Friday, August 27, 2010

Google Map Car Out and About?

Just nipped out and saw what looks like the cars used to take Google Maps images on my street (going through a red light, by the way!).

Google Car ? Barcelona Sights blog

Apologies for the poor quality image, but it was a quick pic on my phone and it's very bright outside! There was the name of a website on the side of the car, probably a collaborator or something, but I'm pretty sure it'll have been updating images, as those ones at the moment are a bit out-dated. You can see the camera here:

Camera Car - Barcelona Sights

I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of Google maps - it's pretty incredible now, with the 3D buildings, similar to Google earth, and you can seriously check out your next holiday destination, for example before you even get there! I would use street view to check out a hotel before booking, for example, or the local area, etc. Any other uses you can think of? Let me know in the comments!

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4 comments:

Sarah said...

That's a cool find! Funny about the red light... Where about's were they?

David Brydon said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for the comment. It was downtown, on Ronda Sant Pau, and I just saw it after coming out of my place around the corner. Yes, funny about the red light, but I'm totally used to that now!!

PJ said...

I have been following your blog since quite some time Dave - I live here as well. Yet, you still manage to teach me new things about my adoptive city !

David Brydon said...

Thanks PJ! Great to know some stuff is a decent read! Please feel free to leave a comment about anything in particular you'd like to see me blog about - I'm open to ideas and suggestions!

Dave

 
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