11:41:40 AM
In Chicago there's a Street View car getting a gun aimed at it.

Why am I not surprised.  I'll bet the guy doesn't even have a FOID card.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on April 22, 2015, 12:39:15 PM
https://www.google.ca/maps/@40.237102,-74.799766,3a,15y,172.12h,81.28t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sOOieQaA8tKuhMGBMM3oaKQ!2e0!5s20110701T000000

Given the area this is in... I'm going to assume the gestures being made are not exactly friendly ones.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: akotchi on July 26, 2015, 09:42:03 PM
I have seen my wife's van in two different driveways at the same time.  Once at home; once in a family friend's driveway on the other side of Philadelphia.  StreetView shot at different times, obviously.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on July 27, 2015, 10:57:47 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.475129,-74.576528,3a,47.1y,171.82h,88.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxUIVlDkgkVlK839t1I2ywg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This looks to be taken right after Hurricane Irene in 2011, as noticed by the very high level of the Millstone River as well as the damage that is clearly visible in the area.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on July 28, 2015, 11:16:09 AM
Apparently I accidentally started a thread with the same topic a few days ago when there was this one here already.  :banghead:

I found this however.
https://goo.gl/maps/1psks
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: intelati49 on July 28, 2015, 12:33:35 PM
Google street view caught a pair of signal maintainers at a crossing. One of the waved at the camera and the other flipped the street view car off:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1888004,-85.4098029,19z/data=!3m1!1e3?authuser=0&hl=en

Haha
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Brandon on July 28, 2015, 01:26:35 PM
Apparently I accidentally started a thread with the same topic a few days ago when there was this one here already.  :banghead:

I found this however.
https://goo.gl/maps/1psks

Wow, there's one heck of a red streak on the road.  I'm hoping it's a deer, but I'm not so hopeful.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mrt90 on July 28, 2015, 01:37:41 PM
I found this one while looking for the 5-way intersection in my old neighborhood.  It falls under the juvenile humor category.



https://www.google.com/maps/@42.566,-87.855116,3a,15y,219.55h,89.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sysGZO3JEFHsylME3qQmr0A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: briantroutman on August 20, 2015, 10:22:25 PM
One Street View car following another: https://goo.gl/maps/nTTrc

Why? I have no idea.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Bruce on August 23, 2015, 03:01:38 PM
Here's a Street View driver blatantly breaking traffic laws by driving in a bus lane in Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/hvQXZ

Note that the lane is for rush hour only, but looking around shows that there's buses on ST route 513, which only runs during rush hour in that direction. Also, there's no cars in the lane and the bus-only sign is lit (https://goo.gl/maps/pe0s2).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on August 23, 2015, 03:37:34 PM
Here's a Street View driver blatantly breaking traffic laws by driving in a bus lane in Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/hvQXZ

Note that the lane is for rush hour only, but looking around shows that there's buses on ST route 513, which only runs during rush hour in that direction. Also, there's no cars in the lane and the bus-only sign is lit (https://goo.gl/maps/pe0s2).

The people who drive Google cars are still human, and still do illegal things. Getting pulled over is no exception.

http://gizmodo.com/5199154/google-street-view-gets-ticket-captures-self-getting-ticket-on-google-street-view
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on September 05, 2015, 02:11:12 PM
Not really crazy, just good timing:

https://goo.gl/maps/rttgE
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Bruce on September 06, 2015, 07:57:23 PM
The street view camera is turned sideways to fit under a low-clearance bridge:

https://goo.gl/maps/rycfQ
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Bruce on September 07, 2015, 02:50:04 PM
The streetview imagery for Wenatchee, WA was taken during one of its seasonal wildfires, so the entire city is covered in smoke:

https://goo.gl/maps/QRkLZ
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Bruce on September 07, 2015, 08:44:33 PM
I don't think this Streetview driver in Portland, OR got permission to be on the unopened busway on the MAX Orange Line:

https://goo.gl/maps/cRRek

Usually if a transit agency allows this, they'd have a crowd of personnel to greet the car.

I'd love to see Google Streetview coverage of busways, subways and railways eventually. Especially Seattle's, which has a few art installations in tunnels that you normally can't see as well as weird stubs and unused segments (especially when the bus tunnel converts to rail-only).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Bruce on September 09, 2015, 07:50:14 PM
On the Evergreen State College campus in Olympia, what looks to be a police exercise in full gear:

https://goo.gl/maps/0g9Vy
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Rothman on September 10, 2015, 08:22:48 AM
On the Evergreen State College campus in Olympia, what looks to be a police exercise in full gear:

https://goo.gl/maps/0g9Vy

Pfft.  It's Evergreen State.  Probably students just getting ready to protest the totalitarian state, oppression of the lower classes and to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: slorydn1 on September 10, 2015, 11:27:10 PM
My brother's car in my front yard (he lives 850 miles away) and neither of my cars were home.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: mrsman on September 11, 2015, 12:47:49 PM
I don't think this Streetview driver in Portland, OR got permission to be on the unopened busway on the MAX Orange Line:

https://goo.gl/maps/cRRek

Usually if a transit agency allows this, they'd have a crowd of personnel to greet the car.

I'd love to see Google Streetview coverage of busways, subways and railways eventually. Especially Seattle's, which has a few art installations in tunnels that you normally can't see as well as weird stubs and unused segments (especially when the bus tunnel converts to rail-only).

I agree.  It would be great to see public transportation on street view. 

I think it is a good idea to allow for GSV cars to photograph busways.  They can be allowed an exemption and they can go during non-peak hours so as not to disturb commuting traffic.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Bruce on September 15, 2015, 08:12:59 PM
A Streetview car captured Bertha (the TBM in Seattle that got stuck) during the lift to put its front face back into the recovery pit:

https://goo.gl/maps/xa8yl
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: yakra on November 04, 2015, 02:09:17 AM
Some kind of glitch, but what? It stays with the Google car for six clicks.
https://www.google.com/maps/@49.73894,-97.832088,3a,66.8y,89.16h,68.13t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1slGust_8cOGslE8ENYYvwUg!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Pete from Boston on November 04, 2015, 08:56:18 AM
Google car stops for pack of smokes and a turkey & bacon wrap:

https://goo.gl/maps/68r5LXTrNFH2
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: busman_49 on November 05, 2015, 06:59:01 AM
Google car stops for pack of smokes and a turkey & bacon wrap:

https://goo.gl/maps/68r5LXTrNFH2

In that same vein...
Google car was thinkin' Arby's:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2851936,-84.4461592,3a,75y,11.27h,72.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stNdXfP1KVQAs-ljaaBW8Yg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

Also, a WTF moment:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8433726,-82.3452367,3a,75y,21.16h,89.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTc28k23jO7qdC4RMzEX85g!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on November 05, 2015, 09:56:20 AM
Also, a WTF moment:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8433726,-82.3452367,3a,75y,21.16h,89.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTc28k23jO7qdC4RMzEX85g!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1

Woo, psychedelic!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Pete from Boston on November 05, 2015, 10:01:14 AM
Looks like someone threw a sweater over the camera.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on November 05, 2015, 11:40:16 AM
Google car stops for pack of smokes and a turkey & bacon wrap:

https://goo.gl/maps/68r5LXTrNFH2

In that same vein...
Google car was thinkin' Arby's:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2851936,-84.4461592,3a,75y,11.27h,72.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stNdXfP1KVQAs-ljaaBW8Yg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

And the streetview car decided to go to Taco Bell here in Huntsville:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.691068,-86.579369,3a,66.8y,270.22h,82.68t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sm7G13jjBYARWuDjajZRCeA!2e0

And they made another stop at a gas station up in Huntland, TN:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.054468,-86.269712,3a,66.8y,91.47h,81.13t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sSPBZ-adMvRPZrPqzHOONMg!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on November 07, 2015, 12:46:39 AM
Google car stops for pack of smokes and a turkey & bacon wrap:

https://goo.gl/maps/68r5LXTrNFH2

In that same vein...
Google car was thinkin' Arby's:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2851936,-84.4461592,3a,75y,11.27h,72.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stNdXfP1KVQAs-ljaaBW8Yg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

And the streetview car decided to go to Taco Bell here in Huntsville:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.691068,-86.579369,3a,66.8y,270.22h,82.68t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sm7G13jjBYARWuDjajZRCeA!2e0

And they made another stop at a gas station up in Huntland, TN:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.054468,-86.269712,3a,66.8y,91.47h,81.13t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sSPBZ-adMvRPZrPqzHOONMg!2e0

Gas stations are, of course, common ones. You'd think they would turn off the camera before they went into the parking lot. I guess they forgot.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on November 09, 2015, 05:40:53 PM
Here are some people jump starting a car in South Carolina:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.9844021,-81.8752711,3a,62.5y,274.35h,65.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXE31bTT77ylf-9wOD8uSrQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on November 14, 2015, 08:50:21 PM
The Street View camera is 8 feet high:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.622908,-79.67694,3a,66.8y,178.54h,93.21t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sI1wZysceXYYYTSzioX1ePw!2e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.622908,-79.67694,3a,66.8y,178.54h,93.21t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sI1wZysceXYYYTSzioX1ePw!2e0)

I found this while playing GeoGuessr earlier.  I started at the intersection of South Perry and West Spring streets, and followed the Truck PA 8 signs.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Big John on November 21, 2015, 11:23:33 AM
A couple of protesters: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5189258,-88.0186274,3a,75y,48.9h,77.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9FaOOgfeqF9T34EdHLse0w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on December 01, 2015, 02:35:00 PM
A semi trailer full of pigs in Queretaro, Mexico.
https://www.google.com/maps/@20.575605,-100.392849,3a,66.8y,124.07h,84.2t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sDewONCtEkMrh7A3itRIIvA!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on December 03, 2015, 02:30:10 PM
Not street view, but I did find this amusing: the NSA Flying Club:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nsa+Flying+Club,+7540+General+Aviation+Dr+%23+1,+Fort+Meade,+MD+20755/@39.0883844,-76.7577045,16z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7e64296ca107b:0x46c6ca7cec5e9df1
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vtk on December 06, 2015, 12:06:15 AM
Via facebook

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/140929/nightmare-fuel-the-15-creepiest-images-capture-on-google-street-view/
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on December 16, 2015, 03:11:20 PM
One wouldn't expect an ad like this one (https://www.google.es/maps/@40.4114006,-3.6691075,3a,18.9y,198.82h,90.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3hAqxaTATyYkGtj4R5yBZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) that was there in January 2014 and was moved to another billboard down the street soon afterwards. It says "I'm Idaira, I'm 19 months old and I'm dying". Not to mention the little girl, who is currently 3 years old and suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, is still alive agaisnt all odds.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on December 20, 2015, 10:46:02 AM
Not crazy, but I'm not sure what the heck this is:

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.5706102,-114.9254291,3a,21.6y,79.15h,71.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1so9nAZ8a1EyLLuMdUeglxdA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Big John on December 20, 2015, 11:08:13 AM
^^ ATVs running around a culvert flume?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on January 08, 2016, 09:18:40 PM
Either a horror scene or the remnants of some roadkill:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4889953,-86.9182306,3a,53.3y,215.93h,85.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3oPiJh2Mf7__KC08inFjRA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on January 09, 2016, 10:26:56 AM
More Interesting than Crazy:

At one intersection:

Intersection prior to construction:  https://goo.gl/maps/Yd4edk6osL82

Intersection prior to lights installed:  https://goo.gl/maps/bRD9S23vF2N2

Intersection prior to lights turned on:  https://goo.gl/maps/LHwvzDfzNu52

Unfortunately, we may have to wait a while before seeing the GSV of the lights at the intersection in operation.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SSOWorld on January 09, 2016, 10:45:30 AM
Not crazy, but I'm not sure what the heck this is:

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.5706102,-114.9254291,3a,21.6y,79.15h,71.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1so9nAZ8a1EyLLuMdUeglxdA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Certainly knows a few maneuvers just like Han Solo.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vtk on January 11, 2016, 12:34:41 PM
Either a horror scene or the remnants of some roadkill:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4889953,-86.9182306,3a,53.3y,215.93h,85.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3oPiJh2Mf7__KC08inFjRA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Probably a deer hit.  I see red splashes like that from time to time in Ohio.  Sometimes they're at an angle, which points at a carcass to the side of the road.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on January 14, 2016, 09:18:51 AM
My mother-in-law lives with us.  On Bing's Street View, I can see her on the porch and her dogs in the yard, including one chasing the BSV vehicle (we have a fenced in front yard).  I'm guessing the BSV vehicle came down on a Monday in the spring, as I have some bags of mulch that I would've picked up during the weekend scattered in the front yard, my wife's vehicle is there (she doesn't work most Mondays), and my vehicle is missing, along with 2 vehicles of the guys that carpool with me are parked on the curb.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on January 15, 2016, 03:41:26 PM
Google Street View captured another street view car in Chicken, Alaska:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/64%C2%B004'15.0%22N+141%C2%B052'30.0%22W/@64.0729452,-141.9336536,3a,19y,207.13h,83.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1pC0TxmAA9t_v1hkO5_Khg!2e0?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on January 15, 2016, 06:56:04 PM
Google Street View captured another street view car in Chicken, Alaska:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/64%C2%B004'15.0%22N+141%C2%B052'30.0%22W/@64.0729452,-141.9336536,3a,19y,207.13h,83.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1pC0TxmAA9t_v1hkO5_Khg!2e0?hl=en

I'd think it would be a lot closer to crazy if they were driving StreetView in remote Alaska without having a partner vehicle.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on January 15, 2016, 07:56:01 PM
Google Street View captured another street view car in Chicken, Alaska:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/64%C2%B004'15.0%22N+141%C2%B052'30.0%22W/@64.0729452,-141.9336536,3a,19y,207.13h,83.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1pC0TxmAA9t_v1hkO5_Khg!2e0?hl=en

I'd think it would be a lot closer to crazy if they were driving StreetView in remote Alaska without having a partner vehicle.

I've seen multiple cars, usually in the north. It's probably due to lack of roads to cover, so multiple cars travel on the only highway to the next community.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on January 20, 2016, 10:09:54 PM
Big wreck on US 190 in Texas.

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.1673318,-98.3402367,3a,66.8y,7.68h,80.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1si7UBjTQyozIGJiOFYB0A0g!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: slorydn1 on January 21, 2016, 12:21:14 AM
Big wreck on US 190 in Texas.

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.1673318,-98.3402367,3a,66.8y,7.68h,80.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1si7UBjTQyozIGJiOFYB0A0g!2e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@31.1673318,-98.3402367,3a,66.8y,7.68h,80.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1si7UBjTQyozIGJiOFYB0A0g!2e0)

Ouch yeah it was a fatal wreck. (http://www.lampasasdispatchrecord.com/news/2013-08-23/Front_Page/County_road_worker_killed_in_wreck.html)  :/
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 02, 2016, 02:13:40 PM
The pedestrian signal on the left appears to have been hit by a truck:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9002041,-77.0380828,3a,9.6y,148.15h,92.12t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sYbBWo_MsyXpZQ40SXtNyHA!2e0

This street view cart was captured on street view by another cart in the White House:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8975778,-77.0367521,3a,15.2y,92.77h,85.63t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sjeRxM-czD4HrB7WcBh0o4Q!2e0
And then there's this:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8975866,-77.0367623,3a,15.2y,96.48h,85.68t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sdNd7GNRrv3dxP9seqOnXaQ!2e0
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8976329,-77.0367624,3a,12.1y,125.96h,84.6t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1st4KPWQRbG5bC9ojBJK3oFw!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on February 02, 2016, 08:54:03 PM
Downed yet functional traffic signal in Fairfield, IL:
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.3787207,-88.3686142,3a,46.7y,191.21h,79.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stDte_LxfTPaAsf2MuLQpEg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: pumpkineater2 on February 02, 2016, 09:44:16 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that something may have gone a wee bit wrong in this field in Imperial county:https://goo.gl/maps/UxReFBpEXCH2 (https://goo.gl/maps/UxReFBpEXCH2)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on February 02, 2016, 09:49:43 PM
Wow, the Googleplex hasn't been filmed since 2010! (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mountain+View,+CA/@37.4222497,-122.0860738,3a,75y,31.26h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sl3EqP7Pb_1gAuVlbUuoYag!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dl3EqP7Pb_1gAuVlbUuoYag%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D25.738373%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x808fb7495bec0189:0x7c17d44a466baf9b!6m1!1e1)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on February 02, 2016, 11:51:12 PM
Google Street View captured another street view car in Chicken, Alaska:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/64%C2%B004'15.0%22N+141%C2%B052'30.0%22W/@64.0729452,-141.9336536,3a,19y,207.13h,83.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1pC0TxmAA9t_v1hkO5_Khg!2e0?hl=en

I'd think it would be a lot closer to crazy if they were driving StreetView in remote Alaska without having a partner vehicle.

I've seen multiple cars, usually in the north. It's probably due to lack of roads to cover, so multiple cars travel on the only highway to the next community.

On many Alaska roads, you'd be stupid to go alone, especially in a car like that. This way, if one breaks down, they can get to a settlement. You'll also see a Google caravan on the Dalton Highway imagery.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on February 03, 2016, 08:19:23 AM
Google Street View captured another street view car in Chicken, Alaska:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/64%C2%B004'15.0%22N+141%C2%B052'30.0%22W/@64.0729452,-141.9336536,3a,19y,207.13h,83.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1pC0TxmAA9t_v1hkO5_Khg!2e0?hl=en

I'd think it would be a lot closer to crazy if they were driving StreetView in remote Alaska without having a partner vehicle.

