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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #600 on: July 19, 2020, 02:00:18 PM »

I remember seeing both Russian (or another cyrillic script language) and Japanese while going around Spain. Example
Now its in Japanese!
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #601 on: July 24, 2020, 02:28:43 PM »

Has anyone spent time looking at GSV in Nigeria?  I can't find a single location at which the Google car wasn't being tailed by an escort vehicle容ither a police truck or a civilian-looking SUV容ven on city streets.

Well, technically, I did find a really rough/bumpy stretch of residential street, but the other streets in the neighborhood showed the escort vehicle, so perhaps they just decided that one block was too rough for the escort vehicle.


Edited to add:  Similar situation in Kenya, apparently.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #602 on: July 27, 2020, 10:04:20 PM »

Has anyone spent time looking at GSV in Nigeria?  I can't find a single location at which the Google car wasn't being tailed by an escort vehicle容ither a police truck or a civilian-looking SUV容ven on city streets.

I hadn't... but you got me feeling inspired. No escort here or here, but I see what you're talking about for the most part, though.

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #603 on: July 28, 2020, 01:52:27 PM »


Has anyone spent time looking at GSV in Nigeria?  I can't find a single location at which the Google car wasn't being tailed by an escort vehicle容ither a police truck or a civilian-looking SUV容ven on city streets.

I hadn't... but you got me feeling inspired. No escort here or here, but I see what you're talking about for the most part, though.

Try again, bud.  Police escort in both cases.



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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #604 on: July 28, 2020, 08:28:02 PM »


Has anyone spent time looking at GSV in Nigeria?  I can't find a single location at which the Google car wasn't being tailed by an escort vehicle容ither a police truck or a civilian-looking SUV容ven on city streets.

I hadn't... but you got me feeling inspired. No escort here or here, but I see what you're talking about for the most part, though.

Try again, bud.  Police escort in both cases.

Not close enough to be considered an escort IMO.
Anything could happen with that much distance between them (in both cases), to the point where I question if it's really serving any purpose at all.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #605 on: July 29, 2020, 01:07:41 PM »

Not close enough to be considered an escort IMO.

Christ, they don't have to ride their bumper for it to be an escort. Point is, it's always the same Toyota Hilux with the same lightbar. And it is very interesting; I've not seen another country with GSV have some form of escort service (not that kind).
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #606 on: July 29, 2020, 01:23:13 PM »

There's actually two different cars. The other is a black Toyota 4-Runner.

I'm not going to argue extensively about whether or not it is, indeed, an escort, but it is quite far away in many cases. The street view car could easily make a few turns and accidentally lose them.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #607 on: July 29, 2020, 01:24:57 PM »

The street view car could easily make a few turns and accidentally lose them.

And I'm sure they'd be punished for doing so! :-D
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #608 on: July 31, 2020, 02:26:20 PM »

   
https://goo.gl/maps/YvBQ3PQnHGE8BsiD8
   
   
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #609 on: August 03, 2020, 07:58:37 PM »

   
This one may or may not be well known but in a San Francisco apartment building that was one of the locations in the Humphrey Bogart movie, Dark Passage, the occupants of the unit where Lauren Bacall's character lived used to keep a cardboard cutout of Bogart in the window.   
   
It's visible in the pic from 2011.   
   
   
https://goo.gl/maps/ZoXo4XPCPo8yvcf3A
   
   
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #611 on: August 04, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »

The camera shots created a perfect ghost image of the JCT sign.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6403356,-93.139562,3a,30y,152h,90.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3fcpHlIF7kzFWzVW_fw15Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Are you sure someone didn't just steal both the other route shield and mounting post?
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #612 on: August 04, 2020, 11:58:49 PM »

   
This one may or may not be well known but in a San Francisco apartment building that was one of the locations in the Humphrey Bogart movie, Dark Passage, the occupants of the unit where Lauren Bacall's character lived used to keep a cardboard cutout of Bogart in the window.   
   
It's visible in the pic from 2011.   
   
   
https://goo.gl/maps/ZoXo4XPCPo8yvcf3A

It's nice to see homeowners (or renters) who embrace film culture. Not enough of them.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #613 on: August 05, 2020, 12:34:10 AM »

The camera shots created a perfect ghost image of the JCT sign.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6403356,-93.139562,3a,30y,152h,90.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3fcpHlIF7kzFWzVW_fw15Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Are you sure someone didn't just steal both the other route shield and mounting post?
That scenario seems most likely here.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #617 on: August 07, 2020, 01:05:26 AM »

Google Street View is a great way to experience places you may never get to see otherwise...like the inside of this dude's car.
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« Reply #618 on: August 07, 2020, 01:12:09 AM »

Google Street View is a great way to experience places you may never get to see otherwise...like the inside of this dude's car.


At least the inside of his car doesn稚 look like a landfill, like 95% of car interiors you池e not meant to see.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #620 on: August 11, 2020, 01:58:07 PM »

(I simply never expected to see a complete M4 Sherman tank parked in small town by the road.  Even by an American Legion Post)

My friends and I grew up playing on this tank.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #621 on: August 11, 2020, 10:10:40 PM »

(I simply never expected to see a complete M4 Sherman tank parked in small town by the road.  Even by an American Legion Post)

The locals use it to blow up invasive Priuses.
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« Reply #622 on: August 12, 2020, 05:31:05 AM »

(I simply never expected to see a complete M4 Sherman tank parked in small town by the road.  Even by an American Legion Post)

The locals use it to blow up invasive Priuses.

You know those "speed limit enforced by aircraft" signs? They're doing it with tanks now.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #623 on: August 12, 2020, 06:16:31 AM »

(I simply never expected to see a complete M4 Sherman tank parked in small town by the road.  Even by an American Legion Post)

My friends and I grew up playing on this tank.

Appears to be an M41 Walker Bulldog, cool...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M41_Walker_Bulldog
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« Reply #624 on: August 12, 2020, 01:35:43 PM »

Another duplication glitch

https://goo.gl/maps/vJJkqh8zJNkxQ4NY9
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