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Street View Mistakes
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:57:59 PM »

LEAF ON LENS!
Richmond, VA: throughout the "route" below, highlighted in blue, the google maps car had a leaf on the camera lens!:
http://goo.gl/maps/p6Sp5
Here is the leaf: http://goo.gl/maps/N9efh



TILTED CAMERA
This one really annoyed me. It was tilted all over Virginia City. Hear is one spot:
http://goo.gl/maps/Pnjd0
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 06:19:24 PM »

In Herkimer, NY the street view doesn't match the area of the street google puts it on.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 10:36:06 PM »

The corner of Briggs Road and Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula, CA has a man looking straight into the camera.

Also, the portion of I-5 between CA 134 and the East L.A. Interchange has a tilted camera view.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 10:51:59 PM »

The corner of Briggs Road and Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula, CA has a man looking straight into the camera.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 10:04:48 AM »

Most Street View mistakes I see are when the camera seems to either be on the fritz or blocked by something causing no picture to appear.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 10:17:42 AM »

If I punch in my address, it shows my next-door neighbor's house. I'm fine with that mistake.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 10:22:05 AM »

The corner of Briggs Road and Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula, CA has a man looking straight into the camera.

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That was downright creepy.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 01:34:22 PM »

The corner of Briggs Road and Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula, CA has a man looking straight into the camera.

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That was downright creepy.

How did it not detect that face to blur out?...
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 02:12:32 PM »

LEAF ON LENS!
Here is the leaf: http://goo.gl/maps/N9efh

TILTED CAMERA
This one really annoyed me. It was tilted all over Virginia City. Hear is one spot:
http://goo.gl/maps/Pnjd0

Please remove your search result from the map before generating a Google Maps link.  If I were using the Google Maps app for Android, or the Google Maps "mobile" web interface, I'd only see the marker for the thing you searched for, not the street view image you meant to share.  More info: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=5716.0

But yeah, that's the worst example of tilted camera I've seen yet.  I wonder if they whacked into a fixed object with it or something…
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 02:20:27 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.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 02:32:59 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)
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 02:36:08 PM »

"what is this apparatus into which I am peering quizzically?"

and yeah, I would have never figured out that that was Mission Rock Road.  because... it isn't.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 02:51:27 PM »

"what is this apparatus into which I am peering quizzically?"

and yeah, I would have never figured out that that was Mission Rock Road.  because... it isn't.

I didn't make an issue of it because I've never been there, and I doubt I will ever go there, and so I don't know whether the map is accurate or what. I saw the street sign there, but I also noted that Pinkerton Road branches off to become a gravel road that looked like it wasn't open to the public, so I didn't know whether using the name "Mission Rock Road" might be the local custom even if the "official" (I hate that word) name might be something else. Essentially I just searched for "Briggs Road, Santa Paula, CA," and then found the closest spot that seemed like it'd fit, and there was the face.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 03:20:42 PM »

The corner of Briggs Road and Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula, CA has a man looking straight into the camera.

Also, the portion of I-5 between CA 134 and the East L.A. Interchange has a tilted camera view.

I am only glad I saw that during the afternoon instead of at night.  :ded:  That's creepy and it looks set up like the guy planned to do it.

Kind of looks like a younger Ben Franklin
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 03:44:40 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)

That is possibly one of the creepiest things I have ever seen on Google Street View.
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 03:59:58 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)

That is possibly one of the creepiest things I have ever seen on Google Street View.


You have seen more? Like what? I am interested to hear
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 04:06:16 PM »


You have seen more? Like what? I am interested to hear

yeah there's a dead body, a guy fucking a dog, a route marker with Arial digits, etc...
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Re: Street View Mistakes
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 04:43:13 PM »

"what is this apparatus into which I am peering quizzically?"

and yeah, I would have never figured out that that was Mission Rock Road.  because... it isn't.

Yeah, I should have clarified.  Mission Rock begins at the southernmost end of Briggs Road.  Pinkerton Road begins where Mission Rock turns southward towards all the auto junkyards.
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2013, 08:36:15 PM »

Looking somewhere in NY for a photo I had taken, I was sure I'd found the right intersection, but couldn't see the sign at all on the map. It soon occurred to me that I was positioned at the south end of a bridge, but the street view had a freeway overhead - at the north end of the bridge! Luckily the sign I was looking for was within the range of photos posted to the site, but what if I wanted to go to the south end of the road? I'd have ended up 500 feet into the trees.

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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 10:21:24 PM »

Are we sure the Ben Franklin guy isn't the Street View operator attempting to clean or otherwise maintain the camera?
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 10:34:34 PM »

Are we sure the Ben Franklin guy isn't the Street View operator attempting to clean or otherwise maintain the camera?
Hmmm. I thought it was the guy standing outside another car if you back up one frame (to the southwest), but the clothes (and image date) are different. So it could be. Still creepy as hell.
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 09:16:15 AM »


You have seen more? Like what? I am interested to hear

yeah there's a dead body, a guy fucking a dog, a route marker with Arial digits, etc...

Can't decide if I should ask for links or not?  :bigass: :hmmm:
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