I've seen multiple cars, usually in the north. It's probably due to lack of roads to cover, so multiple cars travel on the only highway to the next community.

On many Alaska roads, you'd be stupid to go alone, especially in a car like that. This way, if one breaks down, they can get to a settlement. You'll also see a Google caravan on the Dalton Highway imagery.

Exactly; so, definitely not a crazy thing found in Street View. :-)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: froggie on February 03, 2016, 11:24:31 AM
Mmmmmmmm...beer (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6062003,-72.2632544,3a,75y,15.87h,79.32t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjsqpPrV8TTHIHiRBiMSXVA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1)...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on February 03, 2016, 11:37:32 AM
Mmmmmmmm...beer (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6062003,-72.2632544,3a,75y,15.87h,79.32t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjsqpPrV8TTHIHiRBiMSXVA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1)...

They need a state blue tourist sign pointing you to it though!  https://goo.gl/maps/3pXkDHL27JU2
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on February 03, 2016, 12:08:10 PM
They need a state blue tourist sign pointing you to it though!  https://goo.gl/maps/3pXkDHL27JU2

What are the green things to the left of the beer mug?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: TravelingBethelite on February 10, 2016, 03:30:22 PM
What IS this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1)  :wow: :confused: :no:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on February 10, 2016, 03:54:42 PM
They need a state blue tourist sign pointing you to it though!  https://goo.gl/maps/3pXkDHL27JU2

What are the green things to the left of the beer mug?


I'm guessing hops or something.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on February 10, 2016, 04:27:19 PM
What IS this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1)  :wow: :confused: :no:
I think that part was filmed late at night and for some reason the driver didn't turn on their headlights.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on February 10, 2016, 04:32:54 PM
What IS this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1)  :wow: :confused: :no:

I've seen that quite a bit.

What IS this?

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1725458,-103.6490595,3a,75y,194.16h,86.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41AG7zAUqr83PZyHW0cMpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1)  :wow: :confused: :no:
I think that part was filmed late at night and for some reason the driver didn't turn on their headlights.

I always thought it was because there is a cap (or sheet) covering the camera or something.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 16, 2016, 02:50:53 PM
Street view, on water!
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5659631,-73.7522737,3a,66.8y,0.28h,77.97t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sipumYq9EpkG9JLYIYB0tZA!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on February 16, 2016, 02:54:12 PM
Street view, on water!
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5659631,-73.7522737,3a,66.8y,0.28h,77.97t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sipumYq9EpkG9JLYIYB0tZA!2e0

Speaking of that, I found this last night (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.784977,-73.6775591,3a,41y,-2.17h,87.14t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sRcQrVKtTzLuUr8RDhr-2jg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DRcQrVKtTzLuUr8RDhr-2jg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D49.871258%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656). The old sign was button copy.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on February 17, 2016, 05:35:11 PM
Street view, on water!
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5659631,-73.7522737,3a,66.8y,0.28h,77.97t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sipumYq9EpkG9JLYIYB0tZA!2e0

So the Port Authority (likely) raised a stink about GSV getting shots on the the GWB but now there's high-definition pics of the underside of it (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8516,-73.9542229,3a,79.3y,349.08h,122.4t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sfDhwerlqVU0r6ETVzW5FQA!2e0)... (plus some pics of the most famous nuclear plant built over an undetected fault line (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2721697,-73.9628876,3a,79.3y,107.56h,84.71t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCiytsTMDiJlDJXNgfG72vw!2e0))
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: yakra on February 18, 2016, 05:22:22 PM
That's a lot of Google car... (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6710616,-63.5022771,3a,90y,260.93h,68.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQBN5esQn3DmcKIvq63u7ng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
...And evidently nothing holding the camera up... (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6710616,-63.5022771,3a,90y,346.36h,1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQBN5esQn3DmcKIvq63u7ng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NJRoadfan on February 19, 2016, 03:40:43 PM
Multi-car accident on NJ-18: https://goo.gl/maps/z7qwiAJCSAp
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: briantroutman on February 23, 2016, 02:27:57 AM
Cars driving through floodwater on I-70 in New Stanton: https://goo.gl/maps/YBsYnuHCEas
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 23, 2016, 12:05:52 PM
Cars driving through floodwater on I-70 in New Stanton: https://goo.gl/maps/YBsYnuHCEas
What happened here? :confused:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2190555,-79.6031943,3a,66.8y,298.1h,70.3t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s5atkoOGVWKy4UuSUumAU7g!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on February 23, 2016, 12:42:38 PM
Cars driving through floodwater on I-70 in New Stanton: https://goo.gl/maps/YBsYnuHCEas

Kinda deep for a car.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on February 23, 2016, 06:51:56 PM
How many oxen were lost when the street view car decided to ford that stream?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on February 25, 2016, 12:42:38 AM
How many oxen were lost when the street view car decided to ford that stream?

Don't know, all the drivers died of dysentery (or "dentistry" as I called it when I played that game).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on February 25, 2016, 06:20:09 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9775464,-93.2451255,3a,75y,326.77h,104.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1u6HSABfj1jKQwhTdncgpw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1

I'm not gonna explain, you can figure it out by yourselves.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on February 26, 2016, 08:40:41 AM
I was poking around GSV before class and noticed that somebody put my building lobby on GSV (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7297583,-73.6799694,3a,75y,171.91h,84.56t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-bAwOt-_MVJc%2FVswAKvjpZbI%2FAAAAAAAA6Z8%2Fg7UDJ7sjLG4!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2F-bAwOt-_MVJc%2FVswAKvjpZbI%2FAAAAAAAA6Z8%2Fg7UDJ7sjLG4%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i8704!8i4352). Actually, the entire campus is on GSV. That's what happens at an engineering school where everyone is a nerd, I guess.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: spooky on February 26, 2016, 08:52:58 AM
I was poking around GSV before class and noticed that somebody put my building lobby on GSV (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7297583,-73.6799694,3a,75y,171.91h,84.56t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-bAwOt-_MVJc%2FVswAKvjpZbI%2FAAAAAAAA6Z8%2Fg7UDJ7sjLG4!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2F-bAwOt-_MVJc%2FVswAKvjpZbI%2FAAAAAAAA6Z8%2Fg7UDJ7sjLG4%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i8704!8i4352). Actually, the entire campus is on GSV. That's what happens at an engineering school where everyone is a nerd, I guess.

I see that it is largely unchanged in the 20 years since I was last in that building.

Check that - I attended a hockey game within the last 10 years where we did some post-game late night urban spelunking and may have ended up in the basement of that building.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on February 26, 2016, 09:01:36 AM
I was poking around GSV before class and noticed that somebody put my building lobby on GSV (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7297583,-73.6799694,3a,75y,171.91h,84.56t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-bAwOt-_MVJc%2FVswAKvjpZbI%2FAAAAAAAA6Z8%2Fg7UDJ7sjLG4!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2F-bAwOt-_MVJc%2FVswAKvjpZbI%2FAAAAAAAA6Z8%2Fg7UDJ7sjLG4%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i8704!8i4352). Actually, the entire campus is on GSV. That's what happens at an engineering school where everyone is a nerd, I guess.

I see that it is largely unchanged in the 20 years since I was last in that building.

Check that - I attended a hockey game within the last 10 years where we did some post-game late night urban spelunking and may have ended up in the basement of that building.

The tunnels under here are some of the few steam tunnels that you get into legally. Connection to the science center is creepy as hell (especially the elevator in that tunnel), but it's great if I need to get to the student services building in the rain.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on February 28, 2016, 10:58:18 AM
This one here of nothing in Saratoga Springs, NY.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saratoga+Springs,+NY/@43.075677,-73.7722975,3a,75y,32.03h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sCcSUSklOQvqdicTvGBinlw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DCcSUSklOQvqdicTvGBinlw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D24.560886%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x89de384ec75bd439:0x641d456a1b94a2a8!6m1!1e1
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on February 28, 2016, 11:38:32 AM
This one here of nothing in Saratoga Springs, NY.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saratoga+Springs,+NY/@43.075677,-73.7722975,3a,75y,32.03h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sCcSUSklOQvqdicTvGBinlw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DCcSUSklOQvqdicTvGBinlw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D24.560886%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x89de384ec75bd439:0x641d456a1b94a2a8!6m1!1e1

There are a bunch of those in the area. Berkshire Spur on the WB side is mostly black as well. The Berkshire Spur and western Mass Pike have no good imagery and what exists is from 2007.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on February 28, 2016, 01:04:36 PM
I have seen some in black and white too and not just black.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 29, 2016, 01:25:51 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9775464,-93.2451255,3a,75y,326.77h,104.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1u6HSABfj1jKQwhTdncgpw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1

I'm not gonna explain, you can figure it out by yourselves.
Call me slow, but I can't seem to figure it out.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on February 29, 2016, 03:42:25 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9775464,-93.2451255,3a,75y,326.77h,104.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1u6HSABfj1jKQwhTdncgpw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1

I'm not gonna explain, you can figure it out by yourselves.
Call me slow, but I can't seem to figure it out.
It's the old I-35W bridge prior to the collapse. If you fast forward the image past 2007 you see the new bridge.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on February 29, 2016, 04:44:44 PM
So crazy that an old bridge shows up on an old photo. My mind is fucking blown!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on March 04, 2016, 08:42:01 PM
Found at the intersection of NY 66 and NY 295: the circus train (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3617917,-73.5968096,3a,75y,317.67h,89.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svdUxo8LymaT1NybAZVR8DQ!2e0!7i3328!8i1664).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on March 05, 2016, 11:17:11 AM
Found at the intersection of NY 66 and NY 295: the circus train (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3617917,-73.5968096,3a,75y,317.67h,89.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svdUxo8LymaT1NybAZVR8DQ!2e0!7i3328!8i1664).
On the topic of trains, street view caught their first heritage unit back in 2012, a few months after NS put theirs into service:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.94227,-81.074674,3a,15y,225.03h,89.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGEY2SLSv_0n9cn2-27C4sw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on March 05, 2016, 01:13:19 PM
What in the world?
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8263437,-84.937646,3a,75y,194.01h,86.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swvcs74N8TLSC8cxnhZ2xwQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on March 05, 2016, 01:38:27 PM
What in the world?
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8263437,-84.937646,3a,75y,194.01h,86.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swvcs74N8TLSC8cxnhZ2xwQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Pretty sure that's a glitch that happens on cameras. Colors distort or discolored pixels appear. Correct if wrong.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on March 05, 2016, 10:49:12 PM
The middle schooler in me giggles at this street name (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8870726,-73.769276,3a,49.5y,213.65h,82.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_QMXPc-9O8wfeJ5vLunSAQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on March 06, 2016, 12:09:43 AM
The middle schooler in me giggles at this street name (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8870726,-73.769276,3a,49.5y,213.65h,82.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_QMXPc-9O8wfeJ5vLunSAQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 14, 2016, 02:29:14 PM
What the... (https://www.google.es/maps/@41.3106942,-2.0595813,3a,66.8y,22.06h,84.4t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s3Yh3OXF9n57Pkz0Cx5_kuA!2e0) That was back in 2008, imagery from September 2014 (confirmed by my various visits there) shows this entrance was rebuilt. Further down the street there's something unknown in the USA.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on April 05, 2016, 03:00:43 PM
According to the Photosphere, this was taken in 1970....I know this wasn't here in 1970.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7513708,-97.082205,3a,73y,277.96h,109.6t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-1Xr5d8IHcEE%2FUV8CcN-rxrI%2FAAAAAAABftI%2FEQt5jCDS7DQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-1Xr5d8IHcEE%2FUV8CcN-rxrI%2FAAAAAAABftI%2FEQt5jCDS7DQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i4000!8i2000

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on April 05, 2016, 03:14:49 PM
According to the Photosphere, this was taking in 1970....I know this wasn't here in 1970.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7513708,-97.082205,3a,73y,277.96h,109.6t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-1Xr5d8IHcEE%2FUV8CcN-rxrI%2FAAAAAAABftI%2FEQt5jCDS7DQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-1Xr5d8IHcEE%2FUV8CcN-rxrI%2FAAAAAAABftI%2FEQt5jCDS7DQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i4000!8i2000

January 1970 is the default date for photos.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on April 05, 2016, 03:15:49 PM
According to the Photosphere, this was taking in 1970....I know this wasn't here in 1970.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7513708,-97.082205,3a,73y,277.96h,109.6t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-1Xr5d8IHcEE%2FUV8CcN-rxrI%2FAAAAAAABftI%2FEQt5jCDS7DQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-1Xr5d8IHcEE%2FUV8CcN-rxrI%2FAAAAAAABftI%2FEQt5jCDS7DQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i4000!8i2000

January 1970 is the default date for photos.

I kinda figured it was a default.  Still though it was amusing.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 05, 2016, 04:29:26 PM
Oh man I just found this and hoped there would be a thread here for crazy stuff in GSV.  The forum delivered.
And now this! https://goo.gl/maps/7LjVJC7c3N72
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on April 05, 2016, 08:32:52 PM
Oh man I just found this and hoped there would be a thread here for crazy stuff in GSV.  The forum delivered.
And now this! https://goo.gl/maps/7LjVJC7c3N72
The amusing thing isn't the sign, it's the fact that they flipped a "W" upside down. Clever, but can someone also call Will Swith for the other type of cookie?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Big John on April 05, 2016, 08:35:33 PM
Oh man I just found this and hoped there would be a thread here for crazy stuff in GSV.  The forum delivered.
And now this! https://goo.gl/maps/7LjVJC7c3N72
The amusing thing isn't the sign, it's the fact that they flipped a "W" upside down. Clever, but can someone also call Will Swith for the other type of cookie?
and the M is flipped upside down 3 times.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: wxfree on April 06, 2016, 08:41:36 AM
In the "not crazy, but notable" column, I've found that Street View includes some hiking trails.  I'm referring to step-by-step progressive imagery, not single-point photographs.  In Texas, I've found this in the Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend National Parks and in the Enchanted Rock, Palo Duro Canyon, and Caprock Canyons State Parks.

Here's the view from Guadalupe Peak.  It goes further west toward the escarpment.  For some reason, part of the trail just below the peak isn't there, but it shows up further down, near the campground trail.
https://goo.gl/maps/CoVSiZoVQZ92 (https://goo.gl/maps/CoVSiZoVQZ92)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 06, 2016, 12:13:10 PM
In the "not crazy, but notable" column, I've found that Street View includes some hiking trails.  I'm referring to step-by-step progressive imagery, not single-point photographs.  In Texas, I've found this in the Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend National Parks and in the Enchanted Rock, Palo Duro Canyon, and Caprock Canyons State Parks.

Here's the view from Guadalupe Peak.  It goes further west toward the escarpment.  For some reason, part of the trail just below the peak isn't there, but it shows up further down, near the campground trail.
https://goo.gl/maps/CoVSiZoVQZ92 (https://goo.gl/maps/CoVSiZoVQZ92)
Yep. They've done it in the Grand Canyon too. What Google does is pay some guy to carry the Google Street View camera and related equipment on his back in a backpack: https://www.google.com/maps/streetview/understand/
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on April 06, 2016, 11:37:49 PM
In the "not crazy, but notable" column, I've found that Street View includes some hiking trails.  I'm referring to step-by-step progressive imagery, not single-point photographs.  In Texas, I've found this in the Big Bend National Park.

The Big Bend Nat'l Park is my favorite national park that I've visited. I've hiked some of the trails captured on street view. I love hiking in the canyons and seeing all the desert scenery. When I was there in February it appeared that there had been a wildfire of some sort southeast of Panther Junction based on all the burnt up cacti.

The coolest part of the park is that you can cross over into Mexico. I was surprised that my guide from Boquillas that I had back in February remembered me when I came back. It makes me wonder if Boquillas gets very many visitors. I've heard that the BBNP only gets 300K visitors per year and I can imagine that very few of those visitors cross over into Mexico.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: wxfree on April 07, 2016, 12:29:58 AM
In the "not crazy, but notable" column, I've found that Street View includes some hiking trails.  I'm referring to step-by-step progressive imagery, not single-point photographs.  In Texas, I've found this in the Big Bend National Park.

The Big Bend Nat'l Park is my favorite national park that I've visited. I've hiked some of the trails captured on street view. I love hiking in the canyons and seeing all the desert scenery. When I was there in February it appeared that there had been a wildfire of some sort southeast of Panther Junction based on all the burnt up cacti.

The coolest part of the park is that you can cross over into Mexico. I was surprised that my guide from Boquillas that I had back in February remembered me when I came back. It makes me wonder if Boquillas gets very many visitors. I've heard that the BBNP only gets 300K visitors per year and I can imagine that very few of those visitors cross over into Mexico.

I love the Big Bend.  I wonder how much Google's equipment weighs, because it would be really fun to hike much of the park with it and brag about getting the imagery.  If it's legal, I'd also take it to Boquillas.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 07, 2016, 10:59:52 AM
Speaking of Google Trekkers, here's one on Google Street View:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8263576,-122.4220995,3a,45.3y,167.3h,74.18t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sTXd_7mkEcgsN9yGGWzAYpg!2e0
And here's the equipment without anyone wearing it:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8263131,-122.42214,3a,29.6y,100.17h,63.54t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sDxzRhg1uXNkgBpDd_o--pg!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: bandit957 on April 08, 2016, 12:13:41 AM
At 11th & Russell in Covington KY, there's a guy riding a bike with his BUTT HANGING OUT...

https://goo.gl/maps/nAGGGT8JPUq
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on April 18, 2016, 12:01:22 AM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Pete from Boston on April 18, 2016, 07:57:34 AM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.

