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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1100 on: May 14, 2022, 09:58:13 PM »

- Tossed cars

And a woman talking agitatedly on the phone, no doubt to her insurance company.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1103 on: May 19, 2022, 09:24:25 AM »

This doesn't refer to the imagery itself, but rather to the overall Street View interface. Anyway, there's a box at the top left that normally shows the street name and address closest to where the picture is, along with the city and state it's in. One thing I've noticed lately is that in some locations, this info is missing from the Street View interface - rather, it's just the word "Google". Has anyone else seen this?

By the way, I've reported the problem on Google Issue Tracker, but so far, no one has responded. What, if anything, can or should I do about this? As someone who loves to look around on Street View, this really bothers me. When might it be fixed?
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1104 on: May 19, 2022, 09:54:57 AM »

Has anyone else seen this?

Yes.  See here.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1105 on: May 21, 2022, 03:00:11 PM »

Photosphere inside TD Garden. No, not the floating person. Look at the clocks. How much time is left in the period? Two different times are visible at that FOV, but pan around and you'll see at least five, all different. (And no, I'm not confusing the time of day with the game timer. I can tell the difference.)
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1106 on: May 21, 2022, 04:17:32 PM »

Photosphere inside TD Garden. No, not the floating person. Look at the clocks. How much time is left in the period? Two different times are visible at that FOV, but pan around and you'll see at least five, all different. (And no, I'm not confusing the time of day with the game timer. I can tell the difference.)
https://goo.gl/maps/5W7n5XDYESMZNUWdA

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1107 on: May 21, 2022, 06:07:51 PM »

Photosphere inside TD Garden. No, not the floating person. Look at the clocks. How much time is left in the period? Two different times are visible at that FOV, but pan around and you'll see at least five, all different. (And no, I'm not confusing the time of day with the game timer. I can tell the difference.)
https://goo.gl/maps/5W7n5XDYESMZNUWdA

This, of course, is just an artifact of how the photosphere is constructed—it's just a bunch of photos taken from a single point with a normal camera, oriented in such a way that a full 360° view of the place is captured. Then all of the photos are edited together to form a single, somewhat seamless image. Since a normal camera cannot take multiple pictures at the same time, all of the pictures are taken one after the other. Normally, this is not readily apparent, but since there was a timer prominently displayed in multiple areas within view of each other, it became obvious that the photos were captured some time apart.

(This sort of thing would be less obvious with a true Google Street View camera, which has multiple lenses pointing in multiple directions so all of the imagery needed can be captured simultaneously. Photospheres usually do not use such a camera.)

By the way, I've reported the problem on Google Issue Tracker, but so far, no one has responded. What, if anything, can or should I do about this?

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As someone who loves to look around on Street View, this really bothers me. When might it be fixed?

Whenever Google feels like spending the money to fix it.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1108 on: May 24, 2022, 06:17:06 AM »

Come to the light!  Come to the light!
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1109 on: May 24, 2022, 07:15:50 AM »

Photosphere inside TD Garden. No, not the floating person. Look at the clocks. How much time is left in the period? Two different times are visible at that FOV, but pan around and you'll see at least five, all different. (And no, I'm not confusing the time of day with the game timer. I can tell the difference.)
https://goo.gl/maps/5W7n5XDYESMZNUWdA

This, of course, is just an artifact of how the photosphere is constructed—it's just a bunch of photos taken from a single point with a normal camera, oriented in such a way that a full 360° view of the place is captured. Then all of the photos are edited together to form a single, somewhat seamless image. Since a normal camera cannot take multiple pictures at the same time, all of the pictures are taken one after the other. Normally, this is not readily apparent, but since there was a timer prominently displayed in multiple areas within view of each other, it became obvious that the photos were captured some time apart.

(This sort of thing would be less obvious with a true Google Street View camera, which has multiple lenses pointing in multiple directions so all of the imagery needed can be captured simultaneously. Photospheres usually do not use such a camera.)

By the way, I've reported the problem on Google Issue Tracker, but so far, no one has responded. What, if anything, can or should I do about this?

Buy Google stock so that your opinion is legally required to matter to them.

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As someone who loves to look around on Street View, this really bothers me. When might it be fixed?

