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Google Street View: Coming soon to a street near…Me!

Posted by guesto on July 29, 2008

Guess what I saw driving down the road as I exited Kentish Town Tube after work on Monday night? A black Vauxhall Astra with a six foot pole protruding from it’s roof, above which was a collection of cameras pointing in all directions. “That must be a Google Street View camera” I thought, and the small logo on the door confirmed my suspicions.

I tried to take a quick photo with my phone, but unfortunately I was on the wrong side of the street and another car got in the way, so it is not very good I’m afriad. Here it is anyway though, with Google-Cam highlighted.

Google street view car driving in Kentish Town

Google street view car driving in Kentish Town

There have been rumours for a while that is due to be rolled-out across Europe starting with London, but many have speculated that European privacy laws being tougher than US laws will prevent it. It looks like Google are very much going for it anyway, so get ready for much-publicised news stories about adulterers and skyvers being caught red-handed by Google Cam. Plus a photo of me waving with one hand and taking a photo with the other.


6 Responses to “Google Street View: Coming soon to a street near…Me!”

  1. Andy B said

    We saw the street view car drive past us and stop in Clerkenwell Green last week, so we stopped and made silly poses until it drove away. Can’t wait for the images to go up 🙂

  2. Jim Browning said

    I saw them too! Really excited! I got caught w******!

  3. I can’t wait for them to put London’s street view online. I reckon in 50 years’ time, they’ll have live google street views, and it will be impossible to ever do anything without being caught in the act…

  4. Unknown said

    You know you’re probably captured on the camera for eternity now! Ha ha ha some dogwalker lady in our neighborhood was caught staring at it with her head sideways. Google Street VIew is the most stalkery tool ever invented!

  5. Soon, there will be convergence between
    Real World and Digital World…
    You can shop to (that) store just with
    your click on a mouse !
    How about that ..

  6. wow, Google is going to show london to the world from the street level!!!

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