Wow.  I've been there since the explosion but the before and after is really chilling.  47 people in the "before" buildings died horrific deaths. 

There was a cleared part (destroyed in the explosion and fire) and an intact part when I was there in 2014.  The intact part was frozen in time, like people were there yesterday.  I believe that part had to be demolished anyway because contaminated soil had to be removed to a great depth.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 18, 2016, 09:37:33 AM
If you want to talk about towns being destroyed, take a look around the southern half of Joplin, Missouri, which was destroyed by a behemoth of a tornado (EF5, as high as the scale goes) in May 2011.  At this particular location, GSV shows October 2007 and June 2012.  I stopped there on a road trip in May 2012, a year after the storm, to see how the town was rebuilding.  I saw scenes a lot like the June 2012 imagery you see on GSV... Look at Oct 2007 and compare it with Jun 2012
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.0660922,-94.4879564,3a,75y,102.14h,84.33t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s6X1ovr-bXArZZYYQa9nN9Q!2e0!5s20120601T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on April 18, 2016, 01:07:44 PM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.

Wow.  I've been there since the explosion but the before and after is really chilling.  47 people in the "before" buildings died horrific deaths. 

There was a cleared part (destroyed in the explosion and fire) and an intact part when I was there in 2014.  The intact part was frozen in time, like people were there yesterday.  I believe that part had to be demolished anyway because contaminated soil had to be removed to a great depth.

Yeah, the entire downtown area had to be torn down due to soil contamination. Some parts of the area will take several years to clean. Some places may never be safe to build on again. Quite horrific that such a tragedy could happen in this day and age.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 18, 2016, 01:36:12 PM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.
Funnily enough, I had just recently posted about that on another forum I'm part of a few days ago (though I'm linking one of the responses to the post I had made, since the post I had made contained a lot of links to other areas):
http://rxrsignals.com/Phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=203&start=1320#p21052
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Pete from Boston on April 19, 2016, 12:08:18 PM
To put the impact of this event in context, a study of local residents a year later found that 54% suffered from conditions like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Residents were also found to be four times more likely to drink to excess.

44 buildings were destroyed, 169 people made homeless.  27 children lost one or both parents.

Just awful.

I was there the day the new replacement supermarket opened, shortly after the new bridge opened that relieved a 12.5-km detour to cross the town.  So there's progress.

Beautiful area.  Go spend some money there if you have the chance.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on April 19, 2016, 12:36:07 PM
I want to get up there. Part of my mother's family is from the area. I just don't speak French.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 19, 2016, 01:11:55 PM
If you want to talk about towns being destroyed, take a look around the southern half of Joplin, Missouri, which was destroyed by a behemoth of a tornado (EF5, as high as the scale goes) in May 2011.  At this particular location, GSV shows October 2007 and June 2012.  I stopped there on a road trip in May 2012, a year after the storm, to see how the town was rebuilding.  I saw scenes a lot like the June 2012 imagery you see on GSV... Look at Oct 2007 and compare it with Jun 2012
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.0660922,-94.4879564,3a,75y,102.14h,84.33t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s6X1ovr-bXArZZYYQa9nN9Q!2e0!5s20120601T000000!7i13312!8i6656

Wow.  I had to go back and forth a few times just to be convinced they were from the same spot.  Turn the camera around 180' or so and you'll still find a garage with a red X on it and numbers spray-painted on the house.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on April 20, 2016, 03:02:15 AM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.

Wow.  I've been there since the explosion but the before and after is really chilling.  47 people in the "before" buildings died horrific deaths. 

There was a cleared part (destroyed in the explosion and fire) and an intact part when I was there in 2014.  The intact part was frozen in time, like people were there yesterday.  I believe that part had to be demolished anyway because contaminated soil had to be removed to a great depth.

I think the most chilling part of this is that the town is gone, yet the railroad remains.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 20, 2016, 11:48:42 AM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.

Wow.  I've been there since the explosion but the before and after is really chilling.  47 people in the "before" buildings died horrific deaths. 

There was a cleared part (destroyed in the explosion and fire) and an intact part when I was there in 2014.  The intact part was frozen in time, like people were there yesterday.  I believe that part had to be demolished anyway because contaminated soil had to be removed to a great depth.

I think the most chilling part of this is that the town is gone, yet the railroad remains.
Well the Maine, Montreal, & Atlantic was shut down as a result of the explosion, though a new railroad took over the operations of their lines.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 20, 2016, 11:53:39 AM
How about a town being destroyed:

June 2013:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture3_zps5p07itt6.jpg)

July 2015:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/Capture4_zpsa4uhmagw.jpg)

It was caused by an explosion of a passing train carrying petroleum. The Streetview car showed the former downtown is closed to the public, as of that image date.

Wow.  I've been there since the explosion but the before and after is really chilling.  47 people in the "before" buildings died horrific deaths. 

There was a cleared part (destroyed in the explosion and fire) and an intact part when I was there in 2014.  The intact part was frozen in time, like people were there yesterday.  I believe that part had to be demolished anyway because contaminated soil had to be removed to a great depth.

I think the most chilling part of this is that the town is gone, yet the railroad remains.
Well the Maine, Montreal, & Atlantic was shut down as a result of the explosion, though a new railroad took over the operations of their lines.

It does appear two rail lines that broke off from the main line in the grassy field were completely removed though.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Pete from Boston on April 20, 2016, 12:04:29 PM
The tracks had to be rebuilt like everything else. As for speaking French, I don't speak French, but can fake a few phrases. You'll get along OK.  Go to the top of Mont Mégantic while you're there.  Lovely people, lovely area.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on April 21, 2016, 01:29:08 PM
Ski slope coverage at Monarch Mountain, Colorado (https://goo.gl/maps/PFqYUEeJ7W42)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on April 21, 2016, 02:29:32 PM
Ski slope coverage at Monarch Mountain, Colorado (https://goo.gl/maps/PFqYUEeJ7W42)

Wow, I want a job where I get paid to ski with a camera.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on April 21, 2016, 03:32:44 PM
Ski slope coverage at Monarch Mountain, Colorado (https://goo.gl/maps/PFqYUEeJ7W42)

At first glance I didn't get what you meant. There are a couple ski stations in my area covered by Street Ski Slope View: https://www.google.es/maps/@42.7884339,-0.5282,13z (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.7884339,-0.5282,13z). Good luck trying to stay out of the tunnel...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 21, 2016, 03:37:33 PM
Ski slope coverage at Monarch Mountain, Colorado (https://goo.gl/maps/PFqYUEeJ7W42)
Looks like they took a snow mobile down the slopes.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 25, 2016, 02:15:25 PM
Someone clearly didn't pay attention:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2074889,-74.7641484,3a,66.8y,1.01h,71.27t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s6HCnOSIyfFN0vQg_ss4JJw!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on April 25, 2016, 05:48:52 PM
Or they just don't care.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 25, 2016, 06:03:46 PM
It's Trenton. He gets a B+ for atleast crossing at an intersection.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Zeffy on April 25, 2016, 07:29:57 PM
It's Trenton. He gets a B+ for atleast crossing at an intersection.

At least he is along the STOP bar. But given that it's Trenton, yeah, it would be great if this was the only kind of thing you see daily.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: pumpkineater2 on May 29, 2016, 05:33:53 PM
I found a pretty bad looking crash on I-8 in California. It appears that the google car drove by while the victims were being pulled out of the car. I don't see any other cars that look like they were involved, and I think the car probably rolled many times. Interesting.
https://goo.gl/maps/2Q4vjb7xMrL2 (https://goo.gl/maps/2Q4vjb7xMrL2)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on May 31, 2016, 04:26:39 PM
This didn't end well.
(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i410/kphoger/burnt_zps0mcg71a0.png)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on May 31, 2016, 05:19:06 PM
One wouldn't expect an ad like this one (https://www.google.es/maps/@40.4114006,-3.6691075,3a,18.9y,198.82h,90.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3hAqxaTATyYkGtj4R5yBZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) that was there in January 2014 and was moved to another billboard down the street soon afterwards. It says "I'm Idaira, I'm 19 months old and I'm dying". Not to mention the little girl, who is currently 3 years old and suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, is still alive agaisnt all odds.

And unfortunately died last Saturday aged 4 :-(. Still, the most unexpected 'ad' ever. I have to search again that WTF situation I once found on C-32 tollway Northeast of Barcelona, Spain.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vtk on June 23, 2016, 01:07:58 PM
Pegman is wearing a rainbow cape today.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on June 23, 2016, 04:51:55 PM
Yeah. I missed it since I use the basic version of Google Maps, and I've gone from near Madrid to Zaragoza without touching A-2 at all in Street View today. The complete version stops working properly on my computer after a few steps in Street View.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on July 02, 2016, 05:00:52 PM
Not Street View but in a Google Maps/Earth satellite update in my area, I think I spotted me (the orangeish dot in the center of the screen, may need to turn 3D off):

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2565033,-74.6237872,20z/data=!3m1!1e3

The date matches the day I did a ride up to Kingwood, NJ and cars in nearby church parking lots indicate that the picture was taken around 9 AM so the timing makes sense (only about 7 miles into my ride). Unfortunately one of my coworkers beat me to an appearance in Google as she, her husband, and daughter were captured in Street View walking around Baltimore during one of their vacations.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on July 03, 2016, 12:27:02 PM
Yeah. I missed it since I use the basic version of Google Maps, and I've gone from near Madrid to Zaragoza without touching A-2 at all in Street View today. The complete version stops working properly on my computer after a few steps in Street View.

Interesting. I traveled all of A2 from Madrid to Zaragoza about 3 months ago on GSV.

I took a high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona a little over 2 years ago (in real life  :D). I wish we (group trip) had taken the highway instead.

I almost starved in Spain that week as well. Thank God McDonalds and Burger King were close by. I was expecting the food to be "Mexican like" and it definitely is not. Lemonade, which is my favorite American drink, seemed to be non existent in Spain, so I settled for Coca Cola.

Overall though I had a good time in Spain. If I ever went back I'd probably rent a car for 2 weeks and drive all over Spain. I probably never will go back because the plane ride is just too long for me. My goal is to never fly again, so I think I'll just stick with Canada and Mexico :sombrero:.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on July 03, 2016, 06:00:18 PM
Then you should have passed by some interesting features on the way, like that section where space is distorted and things are closer than usual (Or at least the kmposts are closer than they should be). Or Ariza, a town that got stuck in my mind because of the exact same reason as the number 41, damn Pearson.
Not Street View but in a Google Maps/Earth satellite update in my area, I think I spotted me (the orangeish dot in the center of the screen, may need to turn 3D off):

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2565033,-74.6237872,20z/data=!3m1!1e3

The date matches the day I did a ride up to Kingwood, NJ and cars in nearby church parking lots indicate that the picture was taken around 9 AM so the timing makes sense (only about 7 miles into my ride). Unfortunately one of my coworkers beat me to an appearance in Google as she, her husband, and daughter were captured in Street View walking around Baltimore during one of their vacations.

I may also be on the satellite imagery, as they caught my orchard with some cars parked in it a couple years ago.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: slorydn1 on July 05, 2016, 01:56:34 AM
It's funny, talking about being caught on Street View or satellite imagery. Street view never caught me at my house or my job. In fact, the only vehicle at my house when Google came down my street was my little brother's car-and he lives 820 miles away in in Lehigh Acres, FL.

Looking at satellite imagery at my house, I think I may have found my wife's car sitting in the driveway, or it could just be a shadow from the tree, its really hard to tell. The last version of imagery they had which was a few years old for my area my old truck could be plainly seen in the driveway, hard to miss that burgundy beast sitting on the left side of the driveway out in the sun. But this latest version just doesn't have the clarity for me to discern the difference between a dark blue car or a blk shadow on the white concrete.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on July 05, 2016, 05:26:52 AM
Sometimes one can know in which direction the Google car was traveling, because the view forwards is fine, but the one backwards, on the other hand (https://www.google.es/maps/@44.2282527,10.7719084,3a,66.8y,172.97h,85.85t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sGRDNQTX8rntYsi6mZAhYZA!2e0)... I found this as I follow the route of this year's Giro d'Italia, I had to go for a while towards the crap imagery.

Edit: I thought it could not be worse. I was wrong (https://www.google.es/maps/@44.6985766,11.0541016,3a,55.4y,23.36h,91.26t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1suuINwiHKZHATIzT5mcMcuQ!2e0) :ded:.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 12, 2016, 01:40:26 AM
Glitched Google Street View makes for good nightmare fuel. (https://www.google.com/maps/@-33.3088725,149.1024259,3a,75y,108.98h,91.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snkkAi_ValMVexJfjI4HQrg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664?hl=en)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on July 12, 2016, 01:48:40 PM
Is it just me or does the rail crossing in the 2015 imagery look like a Confederate flag?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 12, 2016, 02:45:14 PM
Is it just me or does the rail crossing in the 2015 imagery look like a Confederate flag?
It's how Australia does their one-piece crossbucks. IDK why.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on July 12, 2016, 09:58:41 PM
Not really crazy, but it's pretty awesome. An army semi truck in camo.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13606603_154198134989054_2559439720622652816_n.jpg?oh=ca553412802deb722c718cb60b92f282&oe=5827FEEC)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 17, 2016, 12:18:14 AM
Found this today. Have to wonder what happened:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7098426,-86.0522521,3a,15y,329.96h,90.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st-0HqIv8VzwLb0Rb6sd2Yw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Also, here's a crossing signal that got knocked over:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6553109,-85.9684757,3a,20.3y,8.25h,77.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZpvjjq1VloEHir6r1Ed5HQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6554262,-85.9683548,3a,46.6y,263.38h,75.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMaPltcYjHW63hle-4x8UcQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on July 17, 2016, 12:06:11 PM
Not really crazy, but it's pretty awesome. An army semi truck in camo.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13606603_154198134989054_2559439720622652816_n.jpg?oh=ca553412802deb722c718cb60b92f282&oe=5827FEEC)

What the driver was thinking:
It's Trenton. He gets a B+ for atleast crossing at an intersection.

At least he is along the STOP bar. But given that it's Trenton, yeah, it would be great if this was the only kind of thing you see daily.

Reminds me of what I saw when I had jury duty, at least it's captured for all to see, courtesy of the county workers: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2157354,-74.7620885,3a,36.8y,254.23h,89.62t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1saATkKEm5EnPtZlhU5a_oiQ!2e0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on July 18, 2016, 09:00:49 AM
Also, here's a crossing signal that got knocked over:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6553109,-85.9684757,3a,20.3y,8.25h,77.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZpvjjq1VloEHir6r1Ed5HQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6554262,-85.9683548,3a,46.6y,263.38h,75.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMaPltcYjHW63hle-4x8UcQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

And the signal appears to be activated; I assume that's a failover mode because of the damage?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: catch22 on July 18, 2016, 12:16:41 PM
Also, here's a crossing signal that got knocked over:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6553109,-85.9684757,3a,20.3y,8.25h,77.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZpvjjq1VloEHir6r1Ed5HQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6554262,-85.9683548,3a,46.6y,263.38h,75.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMaPltcYjHW63hle-4x8UcQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

And the signal appears to be activated; I assume that's a failover mode because of the damage?

The signal cabinet door is open, and the maintainer is walking from there towards the damage ... I would guess he's activated the signal manually and is walking over to assess the damage.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 18, 2016, 01:07:19 PM
Also, here's a crossing signal that got knocked over:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6553109,-85.9684757,3a,20.3y,8.25h,77.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZpvjjq1VloEHir6r1Ed5HQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6554262,-85.9683548,3a,46.6y,263.38h,75.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMaPltcYjHW63hle-4x8UcQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

And the signal appears to be activated; I assume that's a failover mode because of the damage?

The signal cabinet door is open, and the maintainer is walking from there towards the damage ... I would guess he's activated the signal manually and is walking over to assess the damage.

I noticed that when I was looking around there. I'm thinking that the maintainer manually activated the crossing as well, probably to see if anything on the knocked over signal was working.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on July 28, 2016, 02:23:44 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Admin note: NSFW!!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on July 28, 2016, 02:27:47 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

 :wow:

I'm surprised that hasn't photo hasn't been removed from Google Maps yet. Definitely wasn't expecting to see that.  :bigass:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Rothman on July 29, 2016, 11:19:25 AM
Egads.  NSFW.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on July 29, 2016, 12:36:47 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on July 29, 2016, 01:12:02 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?

I'm not. I have a Tracfone in my car that stays in my car. I only use it for road trips to make phone calls back home and if I ever broke down I could also call roadside assistance. It's not uncommon for me to go several days without checking my cell phone.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on July 29, 2016, 02:25:42 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Yep. Even me (sometimes). Also this should be labeled NSFW, considering my age...but whatever, I don't care.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 29, 2016, 09:57:26 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Well, it looks like they're resting at the moment, so it's make sense for them to be on their phones. Especially since they wouldn't be doing anything else.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on July 29, 2016, 11:10:41 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Yep. Even me (sometimes). Also this should be labeled NSFW, considering my age...but whatever, I don't care.

It's not NSFW in Greece. (Nor in New York, for that matter.)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on July 30, 2016, 03:14:51 AM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?

No.  My phone just does voice and text, so there's no temptation to be glued to it for social media.  However, reception is good in marginal areas, so it's more likely to be useful if there's an incident while I'm out in the wilderness hiking.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on July 30, 2016, 06:18:36 AM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Well, it looks like they're resting at the moment, so it's make sense for them to be on their phones. Especially since they wouldn't be doing anything else.

