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Topic # 18277 4-Jan-2008 21:07
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i have seen a car loaded up with cameras.. cant remember what the name was on the side but it was map related, and today i saw a google car with a light on a big pole on top and some sort of gps? thingy on the roof..

anyone know any more?

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  Reply # 102968 4-Jan-2008 22:03
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Google street view coming to NZ I'd say, no other reason they'd have for cruising around with a GPS, the Google street maps for NZ are very good already as far as I'm aware.

Always thought it kind of weird actually, how lil' old NZ has such good support in Google maps, particularly in regards it's geocoding (address -> co-ordinates), we can hardly be worth the expenditure I'd have thought.  A bit higher res and better/more consistent national coverage for the aerial/satellite shots wouldn't go a miss though.

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  Reply # 102973 4-Jan-2008 22:36
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sleemanj: Google street view coming to NZ I'd say, no other reason they'd have for cruising around with a GPS, the Google street maps for NZ are very good already as far as I'm aware.
Yes, Street View is coming to NZ.  There was an article in some publication that I read over Christmas about it - I don't recall which though (either Herald or Dom Post I guess).

Mostly focusing on the potential privacy violations and the odd photos that were found in the US.


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  Reply # 102975 4-Jan-2008 23:05
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Yeah I saw them the other morning in Johnsonville.

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  Reply # 102987 5-Jan-2008 01:32
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the herald article

They have been seen roaming the streets of Chch also . . .

Can someone plllllllllllease snap a photo of one of the cars with it's above rooftop camera setup :-)

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  Reply # 102996 5-Jan-2008 07:01
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And Mauricio should put up a prize for the first GZer who can get themselves in a shot while it's driving past holding up a Geekzone banner! :-)

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