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# 98606 2-Mar-2012 15:50
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About time, Google seems to have updated NZ with new high-res Streetview imagery!
Imagery is dated about Nov2009-Feb2010 ish

About time.

I wonder if whoever was uploading the imagery here back to Google kept going over their Cap and being reduced to dialup speed. The imagery is 2 years old now!


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  # 589465 2-Mar-2012 15:53
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And christchurch will be even more out of date :)

Might be regional, checked 3 places here and still on old low res stuff

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  # 589470 2-Mar-2012 16:01
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Most of Whakatane is now done. It's been maybe 3 years since I saw the car go past so it certainly took a while!

Edit: My place is lacking the UHF aerial but has the "new" garage doors, which would put it in the 2008-10 timeframe.

Edit Edit: It's late 2009, September/October.

 
 
 
 


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  # 589476 2-Mar-2012 16:06
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Just checked our area. Has been updated. Funny to see my work vehicle both at home & at work. The car has been long written off. Over a year ago. 



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  # 589482 2-Mar-2012 16:13
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The Month/Year of the imagery is printed down the bottom right in small print.

Undocumented feature -> press '3' to see imagery in anaglyph 3D!

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  # 589494 2-Mar-2012 16:44
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Publius: The Month/Year of the imagery is printed down the bottom right in small print.

Undocumented feature -> press '3' to see imagery in anaglyph 3D!


Must be only in certain areas?  3 does nothing for me.

My street isn't covered by streetview at all, and the ones around it are still 2008 images. 




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  # 589501 2-Mar-2012 17:13
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Publius: The Month/Year of the imagery is printed down the bottom right in small print.

I'm sure that wasn't there on my work computer >.>

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  # 589504 2-Mar-2012 17:20
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Can sort of see my house now, a few trees have been cut down.

They've added the large areas of Titahi Bay they didn't have before too.

Quite strange how they missed large urban areas, but traversed long rural roads before.

 
 
 
 


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  # 590013 3-Mar-2012 21:08
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Is it not possible to see historical imagery on street view like it is on the general view?

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  # 590024 3-Mar-2012 21:54
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yay my town is finally on street view :)




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  # 590034 3-Mar-2012 22:10
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lol. someone waving at the car outside my house:





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  # 590035 3-Mar-2012 22:11
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Chainsaw: Quite strange how they missed large urban areas, but traversed long rural roads before.

Indeed, that is a little weird. They have my house on there (albeit quite old imagery) and I basically live in the middle of nowhere but they didn't even have use to have half the roads in town. Now I see they basically have covered the whole country.

bfginger: Is it not possible to see historical imagery on street view like it is on the general view?

I don't think this is possible.

Also, the 3D imagery did work for me.

The imagery from around my house is saying February 2010 as the date when it was taken. i find it slightly weird though that it took them this long to put the imagery up considering that they took it themselves and theoretically there should be no reason to have more than a months worth of delay in putting it up.



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  # 590620 5-Mar-2012 13:08
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@codyc1515

My speculation for the time it took to update the images is that the photos got caught up with the whole oops-we-got-your-data-as-well-as-your-ssid brouhaha that was going on. That only fairly recently got sorted out.

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  # 590622 5-Mar-2012 13:09
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Publius: @codyc1515

My speculation for the time it took to update the images is that the photos got caught up with the whole oops-we-got-your-data-as-well-as-your-ssid brouhaha that was going on. That only fairly recently got sorted out.

Also think about the processing required to actually align the images, etc. I notice that my house is fairly distorted as well as some of the hills surrounding it. My question is though is why do they really need this....?

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  # 590638 5-Mar-2012 13:30
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Cool, finally we are there, and nice HiRes pics too. I notice that all car License plates are blurred out. Hope they had software to do that horrible job.

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  # 590667 5-Mar-2012 14:06
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trig42: Cool, finally we are there, and nice HiRes pics too. I notice that all car License plates are blurred out. Hope they had software to do that horrible job.

Yes it is automated, that it why you sometimes see random parts of an image blurred that look like a number plate. 

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