Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




40 posts

Geek


#27128 15-Oct-2008 14:24
Send private message

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I couldn't see were else to post it.

I saw an interesting sight yesterday, a subaru legacy parked behind my work building with an interesting contraption mounted to the roof racks. It looked to me like 4 Canon 400d's or similar, one pointing in each direction, mounted on a pole a 500mm from the roof of the car. Be very curious about what these people where up to, I went to had a talk to them.

They wern't the most friendly of people, but basically said that they were local competition for googles street view service. Their car was branded with the logo of everyscape.com. Afterwards I went in and had a look at thier website http://www.everyscape.com and it doesn't mention a thing about New Zealand, but what they said was correct. Everyscape.com is in competition with googles street view, and obviously consider christchurch NZ to be worth photographing. Their camera were running what looked like the macro lens from canons high end professional range, and it looked like they were feeding, or monitoring the camera into a laptop in the car via a lot of USB plugs.

I'm interested to know if anyone has seen this car on the streets of Christchurch, or somewhere also, or know's anything about everyscapes plans in NZ.

{MOD EDIT : SP : Moved to the "Off Topic" forum}
[Mod edit the mod (MF): Moved to the GPS forum]

Create new topic
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  #171557 16-Oct-2008 15:24
Send private message

Interesting.

Two months ago I saw a Ford Transit van with AT LEAST 10 cameras mounted on the roof, and Google Street View written all over it, on the way home through Ponsonby Rd. The two guys in it also didn't seem like wanting to chat at all. Undecided

Funny thing was it was NIGHT TIME. It also added to the funny side the fact that I was, at that precise moment, holding my iPhone with Google Maps open just then.

If only I had another camera to take a picture of that...

So far, that's the only time I saw a van like that anywhere here in Auckland.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.