Dude, did you pan around? If I were in that beautiful setting on a relaxing vacation, screw surfing the web!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 7/8 on July 30, 2016, 09:41:09 AM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Well, it looks like they're resting at the moment, so it's make sense for them to be on their phones. Especially since they wouldn't be doing anything else.

Dude, did you pan around? If I were in that beautiful setting on a relaxing vacation, screw surfing the web!

A month ago, my family and I were at the beach, and I swear at least half of the people were on their phones. It's really sad when you see a family or group of friends and instead of talking to each other, their all looking at their phones :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on July 30, 2016, 02:36:50 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Geez, is EVERYONE glued to their phones nowadays!?
Well, it looks like they're resting at the moment, so it's make sense for them to be on their phones. Especially since they wouldn't be doing anything else.

Dude, did you pan around? If I were in that beautiful setting on a relaxing vacation, screw surfing the web!
lol. Two people surfing the web. In Atlantic City NJ, nobody was ever surfing the web. How things change in just one year.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: briantroutman on July 30, 2016, 03:09:48 PM
I loathe the “perpetually staring at phone” culture as much as anyone else (and have complained to that effect in other posts on this forum), but I do have to say one thing in defense of the smartphone. Using one’s phone is not an activity in and of itself. You merely use the phone as a gateway to engage in other activities.

The beach-going phone gazer might be reading a novel—a time-honored seaside pastime—albeit in e-book form. Sure, she might not be reading Jane Eyre and could be wasting time on some horrid clickbait tripe (10 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know about Taylor Swift—#6 Will Make You Cry), but should could also be finding a restaurant for dinner that evening.

In other settings, a teenager of a few decades ago may have alternated between a paperback book, a radio, a magazine, a handheld game, an Instamatic camera, and a TV set. Today, all of those items could be replaced by one smartphone, and parents will wring their hands and whine about today’s kids “always being glued to a phone”. True, it would be impolite for them to be on their phones at a family meal and dangerous to use them while driving a car or walking down the street. But the mere fact that someone’s using a smartphone throughout the day is not a sign of cultural decay in itself. How its being used and how it fits into the person’s life and their interactions with others is more important.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: rickmastfan67 on August 02, 2016, 12:31:53 AM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Egads.  NSFW.

Agreed, this should have been marked as 'NSFW'.  I do have to remind EVERYBODY HERE, we do have some users under 18.  I've added the text to the original post.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on August 02, 2016, 01:46:37 AM
Also this should be labeled NSFW, considering my age...
Are there no child labor laws where you live?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on August 02, 2016, 06:26:03 AM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Egads.  NSFW.

Agreed, this should have been marked as 'NSFW'.  I do have to remind EVERYBODY HERE, we do have some users under 18.  I've added the text to the original post.

Not to mention users that may be using this forum on work computers, in public settings, etc...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 7/8 on August 05, 2016, 06:18:32 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Egads.  NSFW.

Agreed, this should have been marked as 'NSFW'.  I do have to remind EVERYBODY HERE, we do have some users under 18.  I've added the text to the original post.

Not to mention users that may be using this forum on work computers, in public settings, etc...

Luckily no one was around when I opened this on my work computer :-D

I found this article that made me think of this thread.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/04/29/google-street-view-car-catches-itself-breaking-speed-limit/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/04/29/google-street-view-car-catches-itself-breaking-speed-limit/)

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Google Street View car has captured itself speeding while driving down a quiet residential street in Glasgow.

The car appears to exceed the 30mph speed limit on St George's Road to the west of the city thanks to its own photograph of a speedometer reading 37mph shortly before it enters a 20mph zone.

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/technology/2016/04/29/google-large_trans++jE4rHJRh55ptlvEMe93lY8GD6Khni0F2gT2FTu8BRhA.png)

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In August 2013 Police Scotland were called after someone spotted what appeared to be a murder on Edinburgh's Giles Street captured by Google Street View, complete with an  image of a man holding a pick axe handle standing over an apparently lifeless body.

Upon investigation they found mechanics Dan Thompson and Gary Kerr had staged the grisly scene after recognising the Google car all the way back in August 2012.

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/technology/2016/04/29/GOOGLEMURDER_2928333b-large_trans++pJliwavx4coWFCaEkEsb3kvxIt-lGGWCWqwLa_RXJU8.jpg)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vtk on August 08, 2016, 08:30:48 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Admin note: NSFW!!

This should not be a big deal.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on August 08, 2016, 09:05:18 PM
While not Street View, but photosphere, and not crazy but completely awesome:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8783479,24.753754,3a,43.1y,28.85h,70.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-rp2WShnfhhg%2FVX6eFBqmQFI%2FAAAAAAAACdQ%2FQboC3jZzOA4UxXN3fNJhUpVRSct_uX6iQ%2Fw203-h101-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120

Admin note: NSFW!!

This should not be a big deal.

Not really, but it's still not appropriate here I would think. After all, we're here to talk about roads, not nudity (very easy to find that elsewhere). Not to play the role or anything but...

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Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 09, 2016, 04:24:39 AM
Not really, but it's still not appropriate here I would think. After all, we're here to talk about roads, not nudity (very easy to find that elsewhere). Not to play the role or anything but...

I don't think so. Then again, as a European I find the censorship of certain parts Americans do unnecessary, as I believe nudity doesn't necessarily mean pornography (I define the latter as the content that depicts sexual acts). In fact a few years ago we had a TV show were two naked subjects met in a beach. The show was a hit not because of nudity, but because of the ridiculous things they said.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 7/8 on August 09, 2016, 12:36:16 PM
I posted this picture in the Roundabouts thread and jeffandnicole and kphoger pointed out that the one car is going the wrong way :wow: This roundabout is in Toledo, OH (Cherry St and W Manhattan Blvd): (https://www.google.ca/maps/@41.6848811,-83.5554986,19z)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pm3vklV.png)

An even better view, it doesn't look too good.

(http://i.imgur.com/jb8bEYR.png)

But it looks like the car stopped before causing an accident!

(http://i.imgur.com/NIEBQYE.png)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on August 09, 2016, 03:59:27 PM
Not really, but it's still not appropriate here I would think. After all, we're here to talk about roads, not nudity (very easy to find that elsewhere). Not to play the role or anything but...

I don't think so. Then again, as a European I find the censorship of certain parts Americans do unnecessary, as I believe nudity doesn't necessarily mean pornography (I define the latter as the content that depicts sexual acts). In fact a few years ago we had a TV show were two naked subjects met in a beach. The show was a hit not because of nudity, but because of the ridiculous things they said.
I think it's a cultural difference.  Americans tend to associate nudity exclusively with sex.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on August 09, 2016, 04:03:59 PM
Not really, but it's still not appropriate here I would think. After all, we're here to talk about roads, not nudity (very easy to find that elsewhere). Not to play the role or anything but...

I don't think so. Then again, as a European I find the censorship of certain parts Americans do unnecessary, as I believe nudity doesn't necessarily mean pornography (I define the latter as the content that depicts sexual acts). In fact a few years ago we had a TV show were two naked subjects met in a beach. The show was a hit not because of nudity, but because of the ridiculous things they said.
I think it's a cultural difference.  Americans tend to associate nudity exclusively with sex.

It's absolutely a cultural difference.

One day, when my boss was arguing that the female breast was a sexual organ, I asked if my wife was engaging in a sexual act with our baby every time she breastfed him.  That shut him up for sure.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KEVIN_224 on August 14, 2016, 11:48:30 PM
This...from Tyngsborough, MA:

https://goo.gl/maps/mdQJd1vZsrB2
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Rothman on August 19, 2016, 02:49:32 PM
The show was a hit not because of nudity, but because of the ridiculous things they said.

HA!

I only read the articles.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: wxfree on August 20, 2016, 01:21:48 AM
Here's some insight from a driver.  In common click-bait parlance, Number 4 is really interesting.  Number 4 and, to some extent, Number 3, are the only ones that are half-way on-topic, but I find Number 4 so interesting that I think it warrants mention on the forum.

According to the article, which areas are covered is up to the driver, who has to meet a quota.  They may choose a long straight drive, or may fill in the required data capture with minor streets and parking lots.

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2334-the-5-weirdest-things-i-saw-driving-google-street-view.html (http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2334-the-5-weirdest-things-i-saw-driving-google-street-view.html)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: chays on August 23, 2016, 02:21:38 PM
Giant bear in a recliner: https://goo.gl/maps/AUjVJ1RpTqp
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 27, 2016, 06:19:41 PM
I swear this is not an indoor (https://www.google.es/maps/@40.360999,-3.5521116,3a,66.8y,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1szJwLr_FUq4wAAAQvOgF8xg!2e0), yet it is marked as such (orange circle). In Rivas Vaciamadrid, a suburb of (you guessed it) Madrid ES, there are four of them in the area.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on August 29, 2016, 10:19:51 PM
Count the number of Streetview cars in this hotel parking lot (including the one taking the picture):

https://goo.gl/maps/EUHpL5Kpr8M2
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on August 30, 2016, 01:39:58 PM
Don't Google Street View cars normally have a ton of Google Maps branding on them?  Just saw one today, and it definitely stood out for reasons not including the camera.

So check street view in a few months.  You might just find the NYSDOT parking lot in it.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 30, 2016, 05:32:28 PM
I had not seen more that four Google Cars in a single shot before.

I remember in the first imagery they published of I-238 there was a huge tall thing near the I-580 interchange. I don't know what they were doing with that...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on August 30, 2016, 10:12:35 PM
Don't Google Street View cars normally have a ton of Google Maps branding on them?  Just saw one today, and it definitely stood out for reasons not including the camera.
Yes, but the ones in the link appear to have been the older ones before Google started putting their branding all over the cars. IIRC, they used to just have a magnet that said "Google Maps" or something like that on the sides.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on August 30, 2016, 10:39:22 PM
Don't Google Street View cars normally have a ton of Google Maps branding on them?  Just saw one today, and it definitely stood out for reasons not including the camera.
Yes, but the ones in the link appear to have been the older ones before Google started putting their branding all over the cars. IIRC, they used to just have a magnet that said "Google Maps" or something like that on the sides.

No, that's the Philly PD:
(http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/620*349/WCAU_000000015287769_1200x675_685495363864.jpg)
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Police-Van-Disguised-as-Google-Maps-Vehicle-379418411.html (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Police-Van-Disguised-as-Google-Maps-Vehicle-379418411.html)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on August 31, 2016, 12:24:23 PM
Don't Google Street View cars normally have a ton of Google Maps branding on them?  Just saw one today, and it definitely stood out for reasons not including the camera.
Yes, but the ones in the link appear to have been the older ones before Google started putting their branding all over the cars. IIRC, they used to just have a magnet that said "Google Maps" or something like that on the sides.

No, that's the Philly PD:
(http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/620*349/WCAU_000000015287769_1200x675_685495363864.jpg)
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Police-Van-Disguised-as-Google-Maps-Vehicle-379418411.html (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Police-Van-Disguised-as-Google-Maps-Vehicle-379418411.html)
Not just them. Here are some legitimate Street View cars that had just a "Google Maps" label on the sides, though from when they were gathering Street View up through 2010, it appears:
(http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/google-street-view-car.jpg)
Source for above. (https://www.fastcompany.com/1629408/google-street-view-knows-lot-about-you-your-id-safe)
(http://cdn.iphoneincanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Google-Car.JPG)
Source for above. (http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/google-street-view-released-in-canada/)
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01376/googlecar_1376476c.jpg)
Source for above. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/5088509/Google-Street-View-cars-spotted-in-other-UK-cities.html)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KG909 on September 01, 2016, 10:46:12 PM
https://www.google.ca/maps/@40.237102,-74.799766,3a,15y,172.12h,81.28t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sOOieQaA8tKuhMGBMM3oaKQ!2e0!5s20110701T000000

Given the area this is in... I'm going to assume the gestures being made are not exactly friendly ones.
BLOOD GANG
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SSOWorld on September 05, 2016, 03:32:50 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/tBBUg5yTv1B2

2 to beam up.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kkt on September 07, 2016, 01:43:22 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/tBBUg5yTv1B2

2 to beam up.

Wow, Google is so careful to blur anything that looks like a face, like the letters A and E, but they didn't blur those actual faces?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on September 07, 2016, 05:43:22 PM
Do they blur photo spheres?  I'm pretty sure those are user-uploaded, not done by Google.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 7/8 on September 07, 2016, 07:37:30 PM
Do they blur photo spheres?  I'm pretty sure those are user-uploaded, not done by Google.

I don't think they blur faces on photo spheres, which is why you can see their faces here (I've seen many photo-spheres, given how much I love Google Maps!)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Scott5114 on September 15, 2016, 05:23:40 AM
It might be a good idea to post screenshots of anything really unusual that you find instead of just a link. Some of the images on previous pages (one of an accident, one of cars driving through flooding) have been taken down.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 41 on January 06, 2017, 04:32:33 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/Mv2iCNG1s272
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on January 06, 2017, 09:21:09 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/Mv2iCNG1s272
How does this fit the topic?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: rickmastfan67 on January 10, 2017, 05:52:48 AM
It's gone now, but the all-time greatest one was the one with the two guys swordfighting in Pittsburgh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000873/Google-Street-View-spots-Samurai-warriors-duelling-Pittsburgh.html

If you put it in the right spot, you can still see those guys:

http://goo.gl/maps/Gui45

Seems like Google has added the original surrounding images back.
https://goo.gl/maps/NNs1zVuph9D2
https://goo.gl/maps/WRwQydZhviS2
https://goo.gl/maps/znk282A1hoQ2
https://goo.gl/maps/heUkzSwgPEo

So, grab your screenshots while you can guys!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: doorknob60 on January 11, 2017, 06:24:59 PM
I found myself walking on the sidewalk. I remembered walking past the car (it was at a stoplight, so it only got one picture of me, my back) so a few weeks ago I looked in that spot and sure enough, there I was. Not going to post it, for obvious privacy reasons.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: froggie on January 15, 2017, 10:02:37 AM
Road related....a county work crew replacing a reassurance shield (https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8325376,-95.4273781,3a,75y,333.5h,65.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sE1up4u8TGa1CF9tpjwolLA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in rural Minnesota.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: noelbotevera on January 15, 2017, 05:14:44 PM
Also, Google has the whole town of Pripyat in GSV! Look! (https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4008074,30.0628769,3a,75y,284.34h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sGCV4yjgvZcTrC9lz_WmG-Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DGCV4yjgvZcTrC9lz_WmG-Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D46.85688%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656)

(I'm guessing the driver later died of radiation shortly after)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on January 15, 2017, 06:04:56 PM
(I'm guessing the driver later died of radiation shortly after)

Radiation levels are not that high, though I believe there is a recommendation for people visiting to not be in radioactive contact for more than a few hours (or a day?, something like that anyway).

In fact, there are still people who live within the exclusion zone permanently, though of course, that is not recommended:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/18/world/defying-radiation-elderly-residents-cling-on-in-chernobyl-exclusion-zone/#.WHv_3lUrLIU
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on January 16, 2017, 01:53:48 PM
I found myself walking on the sidewalk. I remembered walking past the car (it was at a stoplight, so it only got one picture of me, my back) so a few weeks ago I looked in that spot and sure enough, there I was. Not going to post it, for obvious privacy reasons.

Am I the only one to whom the privacy reasons are not obvious?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: doorknob60 on January 16, 2017, 02:19:39 PM
I found myself walking on the sidewalk. I remembered walking past the car (it was at a stoplight, so it only got one picture of me, my back) so a few weeks ago I looked in that spot and sure enough, there I was. Not going to post it, for obvious privacy reasons.

Am I the only one to whom the privacy reasons are not obvious?

Seems like a bad idea to link a picture of myself (with a location I might walk) to my semi-anonymous online avatar. I don't have any other pictures of myself publicly accessible online attached to this name (though plenty of other information), I don't need to add a final piece to the puzzle. A bit paranoid? Sure. But I'd rather not take the chance, once something's on the internet, it's there for good.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on January 16, 2017, 02:44:42 PM
Hmm.  I understand people not posting their exactly home location, but it was just hard to wrap my head around not wanting to people see where you were walking at an unknown time on an unknown date in a particular month.

(FWIW, where we live is generally a matter of public record, so I'm not all that concerned.  You can figure out my name from my username, and it's super easy to find out my address online.  The only possible issue I could see is that we often post on here when we're going on a trip, so  throwing our address out there ahead of time might be a bad idea.  However, we put ourselves at far more risk by posting pictures of our trips on Facebook, letting people who already know where we live learn firsthand that we're gone for the week.)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: froggie on April 05, 2017, 03:00:49 PM
Dusting this thread off for an oddity I found today:

It appears that, this past October, one of the GMSV camera vehicles snagged a tree branch in D.C. which then became lodged/stuck to the camera pole. This was apparently missed by Google's QC folks, as the partially leaf-blocked imagery made it onto GMSV. You can see it starting at 3rd and L NE, heading up 3rd to Florida, then westbound along Florida to New York Ave, then eastbound along New York Ave to 4th St NE.

The start of it from 3rd and L NE here (https://goo.gl/maps/YhYGnCMkC2H2).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: formulanone on April 06, 2017, 09:15:35 AM
You can figure out my name from my username

Kilometers per hour ogre?

So all this "nice" is just a brute-force facade for getting the US on the metric system?

(However, we put ourselves at far more risk by posting pictures of our trips on Facebook, letting people who already know where we live learn firsthand that we're gone for the week.)