Whenever  :sombrero:Google feels
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I bet if they tried to capture it on purpose, it would never come like this as Hollywood spends thousands to achieve such an effect.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1110 on: May 27, 2022, 04:59:05 PM »

Not the craziest or even that unusual, just I personally never happen to catch passing trains when looking at street view. 
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1111 on: June 14, 2022, 01:53:02 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/WNGEZWGCyxab9Amx6
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1112 on: June 15, 2022, 10:31:31 PM »

Photosphere inside TD Garden. No, not the floating person. Look at the clocks. How much time is left in the period? Two different times are visible at that FOV, but pan around and you'll see at least five, all different. (And no, I'm not confusing the time of day with the game timer. I can tell the difference.)
https://goo.gl/maps/5W7n5XDYESMZNUWdA

This, of course, is just an artifact of how the photosphere is constructed—it's just a bunch of photos taken from a single point with a normal camera, oriented in such a way that a full 360° view of the place is captured. Then all of the photos are edited together to form a single, somewhat seamless image. Since a normal camera cannot take multiple pictures at the same time, all of the pictures are taken one after the other. Normally, this is not readily apparent, but since there was a timer prominently displayed in multiple areas within view of each other, it became obvious that the photos were captured some time apart.

(This sort of thing would be less obvious with a true Google Street View camera, which has multiple lenses pointing in multiple directions so all of the imagery needed can be captured simultaneously. Photospheres usually do not use such a camera.)

By the way, I've reported the problem on Google Issue Tracker, but so far, no one has responded. What, if anything, can or should I do about this?

Buy Google stock so that your opinion is legally required to matter to them.

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As someone who loves to look around on Street View, this really bothers me. When might it be fixed?

Whenever Google feels like spending the money to fix it.

I checked in the affected areas. It has been fixed!
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1113 on: June 27, 2022, 08:51:09 AM »

Here's one of the most incredible stitching errors I've ever seen: https://goo.gl/maps/Lji4B5uJ9jUdht2K8

I did a double and triple take before fully comprehending the error. Look at how realistic the duplicate CT 165 shield is, and note the "ghost" of the CT 138 shield just above it.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1114 on: June 27, 2022, 12:37:09 PM »

Here's one of the most incredible stitching errors I've ever seen: https://goo.gl/maps/Lji4B5uJ9jUdht2K8

I did a double and triple take before fully comprehending the error. Look at how realistic the duplicate CT 165 shield is, and note the "ghost" of the CT 138 shield just above it.

Yeah that is very seamless (especially since the trees above look fine).



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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1115 on: July 04, 2022, 07:11:26 AM »

Here's one of the most incredible stitching errors I've ever seen: https://goo.gl/maps/Lji4B5uJ9jUdht2K8

I did a double and triple take before fully comprehending the error. Look at how realistic the duplicate CT 165 shield is, and note the "ghost" of the CT 138 shield just above it.

Go back to the October 2018 image to see what should be pictured.  July 2019 made a similar error.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1121 on: July 23, 2022, 05:32:03 PM »


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.590775,-72.30965,3a,90.0y,204.83508h,21.548775t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sRVpSMPDDn86YzBvUAggw0A!2e0
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It's not Streetview, but there's this:



Story about it:

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/09/17/b-2-bomber-crashes-in-missouri-after-in-flight-malfunction-none-injured/

I wonder if you can view its flight via Flightaware.

Reminds me of the tractor-trailer rollover on the ramp from US 1 to I-95 NB in Peabody, Mass that the overhead view managed to catch.  (This was the August 2019 rollover; there have been plenty there.)
https://goo.gl/maps/Ggd4PiKt8UyanPEK9

There are tons of weird stitching errors though not as amazing as the Connecticut signs one above; I only happened to notice this one once at first thanks to what appeared to be odd guardrail post spacing.
https://goo.gl/maps/oD1nGTEeWAypmnZr9



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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1123 on: August 02, 2022, 05:42:35 PM »

Legendary.
https://goo.gl/maps/H7eeZUuyTpmJLWih7

It is Mexico, though. You can't blame them for trying.

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1124 on: August 02, 2022, 05:54:02 PM »

Legendary.
https://goo.gl/maps/H7eeZUuyTpmJLWih7

It is Mexico, though. You can't blame them for trying.

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