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Topic # 83043 9-May-2011 19:54
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They are coming to photograph inside businesses who opt in, for use in google street view:

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/businessphotos/

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Reply # 467282 9-May-2011 20:04
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So, burglars will soon be able to scope out businesses online before breaking in. Awesome.

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  Reply # 467291 9-May-2011 20:18
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They said this to a mate of mine 2 months ago and never turned up!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 467294 9-May-2011 20:21
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I would be happy with inside malls. no idea why westfield never did an app and at the sametime drop in wifi to locate you better in a mall.




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  Reply # 467299 9-May-2011 20:31
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i heart google!





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  Reply # 467311 9-May-2011 20:55
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They've limited it to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Blenheim, Nelson


..that's an unusual cross section of NZ cities to choose.

 

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  Reply # 467312 9-May-2011 21:02
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They should have added at least Napier...

Here's my parents-in-law business page - will apply for an indoors photo now: http://gkz1.co/iPDL7h




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  Reply # 467314 9-May-2011 21:03
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I assume they chose they places based on were the most amount of street view users come from.

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  Reply # 467328 9-May-2011 21:46

I would prefer they redo their street view in high resolution, like they have done overseas. The street view quality in NZ is pretty poor.

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  Reply # 467618 10-May-2011 16:12
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And actually do all the main streets - there's some real strange decisions happened about what roads to photo and what ones not to.

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  Reply # 467625 10-May-2011 16:19
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robbyp: I would prefer they redo their street view in high resolution, like they have done overseas. The street view quality in NZ is pretty poor.


I guess in Christchurch, street view and inside of businesses is the same thing?

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  Reply # 467631 10-May-2011 16:27
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  Reply # 467637 10-May-2011 16:38
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Dratsab: So, burglars will soon be able to scope out businesses online before breaking in. Awesome.


As opposed to going into the business themselves? :P
 

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  Reply # 475333 29-May-2011 09:47
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An update on this. I was told that New Zealand is included, but our towns are not listed because at the moment they want people to contact them to gauge interest.

So it's not really "included".





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  Reply # 475359 29-May-2011 11:08
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kiwitrc:
robbyp: I would prefer they redo their street view in high resolution, like they have done overseas. The street view quality in NZ is pretty poor.


I guess in Christchurch, street view and inside of businesses is the same thing?


Harsh : )

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