Always post the pics after the vacation.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 06, 2017, 10:22:22 AM
Dusting this thread off for an oddity I found today:

It appears that, this past October, one of the GMSV camera vehicles snagged a tree branch in D.C. which then became lodged/stuck to the camera pole. This was apparently missed by Google's QC folks, as the partially leaf-blocked imagery made it onto GMSV. You can see it starting at 3rd and L NE, heading up 3rd to Florida, then westbound along Florida to New York Ave, then eastbound along New York Ave to 4th St NE.

The start of it from 3rd and L NE here (https://goo.gl/maps/YhYGnCMkC2H2).

I've seen that quite a bit elsewhere.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 10, 2017, 12:29:06 AM
Well this is quite a glitch...
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9221791,-84.6254598,3a,75y,270.61h,95.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s229QRZVEWaqE9cNxbDfWhA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

I guess this song is relevant to the imagery...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 10, 2017, 02:37:47 PM
Good job, Georgia!
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2600585,-83.735813,3a,75y,106.28h,75.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0n4VIICNoE6Inr5oefYw2A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: epzik8 on April 10, 2017, 03:22:57 PM
I caught the Google Street View car making rounds in my dad's neighborhood back in September 2013 at an intersection a couple of blocks from my dad's house. Sure enough, the Street View photos of that intersection from that date clearly show the car I was driving at the moments each photo at the intersection was taken.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 14, 2017, 09:31:57 AM
It might be a good idea to post screenshots of anything really unusual that you find instead of just a link. Some of the images on previous pages (one of an accident, one of cars driving through flooding) have been taken down.
I'm not so sure I want to do that. I saw a dead dog on the side of the road at Northbound Exit 59 on I-15 in Montana.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: bmorrill on April 14, 2017, 11:51:21 AM
There's a spoof video on YouTube of a woman peeing by the side of the road when a Google Street View car drives by.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jay8g on May 10, 2017, 12:56:37 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/33724531364_839ae6555d_z.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4183/33724531354_0c077c2f5c_z.jpg)
(here) (https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5860178,-122.3299542,3a,71.6y,314.44h,66.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKM9B9IFSb2UTGajujN1_hA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US71 on May 25, 2017, 11:52:52 PM
"Naked Grandma"
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 26, 2017, 12:27:16 AM
Years ago when I was creating articles for Wikipedia on the trolley stops of the Media-Sharon Hill Line, I thought I saw something suspicious going on at one of the stops. It looked like a mugging. I sent an e-mail to the Media police an inquired about it, and they said it was just two people waiting for the SEPTA Route 101 trolley to come.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 27, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
Found a Key Deer running past the GSV looking at a random street on No Name Key:

https://www.google.com/maps/@24.7024712,-81.3325106,3a,37.5y,271.09h,83.66t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sQgaI_99GaXYdWXPXwXwKVw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DQgaI_99GaXYdWXPXwXwKVw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D359.33707%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Followed by veiled threats:

https://www.google.com/maps/@24.697757,-81.3212288,3a,15y,338.35h,72.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sioLLksJwtzdzWpebcMrtbw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on May 30, 2017, 01:15:22 PM
Also, it's worth noting that Google Street View turns 10 today. I wonder what's the oldest street view image on Google Maps?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on May 30, 2017, 06:19:17 PM
I know where some of the oldest Spanish imagery is. It turned 9 a couple weeks ago. Proof (https://www.google.es/maps/@41.6795211,-0.8671898,3a,37.5y,92.25h,95.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOQ5aX044qIh1rHYOyzgV2w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?). Since then the freeway has been widened, and what used to be the Eastbound direction are now local lanes, while what used to be the Westbound ones are now the Eastbound through lanes.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 01, 2017, 09:37:52 PM
Tonight, I was looking at a scan of the Queens Village MTA Bus Depot to see if I want to get a picture of it for Wikipedia or not. After checking it out, I decided to look a little further east long the LIRR Main Line. I finally got to Floral Park LIRR station and I saw this lost little doggie on the northwest corner of Atlantic and Carnation Avenues.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.724043,-73.7078572,3a,75y,331.14h,77.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1semzhgq0LnPRPgpME8-lzEw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en


 :paranoid:  :-(



Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SignGeek101 on November 01, 2017, 09:43:54 PM
Also, it's worth noting that Google Street View turns 10 today. I wonder what's the oldest street view image on Google Maps?

I think late 2006 is the earliest stuff. The oldest I have seen (from a very short look) is September 2007.

https://goo.gl/maps/ByadsUXNDUo
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on November 02, 2017, 10:54:34 AM
I cannot find any late 2006 pics, perhaps they have removed it. I remember the first time I spotted Street View, it was mid 2007 and I browsed several streets of San Francisco. But the oldest imagery I can find now is from late 2007. Funnily enough, this is also the first place where I found 2017 imagery.

Edit: I've found some July 2007 love along I-35W just North of Minneapolis: https://www.google.es/maps/@45.0100176,-93.1950832,3a,75y,73.03h,98.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOnK3AqdeDz_bMF0MyaDFng!2e0!7i3328!8i1664
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kdelrio on November 09, 2017, 11:22:39 AM
Free piggyback rides up a hill in Burlington, IA.   :spin:
https://goo.gl/maps/xuVhk83tAd42
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on December 14, 2017, 11:14:02 AM
Is it just me, or does this seem like a bad idea?

https://goo.gl/maps/1sZsi1ToD3K2 (https://goo.gl/maps/1sZsi1ToD3K2)
(https://i.imgur.com/1YYugCS.png)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SectorZ on December 14, 2017, 12:25:07 PM
Is it just me, or does this seem like a bad idea?

https://goo.gl/maps/1sZsi1ToD3K2 (https://goo.gl/maps/1sZsi1ToD3K2)
(https://i.imgur.com/1YYugCS.png)

Depends, what's the expected end result?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on December 27, 2017, 06:56:57 PM
Yesterday, I came across a stoplight east of Syracuse (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0618528,-76.0299278,3a,28.5y,317.7h,100.25t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s4lA3CZAaUbFzl3lJAS-uJQ!2e0) where the Street View car caught both the yellow and red lights lit.  I'm not sure if this is due to shutter speed, or the light being an incandescent and fading as the yellow went out.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Hurricane Rex on December 28, 2017, 03:48:38 AM
Apparently street view is also ski view as well.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on December 28, 2017, 10:59:19 AM
Is it just me, or does this seem like a bad idea?

https://goo.gl/maps/1sZsi1ToD3K2 (https://goo.gl/maps/1sZsi1ToD3K2)
(https://i.imgur.com/1YYugCS.png)

Depends, what's the expected end result?

I think the funny part is that he's playing on his phone.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: freebrickproductions on December 28, 2017, 01:41:53 PM
Yesterday, I came across a stoplight east of Syracuse (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0618528,-76.0299278,3a,28.5y,317.7h,100.25t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s4lA3CZAaUbFzl3lJAS-uJQ!2e0) where the Street View car caught both the yellow and red lights lit.  I'm not sure if this is due to shutter speed, or the light being an incandescent and fading as the yellow went out.
Looks to be that the yellows are incandescent and the red is LED, so the red was already completely on when the yellow light was turning off.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Hurricane Rex on December 29, 2017, 04:04:36 AM
Does "ski view" count?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on December 29, 2017, 06:29:55 AM
It has existed for several years now. I remember one ski resort in my area had it, but somehow it's gone.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on December 29, 2017, 01:30:06 PM
Yep, there has been ski view at Loveland (CO) since 2012.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on December 29, 2017, 02:21:54 PM
Yesterday, I came across a stoplight east of Syracuse (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0618528,-76.0299278,3a,28.5y,317.7h,100.25t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s4lA3CZAaUbFzl3lJAS-uJQ!2e0) where the Street View car caught both the yellow and red lights lit.  I'm not sure if this is due to shutter speed, or the light being an incandescent and fading as the yellow went out.

A shot before shows the light as just Yellow, and the shot after as just Red.  The camera captured the light at just the right moment to see both lights lit.  Crazy but cool!

I often see on walk signals that count down that it'll get to 0, then the 'walk' signal will show, with both the 0 and Walk showing at the same time. Normally not a permitted function; it's just a half-second overlap of both features of the sign.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: SectorZ on December 30, 2017, 02:26:45 PM
Not Google SV, but in 2015 I was on a bike ride in Carlisle MA and some vehicle drove by me that was just like Google's for streetview, but it wasn't Google and I didn't see the name.

At the time, I was helping a rather large turtle out of the road that was attempting to sun itself into a future speed bump. It probably made for a bizarre visual.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Stephane Dumas on December 31, 2017, 12:49:17 PM
What happens when a Google Street View car meet a Bing Streetside car? http://bgr.com/2017/12/23/google-maps-car-vs-bing-street-view-streetside/

Or checking the gentrification of Brooklyn. https://petapixel.com/2014/06/26/google-street-view-offers-glimpse-incredible-rate-gentrification-brooklyn/

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: mrsman on January 02, 2018, 11:38:05 AM
I just spotted myself on GSV.  I was walking near the US Captiol about 3 months ago and I spotted the GSV car driving by.  Seeing this topic, I decided to see if the image got uploaded and sure enough, there I am.  My face is blotted out, but I was wearing some distinctive clothing.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on January 11, 2018, 09:08:38 PM
I noticed a 360° Street View circle on the Walmart near Fort Drum, NY, and wondered where in the store it was.  After turning around, I was surprised to see an extreme close-up of the face of the guy taking the picture (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0404295,-75.8445044,3a,100.7y,176.25h,99.13t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcFBiT2lDNVpkS2hpRkxIQ3JfdWxJZHY3LWZGbDQ1cm9KeDZTQXdq!2e0).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Hurricane Rex on January 11, 2018, 09:13:46 PM
I noticed a 360° Street View circle on the Walmart near Fort Drum, NY, and wondered where in the store it was.  After turning around, I was surprised to see an extreme close-up of the face of the guy taking the picture (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0404295,-75.8445044,3a,100.7y,176.25h,99.13t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcFBiT2lDNVpkS2hpRkxIQ3JfdWxJZHY3LWZGbDQ1cm9KeDZTQXdq!2e0).

*attempts to load street view* "Street view is not available here." Google?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on January 12, 2018, 12:55:29 PM
I noticed a 360° Street View circle on the Walmart near Fort Drum, NY, and wondered where in the store it was.  After turning around, I was surprised to see an extreme close-up of the face of the guy taking the picture (https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0404295,-75.8445044,3a,100.7y,176.25h,99.13t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcFBiT2lDNVpkS2hpRkxIQ3JfdWxJZHY3LWZGbDQ1cm9KeDZTQXdq!2e0).

Ice cream isle, I guess!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US71 on January 12, 2018, 06:32:35 PM
I found my friend Seamas watering his lawn. His image was blurred, but I recognized the house ;)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on January 15, 2018, 01:27:55 PM
↑  I can only assume he never waters his lawn.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on February 04, 2018, 05:38:26 PM
When drought strikes: The view from a bridge (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.8958051,-5.8882156,3a,75y,345.86h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2u2xU_SCHpwDDTt9F5FgJA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D2u2xU_SCHpwDDTt9F5FgJA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D118.24311%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656)...

... and from below the same bridge (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.8957939,-5.8881078,3a,75y,342.01h,83.12t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipP6rTGVIwxO2UFygwwNnn5lICDOUOm_ltac5UQX!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP6rTGVIwxO2UFygwwNnn5lICDOUOm_ltac5UQX%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya291.5331-ro-0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352), just less than half-a-year later!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on February 04, 2018, 07:07:16 PM
When drought strikes: The view from a bridge (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.8958051,-5.8882156,3a,75y,345.86h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2u2xU_SCHpwDDTt9F5FgJA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D2u2xU_SCHpwDDTt9F5FgJA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D118.24311%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656)...

... and from below the same bridge (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.8957939,-5.8881078,3a,75y,342.01h,83.12t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipP6rTGVIwxO2UFygwwNnn5lICDOUOm_ltac5UQX!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP6rTGVIwxO2UFygwwNnn5lICDOUOm_ltac5UQX%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya291.5331-ro-0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352), just less than half-a-year later!
Looks like the water level there varies by a lot, judging by the historical street view!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Hurricane Rex on February 05, 2018, 01:23:50 AM
When drought strikes: The view from a bridge (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.8958051,-5.8882156,3a,75y,345.86h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2u2xU_SCHpwDDTt9F5FgJA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D2u2xU_SCHpwDDTt9F5FgJA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D118.24311%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656)...

... and from below the same bridge (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.8957939,-5.8881078,3a,75y,342.01h,83.12t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipP6rTGVIwxO2UFygwwNnn5lICDOUOm_ltac5UQX!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP6rTGVIwxO2UFygwwNnn5lICDOUOm_ltac5UQX%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya291.5331-ro-0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352), just less than half-a-year later!
Looks like the water level there varies by a lot, judging by the historical street view!

I don't know the area so could they have emptied it out mid season?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on March 14, 2018, 08:14:04 AM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: dfilpus on March 14, 2018, 10:41:43 AM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Appears to be a floating dock extension for the India Street pier. According to Google Earth, it was built in 2011. It appears in aerial imagery until 2017 and then under water in 2018.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on March 15, 2018, 11:09:05 PM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Appears to be a floating dock extension for the India Street pier. According to Google Earth, it was built in 2011. It appears in aerial imagery until 2017 and then under water in 2018.


Do you actually know it to be underwater? It looks to me simply as though it's been erased from the imagery, as is the usual procedure with vehicles and other transient objects in Google's 3D imagery.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jp the roadgeek on March 16, 2018, 01:19:26 AM
I found my friend Seamas watering his lawn. His image was blurred, but I recognized the house ;)

Funny you mention that.  I saw my uncle outside at his house working in the garden.  Plus you see his little dog sitting in the driveway.

Also see the partially complete haunted house my neighbor builds in his front yard every year (we’re on great terms, so I never complain).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on March 16, 2018, 01:10:14 PM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Looks like it's the ferry to me.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on March 20, 2018, 08:55:12 PM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Looks like it's the ferry to me.
Hmm. I took a closer look, and I see a crane on the thing too.

It still looks like it's underwater.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on March 20, 2018, 11:49:01 PM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Looks like it's the ferry to me.
Hmm. I took a closer look, and I see a crane on the thing too.

It still looks like it's underwater.



Right, that's the erasure. Look for cars on the roads—they look similarly underwater (or underasphalt).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Nanis on March 26, 2018, 04:32:21 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/D+St+%26+E+Cambria+St,+Philadelphia,+PA+19134/@39.9929203,-75.1220732,3a,75y,169.08h,71.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0scs2cpRxx9JpRxgMjg5NQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c6c8279fab2179:0xe27dd754501b8f15!8m2!3d39.9929362!4d-75.1222501 this
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on March 26, 2018, 10:47:44 PM
A few days ago, I came across someone who made a DIY Street View car on NY 5 between DeWitt and Fayetteville (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0283182,-76.038417,3a,66.8y,86.46h,82.36t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcE41eWFNV2JWN1FQXzdYZEMxNW12RjVUUHpvYWZJT0lobWhOaTlo!2e0).  Pan down to see their roof mount.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on March 26, 2018, 11:09:27 PM
this (https://www.google.com/maps/place/D+St+%26+E+Cambria+St,+Philadelphia,+PA+19134/@39.9929203,-75.1220732,3a,75y,169.08h,71.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0scs2cpRxx9JpRxgMjg5NQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c6c8279fab2179:0xe27dd754501b8f15!8m2!3d39.9929362!4d-75.1222501)

Wow  :wow:

I think that entire area qualifies for this thread.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: yakra on April 09, 2018, 01:51:29 AM
Weirdest traffic calming I've ever seen...
https://www.google.com/maps/@49.5946088,-99.6886105,3a,54.7y,205.46h,79.46t/data=!3m10!1e1!3m8!1sOoDjaWH2b0E-uAQT1HgX0A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DOoDjaWH2b0E-uAQT1HgX0A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D169.8255%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i51
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on April 09, 2018, 03:10:23 AM
Weirdest traffic calming I've ever seen...
[link snipped]

Reminds me of the security measures you might see at the entrance to a military installation (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5418506,-93.6613475,3a,37.6y,212.59h,83.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXLLm1MoNcfvsvN3OqFm-RA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KEVIN_224 on April 09, 2018, 09:22:54 AM
@ YAKRA: It looks like there's a closed-off bridge just after those traffic-calming planter things.

I've seen a couple of side streets off of Boulevard in West Hartford, CT (not far from the Hartford line) that were narrowed or bent to the sides to slow down traffic passing through.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on April 09, 2018, 07:40:53 PM
Weirdest traffic calming I've ever seen...
[link snipped]

Reminds me of the security measures you might see at the entrance to a military installation (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5418506,-93.6613475,3a,37.6y,212.59h,83.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXLLm1MoNcfvsvN3OqFm-RA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).
Or at the border.  They even paved that way at the northern end of I-5.
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.9991748,-122.7541201,240m/data=!3m1!1e3
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on April 20, 2018, 10:38:25 AM
Here's something I've never seen in Street View before!  I just stumbled on a few trailers of new BGSes in a parking lot (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7994882,-76.124521,3a,24.1y,194.2h,84.43t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sg1lE-sKR_HKhzhVXyqS9Gg!2e0) on NY 80 just off of I-81 in Tully waiting to be installed.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 20, 2018, 11:20:35 AM
And I just saw an  erroneous NY 11 sign east of those trailers (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7992829,-76.1235055,3a,75y,108.52h,82.78t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjOIqZuKTxhHyUdi0ar5a9A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on April 20, 2018, 09:06:46 PM
Not so much "crazy" as "frighteningly common".  It was even mentioned in a presentation in the annual Highway Data Services workshop this year, complete with pictures showing both US 2 and NY 2 shields (this was one example where this wouldn't be erroneous, but that was so the presenter could show a picture of the End US 2 shield in Rouses Point with a joke about people making protest signs over the mixups).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 20, 2018, 11:50:58 PM
Not so much "crazy" as "frighteningly common".
Well, yes. But I just thought I'd point it out anyway.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on April 27, 2018, 07:13:47 PM
Last night, I found this (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1530648,-76.1234447,3a,100.7y,185.64h,108.36t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcE5URV9iMFR6RkVWNU4wSEdLWW1LaXpkLTVBYXJoLVdlYzNDUkE5!2e0) extreme face closeup while looking at the first Chick-fil-A in CNY.  While playing Geoguessr earlier this afternoon, I came across a spot (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6353204,-106.6036997,3a,100.7y,204.49h,83.02t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s-ER1yE0XqWaIoU8YDlRm4g!2e0) where the Street View car was forced onto the shoulder to avoid a car passing a truck towing a camper in the other direction.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on April 28, 2018, 07:19:09 PM
I'm currently catching up on the Redesigning Interchanges thread, and while looking at the I-90/94 and I-39 interchange mentioned on this page (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3618.1450), I came across a spot (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.491137,-89.4946976,3a,66.8y,341.82h,88.96t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1swRVtgTKjS1uKZqwlgivwsw!2e0) where the Street View car was in a traffic jam.  I can't recall ever seeing a traffic jam in Street View before.  Going further down the road, you can see a tractor-trailer that went off the road and flipped over (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5110529,-89.5217498,3a,66.8y,21.43h,80.15t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sC130B34oLc8pqv2eB1O_qw!2e0).  You can also see cans of spray paint on the hood of a police car and marks on the ground (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5105469,-89.5213944,3a,61.7y,130.06h,72.08t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1snjmKAnf9N-c-WQfOWV_Cww!2e0).  I'm assuming they were to mark the path of the truck as it went off the road.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 02, 2018, 08:48:25 PM
Last night, I found this (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1530648,-76.1234447,3a,100.7y,185.64h,108.36t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcE5URV9iMFR6RkVWNU4wSEdLWW1LaXpkLTVBYXJoLVdlYzNDUkE5!2e0) extreme face closeup while looking at the first Chick-fil-A in CNY.  While playing Geoguessr earlier this afternoon, I came across a spot (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6353204,-106.6036997,3a,100.7y,204.49h,83.02t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s-ER1yE0XqWaIoU8YDlRm4g!2e0) where the Street View car was forced onto the shoulder to avoid a car passing a truck towing a camper in the other direction.
That first one really was crazy. The second one looks like it had a finish line superimposed there with CGI.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on May 03, 2018, 10:01:37 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7942335,-82.1666073,3a,37.5y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWm1FVrl2dD4RRKiTkMONQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Why is US 301's RIGHT LANE placecard blurred out?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on May 03, 2018, 10:35:51 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7942335,-82.1666073,3a,37.5y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWm1FVrl2dD4RRKiTkMONQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Why is US 301's RIGHT LANE placecard blurred out?
Because I touch myself at night.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on May 03, 2018, 10:47:32 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7942335,-82.1666073,3a,37.5y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWm1FVrl2dD4RRKiTkMONQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Why is US 301's RIGHT LANE placecard blurred out?
Because I touch myself at night.
Tell us something we don't already know.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on May 04, 2018, 07:01:55 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7942335,-82.1666073,3a,37.5y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWm1FVrl2dD4RRKiTkMONQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Why is US 301's RIGHT LANE placecard blurred out?

For a real answer, it's because Google's auto-blurring algorithm thinks it is a license plate (most likely) or some other form of "sensitive" information that they blur out in their imagery.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on May 04, 2018, 02:10:35 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7942335,-82.1666073,3a,37.5y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWm1FVrl2dD4RRKiTkMONQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Why is US 301's RIGHT LANE placecard blurred out?

For a real answer, it's because Google's auto-blurring algorithm thinks it is a license plate (most likely) or some other form of "sensitive" information that they blur out in their imagery.

Yep.  All you have to do is scoot backward one step from the imagery linked to, and you'll see the directional banner blurred out instead.  Not at all crazy.  Almost ubiquitous.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on May 06, 2018, 03:03:25 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7942335,-82.1666073,3a,37.5y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWm1FVrl2dD4RRKiTkMONQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Why is US 301's RIGHT LANE placecard blurred out?
For a real answer, it's because Google's auto-blurring algorithm thinks it is a license plate (most likely) or some other form of "sensitive" information that they blur out in their imagery.
Yep.  All you have to do is scoot backward one step from the imagery linked to, and you'll see the directional banner blurred out instead.  Not at all crazy.  Almost ubiquitous.

It's so ubiquitous for innocent things like this that it can become really annoying. Street blades frequently suffer from this problem too.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on May 16, 2018, 08:02:07 PM
I went to street view here to try and grab a shield error, but Google caught much more. Let's just say that driver was going waaaaay over the 20 mph ramp advisory speed.

NY 8/10 in Deposit, NY (https://goo.gl/maps/xqKnhz16PUA2).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: index on May 17, 2018, 02:36:39 AM
GSV is a godsend for us. We look at it a lot, so we'll see a lot more weird stuff than the average person. Often times, when looking at old GSV imagery, you'll find moderately discolored imagery or black and white imagery. GSVs at night are becoming more common for some reason, despite the exposure making everything virtually invisible. That's ordinary, we can all see and find that and not try. But then there's this absolutely insane kind of stuff:


https://www.google.com/maps/@31.3247682,-89.3288079,3a,66.2y,91.45h,82.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-Ybb9cZFKTdeyoDXYzcUsQ!2e0!7i3328!8i1664


The whole camera is messed up. I've also found other really, really odd things on GSV. On one of them, a considerably large tree branch was stuck to the camera somehow, and on another, there were cracks all over the place, which means presumably the lens on one of the cameras cracked. I've seen severe thunderstorms and imagery that's been discolored to hell and back.


This thread is for that kind of stuff. Post anything here that you think would be meet the criteria for GSVs that are exceptionally weird.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: GenExpwy on May 17, 2018, 03:35:22 AM
A different angle of one that I posted a few weeks ago in the New York thread:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6908594,-73.5874455,3a,60y,111.01h,176.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sB_xjQ3hyeDnNRYSGeOhlfA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: abefroman329 on May 17, 2018, 09:29:53 AM
Removed - had nothing to do with GSV.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on May 17, 2018, 11:50:33 AM
Isn't this topic basically the same? (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=2648.0)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on May 17, 2018, 12:01:20 PM
Isn't this topic basically the same? (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=2648.0)

Yep.  We already have 14 pages of what the OP is looking for.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on May 17, 2018, 01:09:16 PM
A different angle of one that I posted a few weeks ago in the New York thread:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6908594,-73.5874455,3a,60y,111.01h,176.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sB_xjQ3hyeDnNRYSGeOhlfA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I got a little bit of motion sickness panning around there....
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: roadman65 on May 17, 2018, 01:21:08 PM
Yes this thread is redundant, but considering the OP is a user with just over 300 posts we cannot expect him to go through every post that this forum has.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: froggie on May 17, 2018, 01:25:57 PM
^ We're not expecting everyone to go through every thread.  But using the search function to check existing threads is NOT an unreasonable thing to ask.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on May 17, 2018, 02:01:17 PM
Plus the existing thread wasn't even off the first page.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 1 on May 17, 2018, 02:52:08 PM
I thought this thread was for camera errors, while the other thread was for unusual sights on the road; they were not the same thing.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: index on May 17, 2018, 03:32:03 PM
Please, you all. I get it, I screwed up on this one. This is the only time I've done it in quite a very long time. One person telling me there's already a thread is fine. But the entire population of the Earth tearing into me over it is pointless.


Even then, as 1 had stated, this thread could very well be used to discuss camera errors.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on May 17, 2018, 03:36:31 PM
I thought this thread was for camera errors, while the other thread was for unusual sights on the road; they were not the same thing.

this thread could very well be used to discuss camera errors.

I agree that unusual sightings belong only in the other thread.  However, any posts from this one could very well fit in the other thread.

So I suggest a merge.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: index on May 17, 2018, 07:40:59 PM
I thought this thread was for camera errors, while the other thread was for unusual sights on the road; they were not the same thing.

this thread could very well be used to discuss camera errors.

I agree that unusual sightings belong only in the other thread.  However, any posts from this one could very well fit in the other thread.

So I suggest a merge.


That's fair enough. At this point, I'm fine with anything as long as this individual thread ceases to exist because I look like an idiot now...
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on May 22, 2018, 09:01:18 AM
A user submitted photo that's on GSV on the closed portion of Chain of Craters Rd on the big Island of Hawaii. Spin the view around and you'll see more of this person! https://goo.gl/maps/PbK6biaUVau

Side note: I was here last in about 2006; the first time being in 2000.  The lava flow pictured above had flowed in this area between those two visits.  The 'road' shown in the image above must've been created after that, as I don't recall it being graded at the time.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on October 31, 2018, 01:54:07 PM
Just found this truck roll-over from July 2013.

I found because I had dropped the pegman a little bit to the north and wondered why a semi-trailer was driving on a bumpy dirt road next to the highway.

(https://i.imgur.com/j1Gk3nI.jpg)
https://goo.gl/maps/DUSESTkPyjN2 (https://goo.gl/maps/DUSESTkPyjN2)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on October 31, 2018, 09:21:24 PM
^Wow! Incredible, I have never seen thru interstate traffic use a dirt road like that, and not to mention the truck rollover! :-o
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on October 31, 2018, 10:13:35 PM
^Wow! Incredible, I have never seen thru interstate traffic use a dirt road like that, and not to mention the truck rollover! :-o

One winter a fatal crossover accident closed 295 North. Traffic was directed far into the grassy median, which was basically frozen and thus could easily handle the traffic without rutting.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on November 01, 2018, 11:37:32 AM
^Wow! Incredible, I have never seen thru interstate traffic use a dirt road like that, and not to mention the truck rollover! :-o

That's only an Interstate if your username is TheAlan360 (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.msg171521#msg171521) or FritzOwl (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19108.msg2184494#msg2184494).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on November 01, 2018, 01:43:53 PM
^Wow! Incredible, I have never seen thru interstate traffic use a dirt road like that, and not to mention the truck rollover! :-o
That's only an Interstate if your username is TheAlan360 (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.msg171521#msg171521) or FritzOwl (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19108.msg2184494#msg2184494).

Oops. I figured San Luis Potosi was the name of the town, or something. It looks very much like a typical Southwestern interstate until you pan up- or down-stream a ways.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on November 13, 2018, 08:19:58 AM
Not crazy, but one can figure the Google car, including the camera mast, is shorter than 11 ft 8 in because it fits below the Norfolk Southern/Gregson St overpass (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9991094,-78.9101499,3a,75y,128.5h,101.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf5Tw7cZModhbf7jZhDjesQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) :sombrero:.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on November 13, 2018, 03:13:41 PM
I post shit.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on November 13, 2018, 03:20:03 PM
I post shit.

FTFY.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Brandon on November 13, 2018, 03:20:41 PM
I post shit.

Thanks for the admission, SPUI.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Brandon on November 13, 2018, 03:24:40 PM
Not crazy, but one can figure the Google car, including the camera mast, is shorter than 11 ft 8 in because it fits below the Norfolk Southern/Gregson St overpass (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9991094,-78.9101499,3a,75y,128.5h,101.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf5Tw7cZModhbf7jZhDjesQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) :sombrero:.

One can also see the camera locations, here (https://goo.gl/maps/xALvohq1ZZL2) and here (https://goo.gl/maps/waW8yUczxkF2).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on November 13, 2018, 03:33:00 PM
Posteo mierda.

LCPT. (http://bfy.tw/KqRq)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: GaryV on January 15, 2019, 05:00:42 PM
I just noticed my house - the empty trash barrel is out front.  Must have been a Friday.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jp the roadgeek on January 15, 2019, 08:28:28 PM
I found me driving.  Had a feeling I might be in there when I saw the Google car drive across the intersection about 50 yards in front of me.  Sure enough, when I panned to the cross street when viewing the street it was on, there I am.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: GaryV on February 07, 2019, 05:00:05 PM
The viewing stand for the Woodward Dream Cruise (at 13 Mile Rd):

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5176818,-83.1857707,3a,75y,74.08h,77.22t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSVLoUptjoSuiz2KhIyu6Fw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on February 12, 2019, 04:39:04 AM
While searching for targets for my great American Street View trip (So far it will include the 11 foot 8 Bridge and I-366 with an speed limit of 85, and it may launch from Hamlin, Maine), I came across this (https://www.google.es/maps/@38.0303192,-78.4946391,3a,22.9y,209.52h,76.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCR8Vpu-Xv9sPh_j_JYHlWg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). Isn't that "JUST Married!" blocking the rear view? Although if both wing mirrors are present then that is a moot point.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on February 12, 2019, 01:04:35 PM
While searching for targets for my great American Street View trip (So far it will include the 11 foot 8 Bridge and I-366 with an speed limit of 85, and it may launch from Hamlin, Maine), I came across this (https://www.google.es/maps/@38.0303192,-78.4946391,3a,22.9y,209.52h,76.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCR8Vpu-Xv9sPh_j_JYHlWg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). Isn't that "JUST Married!" blocking the rear view? Although if both wing mirrors are present then that is a moot point.

This is a very, very common practice here in the USA.  Pretty much everybody who gets married ends up with decorations on their car like that.  It's usually something done by the groomsmen.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on February 13, 2019, 07:51:50 AM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Looks like it's the ferry to me.
Hmm. I took a closer look, and I see a crane on the thing too.

It still looks like it's underwater.



Right, that's the erasure. Look for cars on the roads—they look similarly underwater (or underasphalt).
I just found out what it really was by going a block north.

It's a sunken dock that you can see from Huron Street.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7324098,-73.9616035,3a,75y,264.68h,93.53t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sG9iqzxZkeu4_DuAOsxDatA!2e0!5s20150901T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

So, that problem is solved.

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on February 13, 2019, 02:57:01 PM
Recently, I did some NYC Ferry research with GSV, and west of the India Street Ferry Pier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I saw something sunk beneath the East River.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°43'54.0%22N+73°57'48.7%22W/@40.7316508,-73.9631579,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.731667!4d-73.963528?hl=en)

Was it a boat? A ship? A barge? An old Dock? Anything I should've been familiar with when I still lived in the Tri-State Area?

url fix --sso
Looks like it's the ferry to me.
Hmm. I took a closer look, and I see a crane on the thing too.

It still looks like it's underwater.



Right, that's the erasure. Look for cars on the roads—they look similarly underwater (or underasphalt).
I just found out what it really was by going a block north.

It's a sunken dock that you can see from Huron Street.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7324098,-73.9616035,3a,75y,264.68h,93.53t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sG9iqzxZkeu4_DuAOsxDatA!2e0!5s20150901T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

So, that problem is solved.



I think the URL being fixed is what solved it—that doesn't look to me like what I was originally looking at. (I can't find what that is at the moment, but I wouldn't have confused an erased ferry from the actual sunken structure we can now see.)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: english si on February 15, 2019, 04:32:57 PM
The Newtown bypass (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5003033,-3.3483564,3a,75y,109.95h,89.35t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipNwA9VTaK6tJwgZDop8rW3_kjTkuZyud56cv2c!2e10!3e11!7i5376!8i2688), which opened yesterday and isn't even on the map yet. Whole thing, and the surrounding/bypassed roads has streetview imagery done by an individual.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 15, 2019, 05:12:56 PM
The Newtown bypass (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5003033,-3.3483564,3a,75y,109.95h,89.35t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipNwA9VTaK6tJwgZDop8rW3_kjTkuZyud56cv2c!2e10!3e11!7i5376!8i2688), which opened yesterday and isn't even on the map yet. Whole thing, and the surrounding/bypassed roads has streetview imagery done by an individual.

I thought you meant the bypass of Newtown, PA.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ErmineNotyours on February 17, 2019, 07:48:31 PM
I'd like to believe this is a real bee, (https://goo.gl/maps/AqN1hkDQhLD2) but it may be Photoshopped in.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 07, 2019, 08:37:31 PM
I have found a mcblonads!

This Mcdonald's has black arches!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.599893,-121.8879794,3a,64.3y,200.26h,90.41t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1speNnzcW3GKmhhzTSBUee6A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DpeNnzcW3GKmhhzTSBUee6A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D144.59485%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 08, 2019, 01:15:55 PM
WOW!!!!  ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Takumi on March 08, 2019, 01:56:40 PM
It’s a McDowell’s, obviously.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 08, 2019, 03:43:25 PM
Well yeah, that was definitely my first thought.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 10, 2019, 10:27:20 PM
WOW!!!!  ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!!

If you're talking about the McDonalds when i went here they were serving garlic fries too!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 11, 2019, 03:00:55 PM
want some thing crazy i'll give you something crazy the number of abandoned gas stations in Ticumcari NM

abandoned shell

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1598354,-103.769722,3a,41y,229.57h,93.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0JE2gcegUzeBmEPqZ_8O_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

i don't know the name of the other abandoned gas stations.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717228,-103.7401586,3a,41.3y,130.01h,93.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sybKEuX4jYnSShzmKyuAQOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717228,-103.7401586,3a,41.3y,130.01h,93.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sybKEuX4jYnSShzmKyuAQOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717303,-103.7375282,3a,66.9y,145.45h,101.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swovXXAdO4bG2-xeiG0Hz_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717358,-103.7312469,3a,51.2y,243.84h,90.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTaxmz5wpJMD-APZT922xgA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717632,-103.7309023,3a,51.2y,74.39h,90.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ_YNHG7yKrgleT4zTPqf-w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717449,-103.7298189,3a,66.7y,153.29h,84.64t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sIVwW5ifV-bsr7Bxo-NXcBQ!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717463,-103.7257962,3a,24.2y,62.07h,90.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sUwGAv86PfUZi8SfclAOgYQ!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717445,-103.724318,3a,57.3y,341.18h,88.54t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1scEtbejklk1ku8noZUnXbag!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717401,-103.7224593,3a,51.1y,225.07h,93.52t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-bBojU-_01OHMiwvXH084g!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717349,-103.7217891,3a,24.8y,20.83h,90.2t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s17FMPE-_GFKeSjpuS89XSg!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

this was definitely an old shell

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717348,-103.7214644,3a,90y,144.71h,83.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szAG2x3pbxI-vHmwSK6t0Ag!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

now back to gas stations i don't what they were.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717235,-103.7177978,3a,55.1y,248.03h,83.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sshc1PPZZQleu8z-rhmsQMA!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717235,-103.7177978,3a,55.1y,57.6h,91.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sshc1PPZZQleu8z-rhmsQMA!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717116,-103.7170282,3a,24.8y,18.5h,90.49t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sehz_NuOsdvuEOqaxHWnnZg!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1718674,-103.712854,3a,51.2y,336.19h,84.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPZqlYm8GsOMz5H8gNkm9xQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

this one has the texaco logo on it but it has been restored to a texaco so no telling if it was originaly a texaco

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.171738,-103.7119706,3a,25.2y,22.01h,89.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2S2YD3grMskJ7C2zBGV9cQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

back to stations i don't what they are

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717425,-103.7110009,3a,41.6y,82.3h,85.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1saEMBUM92wKCsWPbx16N-RQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717564,-103.7082377,3a,75y,61.53h,89.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEyFz1bXoDRYWIEimdPPAhg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717649,-103.7060817,3a,53y,74.32h,93.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1semSNa_gNCuavluXZmsGzRw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717762,-103.7025799,3a,28.7y,289.69h,91.67t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFGAOiZSQ1MYM-B9bLW70Tw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFGAOiZSQ1MYM-B9bLW70Tw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D340.46115%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

yes each of these links is to a different abandoned gas station inT icumcariNM
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 89 on March 11, 2019, 03:22:01 PM
I have found a mcblonads!

This Mcdonald's has black arches!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.599893,-121.8879794,3a,64.3y,200.26h,90.41t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1speNnzcW3GKmhhzTSBUee6A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DpeNnzcW3GKmhhzTSBUee6A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D144.59485%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

I mean, this isn't an entirely new thing. The one in Sedona has turquoise arches (https://goo.gl/maps/WZH2LqncVkA2) -- and more interestingly, I'm fairly sure that was mandated by local law.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 11, 2019, 06:06:24 PM
want some thing crazy i'll give you something crazy the number of abandoned gas stations in Ticumcari NM

abandoned shell

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1598354,-103.769722,3a,41y,229.57h,93.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0JE2gcegUzeBmEPqZ_8O_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

i don't know the name of the other abandoned gas stations.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717228,-103.7401586,3a,41.3y,130.01h,93.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sybKEuX4jYnSShzmKyuAQOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717228,-103.7401586,3a,41.3y,130.01h,93.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sybKEuX4jYnSShzmKyuAQOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717303,-103.7375282,3a,66.9y,145.45h,101.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swovXXAdO4bG2-xeiG0Hz_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717358,-103.7312469,3a,51.2y,243.84h,90.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTaxmz5wpJMD-APZT922xgA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717632,-103.7309023,3a,51.2y,74.39h,90.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ_YNHG7yKrgleT4zTPqf-w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717449,-103.7298189,3a,66.7y,153.29h,84.64t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sIVwW5ifV-bsr7Bxo-NXcBQ!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717463,-103.7257962,3a,24.2y,62.07h,90.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sUwGAv86PfUZi8SfclAOgYQ!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717445,-103.724318,3a,57.3y,341.18h,88.54t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1scEtbejklk1ku8noZUnXbag!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717401,-103.7224593,3a,51.1y,225.07h,93.52t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-bBojU-_01OHMiwvXH084g!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717349,-103.7217891,3a,24.8y,20.83h,90.2t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s17FMPE-_GFKeSjpuS89XSg!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

this was definitely an old shell

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717348,-103.7214644,3a,90y,144.71h,83.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szAG2x3pbxI-vHmwSK6t0Ag!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

now back to gas stations i don't what they were.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717235,-103.7177978,3a,55.1y,248.03h,83.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sshc1PPZZQleu8z-rhmsQMA!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717235,-103.7177978,3a,55.1y,57.6h,91.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sshc1PPZZQleu8z-rhmsQMA!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717116,-103.7170282,3a,24.8y,18.5h,90.49t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sehz_NuOsdvuEOqaxHWnnZg!2e0!5s20151001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1718674,-103.712854,3a,51.2y,336.19h,84.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPZqlYm8GsOMz5H8gNkm9xQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

this one has the texaco logo on it but it has been restored to a texaco so no telling if it was originaly a texaco

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.171738,-103.7119706,3a,25.2y,22.01h,89.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2S2YD3grMskJ7C2zBGV9cQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

back to stations i don't what they are

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717425,-103.7110009,3a,41.6y,82.3h,85.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1saEMBUM92wKCsWPbx16N-RQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717564,-103.7082377,3a,75y,61.53h,89.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEyFz1bXoDRYWIEimdPPAhg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717649,-103.7060817,3a,53y,74.32h,93.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1semSNa_gNCuavluXZmsGzRw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1717762,-103.7025799,3a,28.7y,289.69h,91.67t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFGAOiZSQ1MYM-B9bLW70Tw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFGAOiZSQ1MYM-B9bLW70Tw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D340.46115%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

yes each of these links is to a different abandoned gas station inT icumcariNM

found another gas station that's been demolished but you can clearly tell it was a gas station!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.17093,-103.7425254,127a,35y,359.4h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

here's another i missed!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.17093,-103.7425254,127a,35y,359.4h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0


Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 12, 2019, 12:08:16 PM
wan't something crazy delano has an operating original 1950s jcpenny! the front says JcPenny co. and there is a green sign that has golden letters that says penny's!

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7724514,-119.2464532,3a,75y,35.68h,89.64t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sb_kSepoKBI_e1eAU6JGDfA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Db_kSepoKBI_e1eAU6JGDfA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D25.982552%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 12, 2019, 02:00:20 PM
... you can clearly tell it was a gas station!

here's another i missed!

... has an operating original 1950s jcpenny!

... golden letters that says penny's!

Be still, my freaking heart.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: US 89 on March 12, 2019, 02:13:28 PM

Can you please use the shortened URLs when posting a Google Street View, or include them as hyperlinks within other text, like this:

Code: [Select]
[url=url_goes_here]your text here[/url]
The full street view URLs are nearly unclickable because a horizontal scroll bar blocks the link when you move your mouse pointer over it.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 12, 2019, 04:46:11 PM
if you thought the sager wigwag getting a e-bell and two pairs of lights were sad. iv'e got even sadder news! both the cherry st. and  van ness ave wigwags in fresno had two pairs of 8-inch lights added to the mast of the wigwags!

cherry st.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.7243592,-119.7817501,3a,75y,12.3h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOYxjXn0lS-wb_rDJuDTFWA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DOYxjXn0lS-wb_rDJuDTFWA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D9.908973%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

van ness ave.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.7212775,-119.7790998,3a,49.2y,1.67h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOJ0aNuAEDdziIutkUqUkAQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

this is sad news!

Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 12, 2019, 04:47:19 PM
Van Ness ave#2 crossing used to have a wishbone gate but it was removed but when it did have it's wishbone gate google street view caught it in action!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.7256835,-119.7793963,3a,75y,297.23h,90.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sV25S_LbK56z1yhMvW4ApUQ!2e0!5s20080101T000000!7i3328!8i1664?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on March 12, 2019, 05:48:50 PM
None of this stuff is crazy.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 12, 2019, 10:11:40 PM
None of this stuff is crazy.

No kidding.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 12, 2019, 11:12:12 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.658133,-79.565675,3a,75y,133.79h,86.38t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sXt_AZy6Y-RPxZ7WhfBhlIg!2e0?hl=en

Man i hope the person who owned this van has auto insurance!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Takumi on March 13, 2019, 01:15:26 AM
None of this stuff is crazy.
The old JC Penney is fairly interesting, but yeah.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on March 13, 2019, 01:40:49 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.658133,-79.565675,3a,75y,133.79h,86.38t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sXt_AZy6Y-RPxZ7WhfBhlIg!2e0?hl=en

Man i hope the person who owned this van has auto insurance!

What the fuck are you talking about? I would think the Goog has insurance.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Brandon on March 13, 2019, 01:54:29 PM
None of this stuff is crazy.

If you think this is crazy, I just saved a google by switching to Geico.
/s
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 13, 2019, 02:32:49 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.658133,-79.565675,3a,75y,133.79h,86.38t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sXt_AZy6Y-RPxZ7WhfBhlIg!2e0?hl=en

Man i hope the person who owned this van has auto insurance!

What the fuck are you talking about? I would think the Goog has insurance.

Unless that's what has been blurred out, I don't even see a van in view.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 13, 2019, 07:59:56 PM
almost everyone has been in a car. and anybody who has been has at one point or another been stuck in traffic. however i dout many can say they were stuck in traffic due to a horse drawn carrige.

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5333144,-0.5434412,3a,28.7y,94.93h,87.51t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAdfm_RUd1L5MgUhMHZpNmA!2e0!5s20080801T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on March 13, 2019, 08:29:07 PM

Can you please use the shortened URLs when posting a Google Street View, or include them as hyperlinks within other text, like this:

Code: [Select]
[url=url_goes_here]your text here[/url]
The full street view URLs are nearly unclickable because a horizontal scroll bar blocks the link when you move your mouse pointer over it.

LOL at the last couple of pages of this thread.
I figured I might as well quote this for truth.  :D
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: danthecatrafficlightfan on March 14, 2019, 03:26:03 AM
nice google caught when my dad used his trailer as a makeshift fence after he crashed his boat into the old one.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.7788828,-119.6722734,3a,15y,313.05h,87.19t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sJ05sPUrams3lls4L92eoOQ!2e0!5s20150801T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 14, 2019, 01:42:26 PM
danthecatrafficlightfanc

Here is how to get the short address people are wanting:

(A)  In Street View...
 1.  Click on the stack of 3 dots in the upper-left corner.
 2.  Click on 'Share or embed image.'
 3.  Click on 'Copy link'.
 4.  Paste into your thread post.

(B)  On the regular map...
 1.  Click on the stack of 3 horizontal bars in the upper-left corner.
 2.  Click on 'Share or embed map'.
 3.  Click on 'Copy link'.
 4.  Paste into your thread post.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kurumi on March 15, 2019, 11:28:20 AM
Sept. 2008, before GSV perfected horizon leveling, NY 97 at NY 55 and PA 434, Barryville, NY: https://goo.gl/maps/KpNM2amXEP62
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 15, 2019, 01:46:22 PM
Sept. 2008, before GSV perfected horizon leveling, NY 97 at NY 55 and PA 434, Barryville, NY: https://goo.gl/maps/KpNM2amXEP62

I see that stuff all over GSV.  Not crazy at all.
Title: Re: Tame things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on March 15, 2019, 07:41:43 PM
I see that stuff all over GSV.  Not crazy at all.

Might as well update the thread title.
Title: Re: Tame things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on March 15, 2019, 07:50:13 PM
I see that stuff all over GSV.  Not crazy at all.
Might as well update the thread title.

Are you suggesting that quote should be the new title, or did you have something else in mind?  :D
Title: Re: Tame things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on March 15, 2019, 08:43:07 PM
I see that stuff all over GSV.  Not crazy at all.
Might as well update the thread title.
Are you suggesting that quote should be the new title, or did you have something else in mind?  :D

Check the title of your post. (or this post, or my previous post) :)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on March 17, 2019, 10:53:27 PM
I just saw a post (https://imgur.com/gallery/1qJXGyr) from someone on Imgur of a guy falling backwards off a set of stairs in Hoboken, NJ.

Here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7464973,-74.0319483,3a,37.8y,115.66h,87.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srFnbhJH3f5lIQnMnwW713Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) the guy starting to fall, and here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7464074,-74.0319765,3a,21.4y,58.27h,83.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0NG3qLYMAZP0tms84A0JKg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) the guy at the bottom of the stairs.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 25, 2019, 04:09:54 PM
I knew the pro-independence thing in Catalonia was crazy, but not to the point of filling the streets of a whole village with painted yellow ribbons (https://www.google.es/maps/@41.8486984,2.3904868,3a,75y,116.52h,80.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st5L_1L6kRccq9dCkY7sO2Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192). Notice also that sign showing the distances (in km) to several prisons around Madrid. I won't go further, as I would get banned (too political).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 25, 2019, 04:11:20 PM
I knew the pro-independence thing in Catalonia was crazy, but not to the point of filling the streets of a whole village with painted yellow ribbons. (https://www.google.es/maps/@41.8486984,2.3904868,3a,75y,116.52h,80.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st5L_1L6kRccq9dCkY7sO2Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) I won't go further, as I would get banned.

Tree in the central island!!!  Crash-prone roundabout!!!  Death and destruction!!!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 1 on March 25, 2019, 04:13:14 PM
I won't go further, as I would get banned (too political).

Most of us don't have a strong opinion either way, as it's not that relevant to the US (or Canada, for Canadian members here), and it's not nearly as publicized as Brexit around here.  I don't think it would be much of a problem.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: jeffandnicole on March 27, 2019, 01:47:38 PM
msn.com's content is sometimes suspect, and generally filled with some clickbait thrown in.

On one of today's stories, it talks about what someone found in Google StreetView. 

And the story is about...

...someone's dog on their front lawn.

Seriously.

Oh, the head of the dog is blurred.  And there's a whole portion of the story about that.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/woman-checks-her-house-on-google-street-view-and-sees-something-hilarious/ar-BBVgzuD?ocid=ientp
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 27, 2019, 02:01:29 PM
1.  This sounds like something straight out of a small-town newspaper, not a national news site.  And a good time was had by all!

2.  What's really crazy, though, is the existence of an oviparous dog.

Quote
“He absolutely loves laying out in the grass..."
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on March 27, 2019, 04:34:43 PM
I just saw a post (https://imgur.com/gallery/1qJXGyr) from someone on Imgur of a guy falling backwards off a set of stairs in Hoboken, NJ.

Here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7464973,-74.0319483,3a,37.8y,115.66h,87.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srFnbhJH3f5lIQnMnwW713Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) the guy starting to fall, and here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7464074,-74.0319765,3a,21.4y,58.27h,83.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0NG3qLYMAZP0tms84A0JKg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) the guy at the bottom of the stairs.

To put a damper on everyone's fun, here's the follow up to this scene. (http://newjersey.news12.com/story/40181692/when-mocking-goes-viral-falling-man-of-hoboken-is-a-cautionary-tale) (It's News12 so it might be blocked if you don't have a cable login)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on March 27, 2019, 04:37:31 PM

I just saw a post (https://imgur.com/gallery/1qJXGyr) from someone on Imgur of a guy falling backwards off a set of stairs in Hoboken, NJ.

Here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7464973,-74.0319483,3a,37.8y,115.66h,87.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srFnbhJH3f5lIQnMnwW713Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) the guy starting to fall, and here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7464074,-74.0319765,3a,21.4y,58.27h,83.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0NG3qLYMAZP0tms84A0JKg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) the guy at the bottom of the stairs.

To put a damper on everyone's fun, here's the follow up to this scene. (http://newjersey.news12.com/story/40181692/when-mocking-goes-viral-falling-man-of-hoboken-is-a-cautionary-tale) (It's News12 so it might be blocked if you don't have a cable login)

Thanks for posting that!  It didn't put a damper on my fun, but rather I enjoyed reading a little bit about his life and that he mattered to people.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on March 28, 2019, 09:55:28 AM
Start here (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8900174,-76.8445705,3a,75y,145.17h,107.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPUTnZESi428QQ2TTVWLffQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e1) and pop over to the other side of the road.

Gives one just a sliver of hope for a Baltimore-Rochester I-83 someday! :-D :-P
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: catch22 on April 10, 2019, 07:26:45 PM
I bet this was an interesting phone call:

https://goo.gl/maps/vTwzVNQwrLR2
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: davewiecking on April 10, 2019, 09:03:55 PM
I bet this was an interesting phone call:

https://goo.gl/maps/vTwzVNQwrLR2
If you go back under the bridge and up Gabouri (not Main) a click, you can see the peeled truck off in the distance. Bridge batted it off with barely a scratch!
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on April 11, 2019, 02:28:06 PM
I bet this was an interesting phone call:
https://goo.gl/maps/vTwzVNQwrLR2


I worked for a delivery company where a driver tore off a drive-through awning, but the damage wasn't on the truck.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 25, 2019, 08:26:00 AM
Drive west on FL 100 in Bunnell before you reach the overlap with US 1, and Google Maps points you to THE SKY!!!

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4665436,-81.2569365,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBdTtiQfzNscYBHtcdMNBKw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4665436,-81.2569365,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBdTtiQfzNscYBHtcdMNBKw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en)

Did one of the Google Cars get into some kind of accident that wasn't reported, or something like that?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kevinb1994 on June 25, 2019, 02:41:56 PM
Drive west on FL 100 in Bunnell before you reach the overlap with US 1, and Google Maps points you to THE SKY!!!

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4665436,-81.2569365,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBdTtiQfzNscYBHtcdMNBKw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4665436,-81.2569365,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBdTtiQfzNscYBHtcdMNBKw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en)

Did one of the Google Cars get into some kind of accident that wasn't reported, or something like that?
I’ve seen that on more than one occasion.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: formulanone on July 03, 2019, 06:47:11 AM
I suppose the Google StreetView car clipped a low branch in West Palm Beach, carrying some foliage along Tuxedo Avenue: Link (https://www.google.com/maps/@26.6900157,-80.0716609,3a,90y,181.22h,62.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUFTAqJmc-06KlXWwoYFiqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kevinb1994 on July 03, 2019, 07:32:41 AM
I suppose the Google StreetView car clipped a low branch in West Palm Beach, carrying some foliage along Tuxedo Avenue: Link (https://www.google.com/maps/@26.6900157,-80.0716609,3a,90y,181.22h,62.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUFTAqJmc-06KlXWwoYFiqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
I didn’t know that a Tuxedo Avenue existed there.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: NE2 on July 03, 2019, 06:38:22 PM
I suppose the Google StreetView car clipped a low branch in West Palm Beach, carrying some foliage along Tuxedo Avenue: Link (https://www.google.com/maps/@26.6900157,-80.0716609,3a,90y,181.22h,62.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUFTAqJmc-06KlXWwoYFiqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
I didn’t know that a Tuxedo Avenue existed there.
I didn't know that you should fuck off. Wait...I did.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: cl94 on July 03, 2019, 06:43:58 PM
I suppose the Google StreetView car clipped a low branch in West Palm Beach, carrying some foliage along Tuxedo Avenue: Link (https://www.google.com/maps/@26.6900157,-80.0716609,3a,90y,181.22h,62.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUFTAqJmc-06KlXWwoYFiqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
I didn’t know that a Tuxedo Avenue existed there.
I didn't know that you should fuck off. Wait...I did.

 :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :popcorn:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Verlanka on July 04, 2019, 05:18:05 AM
I suppose the Google StreetView car clipped a low branch in West Palm Beach, carrying some foliage along Tuxedo Avenue: Link (https://www.google.com/maps/@26.6900157,-80.0716609,3a,90y,181.22h,62.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUFTAqJmc-06KlXWwoYFiqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
I've seen that happen before.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: kphoger on July 12, 2019, 02:29:49 PM

I didn't know that you should fuck off. Wait...I did.

 :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :popcorn:

I've seen that happen before.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Michael on July 19, 2019, 09:11:00 PM
Here's (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6368991,-73.7838113,3a,49.4y,311.33h,78.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAAZL0y93iIgWL9jq07pwBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) a box truck that had its rear door replaced with doors for a house.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: 1 on August 26, 2019, 10:55:03 AM
https://goo.gl/maps/o4xwxASQFV6f4qfc6 (https://goo.gl/maps/o4xwxASQFV6f4qfc6)

Unintentional photoshop by Google Street View: "SOW CHILDREN". What's amazing is not what the message says but that it happened entirely accidentally. It even has reasonable kerning.

(I'm pretty sure this is Google, not the sign itself.)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 26, 2019, 03:11:27 PM
Not crazy, but one can figure the Google car, including the camera mast, is shorter than 11 ft 8 in because it fits below the Norfolk Southern/Gregson St overpass (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9991094,-78.9101499,3a,75y,128.5h,101.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf5Tw7cZModhbf7jZhDjesQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) :sombrero:.

We can further constraint the size of the Google car. In addition to the above, we can figure the Google Car is (barely) narrower than 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) because it managed to squeeze through the "Physically impossible entry" street (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796014,-3.5925476,3a,75y,238.5h,65.27t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s0BQxwHoPsdvyHw8e9dGexw!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656) in Granada, Spain (unless they have done that with the Trike, in which case the previous statement is null and void).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on August 28, 2019, 09:40:57 PM
Not crazy, but one can figure the Google car, including the camera mast, is shorter than 11 ft 8 in because it fits below the Norfolk Southern/Gregson St overpass (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9991094,-78.9101499,3a,75y,128.5h,101.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf5Tw7cZModhbf7jZhDjesQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) :sombrero:.

We can further constraint the size of the Google car. In addition to the above, we can figure the Google Car is (barely) narrower than 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) because it managed to squeeze through the "Physically impossible entry" street (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796014,-3.5925476,3a,75y,238.5h,65.27t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s0BQxwHoPsdvyHw8e9dGexw!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656) in Granada, Spain (unless they have done that with the Trike, in which case the previous statement is null and void).

As of this past Saturday, I can confirm the Streetview car, at least the one driving around western Monmouth County, NJ, is just a tealish CR-V. It passed by me whilst I was out on my bike twice (once on Millstone Road south of 33 and again on 527 near Millhurst).
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ErmineNotyours on August 29, 2019, 11:37:31 PM
Not crazy, but one can figure the Google car, including the camera mast, is shorter than 11 ft 8 in because it fits below the Norfolk Southern/Gregson St overpass (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9991094,-78.9101499,3a,75y,128.5h,101.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf5Tw7cZModhbf7jZhDjesQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) :sombrero:.

We can further constraint the size of the Google car. In addition to the above, we can figure the Google Car is (barely) narrower than 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) because it managed to squeeze through the "Physically impossible entry" street (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796014,-3.5925476,3a,75y,238.5h,65.27t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s0BQxwHoPsdvyHw8e9dGexw!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656) in Granada, Spain (unless they have done that with the Trike, in which case the previous statement is null and void).

As of this past Saturday, I can confirm the Streetview car, at least the one driving around western Monmouth County, NJ, is just a tealish CR-V. It passed by me whilst I was out on my bike twice (once on Millstone Road south of 33 and again on 527 near Millhurst).

I kept seeing the Apple Maps car driving around the neighborhood for several days in a row a few weeks ago.  Shame I can't see the images.  :confused:
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KEVIN_224 on September 10, 2019, 06:55:04 PM
I saw this in Havertown, PA. Immediately over the city line from Philadelphia. It looks like somebody's house was fuzzed out for whatever reason:

https://goo.gl/maps/oUhke1SMfkj6Xncx7
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on September 11, 2019, 09:27:19 AM
If you're one of those crazy privacy types, you can request that Google blur out your house.

Here's one I knew of (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6146119,-93.8914052,3a,75y,258.25h,77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svO0Yf1luz9uypmhbXBA-6g!2e0!5s20110801T000000!7i13312!8i6656), although that house has since been torn down.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Mr. Matté on September 12, 2019, 12:24:26 PM
If you're one of those crazy privacy types, you can request that Google blur out your house.

Here's one I knew of (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6146119,-93.8914052,3a,75y,258.25h,77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svO0Yf1luz9uypmhbXBA-6g!2e0!5s20110801T000000!7i13312!8i6656), although that house has since been torn down.

Oddly enough, if you go to the far side of US 6 there, it's not blurred. Should the GSV drive by again, do they just blur out the rubble?

(EDIT: Nevermind, they didn't (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6149927,-93.8916639,3a,75y,200.06h,71.76t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8M7Daapc18C07pD6zPZQPA!2e0!5s20180601T000000!7i13312!8i6656))
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: ErmineNotyours on September 12, 2019, 11:19:01 PM
I saw this in Havertown, PA. Immediately over the city line from Philadelphia. It looks like somebody's house was fuzzed out for whatever reason:

https://goo.gl/maps/oUhke1SMfkj6Xncx7

Happens more often in Europe where images of buildings can be copyrighted.  For some reason, The Berlin Wall Museum (https://goo.gl/maps/ddqJLyRTQRH8g4737) by Checkpoint Charlie is fuzzed out in some views, but not others.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on September 13, 2019, 08:28:08 AM
If you're one of those crazy privacy types, you can request that Google blur out your house.

Here's one I knew of (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6146119,-93.8914052,3a,75y,258.25h,77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svO0Yf1luz9uypmhbXBA-6g!2e0!5s20110801T000000!7i13312!8i6656), although that house has since been torn down.

It may have been blurred because it has been demolished. Google also routinely blurs houses of well known people and crime scenes, for example this one (https://www.google.es/maps/@50.7120536,4.3847033,3a,75y,19.24h,90.13t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sSpVD0dapWJSmT0yfierknQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DSpVD0dapWJSmT0yfierknQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D39.448822%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100).

I actually have one photo of a house that is censored in Google Maps. I won't say which one nor show that pic due to privacy and/or security concerns.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: MNHighwayMan on September 13, 2019, 02:52:19 PM
If you're one of those crazy privacy types, you can request that Google blur out your house.

Here's one I knew of (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6146119,-93.8914052,3a,75y,258.25h,77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svO0Yf1luz9uypmhbXBA-6g!2e0!5s20110801T000000!7i13312!8i6656), although that house has since been torn down.
It may have been blurred because it has been demolished. Google also routinely blurs houses of well known people and crime scenes, for example this one (https://www.google.es/maps/@50.7120536,4.3847033,3a,75y,19.24h,90.13t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sSpVD0dapWJSmT0yfierknQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DSpVD0dapWJSmT0yfierknQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D39.448822%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100).

Unlikely, since the house was removed to turn the lot and adjacent property into a car dealership, and it was blurred before that even happened.

Also, no one of any import is going to live in Waukee, Iowa. :-D
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: Scott5114 on September 13, 2019, 06:50:43 PM
Ironically, since so few houses are blurred like this, doing so draws more attention to them. What do they have to hide? After all, we wouldn't be discussing that house in Iowa if they hadn't blurred it, it'd be just another house in Iowa.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on September 14, 2019, 03:29:47 AM
Obviously you haven't seen Belgium. The inaugural stage of this year's Tour de France holds the record of most censored houses I've seen on a single cycling stage: I counted more than 50 in 121 miles. By contrast, I counted a grand total of about 10 blurred houses on the entire Vuelta a Espańa.

Then I know the case of a house somewhere in Catalonia, which is censored in earlier photos (https://www.google.es/maps/@41.4452427,1.246079,3a,75y,238.97h,83.06t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s4RDRcaeceT-6FsnJKH-eAQ!2e0!5s20170701T000000!7i13312!8i6656), but not in later (https://www.google.es/maps/@41.4452699,1.2458739,3a,75y,170.17h,86.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sxaK9nhQ7reQ3T0gYrDgPzw!2e0!5s20170701T000000!7i13312!8i6656). Maybe the house changed hands and the new owners asked Mr. Google to stop blurring it.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: DAL764 on September 15, 2019, 08:35:26 AM
You'll find a sh!tload of blurred houses in Germany as well, because we are so concerned about privacy (unless it's CCTV, selfies from every room in our house, etc), which is also why StreetView is limited to only a few metropolitan areas with imagery that is almost a decade old.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: KEVIN_224 on September 15, 2019, 11:09:58 AM
Odd! It's just that the one I came across in Havertown, PA (just over the city line from Philadelphia) was the first time I had ever seen the blurring.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on September 16, 2019, 03:59:51 AM
You'll find a sh!tload of blurred houses in Germany as well, because we are so concerned about privacy (unless it's CCTV, selfies from every room in our house, etc), which is also why StreetView is limited to only a few metropolitan areas with imagery that is almost a decade old.

Also the reason Mr. Google decided not to take Street View images in Germany anymore. There's nothing beyond the initial rollout.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on September 16, 2019, 08:08:08 AM
Serious question: how do all these people prevent their houses from being looked at in real life?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on September 16, 2019, 12:25:29 PM
Serious question: how do all these people prevent their houses from being looked at in real life?

The internet has an exponentially bigger potential audience, and it's a lot easier to "look at houses", if that interests you, without arousing suspicion. The argument could be made that, if you get your house blurred on Google, then people are curious, and if they live nearby maybe they'll drive by to see what's up. But that might be 5 or 10 people that have now seen your house. Doesn't even touch the billions that could see it online if they wanted to.

So if your objective is maintaining your privacy and reducing the overall number of people viewing your home and property, it's a guaranteed win. I don't think anybody with that attitude cares that much about their own neighbors seeing them - more just random people snooping from thousands of miles away - but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: vdeane on September 16, 2019, 01:34:20 PM
I suppose the other question would be: who cares if some random person online can see what the road-facing side of your house looks like?  Especially if they have no idea of who you are and/or that you live in that house?
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on September 16, 2019, 07:52:20 PM
Serious question: how do all these people prevent their houses from being looked at in real life?

The internet has an exponentially bigger potential audience, and it's a lot easier to "look at houses", if that interests you, without arousing suspicion. The argument could be made that, if you get your house blurred on Google, then people are curious, and if they live nearby maybe they'll drive by to see what's up. But that might be 5 or 10 people that have now seen your house. Doesn't even touch the billions that could see it online if they wanted to.

But those billions don't want to—only a very view persons will be interested, if any (assuming they even realize what there is to be interested in). On the other hand, the many fewer people who can see the house in person, for the most part, can see it any time the want—once, or even several times, per day.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on September 18, 2019, 12:15:57 PM
I suppose the other question would be: who cares if some random person online can see what the road-facing side of your house looks like?  Especially if they have no idea of who you are and/or that you live in that house?

I suspect in many cases it's the other way around.
That is, they're not worried about you happening to see their house, being curious with what you see, and trying to find out who they are. They're worried about you already knowing information about them (and/or their home/property), possibly from an online presence, from run-ins with the law, from their license plate, etc, and using that to try to track down where they live.


But those billions don't want to—only a very view persons will be interested, if any (assuming they even realize what there is to be interested in). On the other hand, the many fewer people who can see the house in person, for the most part, can see it any time the want—once, or even several times, per day.

Adding to the above point: you're likely to feel safe in your own neighborhood, having shared knowledge about the people who live there and being fairly aware of what is and isn't suspicious relative to normal. Online, though, there's a lot more unknowns. You don't know who's looking at what, when they're doing it, and with what motive. Sure, it's usually benign, but you have no way of knowing, tracking, or controlling it if it isn't.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on September 19, 2019, 09:55:22 PM
But those billions don't want to—only a very view persons will be interested, if any (assuming they even realize what there is to be interested in). On the other hand, the many fewer people who can see the house in person, for the most part, can see it any time the want—once, or even several times, per day.

Adding to the above point: you're likely to feel safe in your own neighborhood, having shared knowledge about the people who live there and being fairly aware of what is and isn't suspicious relative to normal. Online, though, there's a lot more unknowns. You don't know who's looking at what, when they're doing it, and with what motive. Sure, it's usually benign, but you have no way of knowing, tracking, or controlling it if it isn't.

So those two points don't go together well. But regardless, the question is just what do these people do to prevent their house from being looked at in real life? I'm not really looking at how safe people feel, because that's something that's probably statistically measurable, independent of feelings.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: webny99 on September 20, 2019, 12:33:05 PM
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But those billions don't want to—only a very view persons will be interested, if any (assuming they even realize what there is to be interested in). On the other hand, the many fewer people who can see the house in person, for the most part, can see it any time the want—once, or even several times, per day.
Adding to the above point: you're likely to feel safe in your own neighborhood, having shared knowledge about the people who live there and being fairly aware of what is and isn't suspicious relative to normal. Online, though, there's a lot more unknowns. You don't know who's looking at what, when they're doing it, and with what motive. Sure, it's usually benign, but you have no way of knowing, tracking, or controlling it if it isn't.
So those two points don't go together well. But regardless, the question is just what do these people do to prevent their house from being looked at in real life? I'm not really looking at how safe people feel, because that's something that's probably statistically measurable, independent of feelings.

Fixed quote for you.
I think the answer is, they don't try to stop people from looking at it in real life, because they're probably an internet rando that doesn't care about real life as much as whatever's going on in the far and/or extreme corners of the internet. I could be wrong, though.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: empirestate on September 20, 2019, 11:06:45 PM
I think the answer is, they don't try to stop people from looking at it in real life, because they're probably an internet rando that doesn't care about real life as much as whatever's going on in the far and/or extreme corners of the internet. I could be wrong, though.

Well, that can't be*. There's no way somebody would go to such lengths to prevent their house being seen by evildoers who are a great physical distance removed, but not by evildoers who are literally standing right next to it.

*(It might be, but it can't be.)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: planxtymcgillicuddy on September 21, 2019, 04:46:23 PM
Psychedelic GSV in rural southeast Alabama (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2830581,-85.1678047,3a,75y,206.2h,71.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svxKyCK2zyO4BRe0PgwqJCg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664)
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: DAL764 on September 22, 2019, 07:15:44 AM
Psychedelic GSV in rural southeast Alabama (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2830581,-85.1678047,3a,75y,206.2h,71.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svxKyCK2zyO4BRe0PgwqJCg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664)

So that's where D12 did the outside shots for their 'Purple Hills' music video.
Title: Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
Post by: tchafe1978 on September 23, 2019, 08:16:23 PM
Psychedelic GSV in rural southeast Alabama (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2830581,-85.1678047,3a,75y,206.2h,71.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svxKyCK2zyO4BRe0PgwqJCg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664)