• Burgo

    You know, initially I had a bit of a chuckle about this, thinking about the poor sods caught in these pictures, such as the “Adult Book Store”.

    However, after reading the CNET article there is certainly food for thought here; as the article points out, how do we deal with this when it comes to things such as domestic violence support centers etc being captured? A very fine line to be treaded here…

  • http://www.britishchap.com David

    I think it’s fantastic – what with Panaramio and now this WOW!

    I’ve been doing some serious editing of misnamed or misplaced pics on Panaramio and then go to Google Earth and see my Dad’s car in his back yard in England…. Amazing

  • http://blog.agrawals.org Rocky Agrawal

    I found that the images in the Bay Area (the market Google covered) are much clearer than the ones in New York.

    The bigger privacy question, as you point out, is the ease with which anyone can put content up and make it searchable.

    As I was writing my post on being able to read a license plate in front of Google HQ, I decided to see if I could find the same information another way.

    With one search, I found a picture of the same car on flickr.

  • http://www.geo-trotter.com Geotrotter

    I added all the best “Google Street View” here : http://www.geo-trotter.com/cat-street-view.php.

  • http://www.mapmole.com Harley

    They should consider only blurring the requested images and not remove entire city blocks. The image of the guy peeing next to the road was removed but about a mile of road where you could zoom in to see him was removed also.
    I fear that it could become almost unusable in the policy continues.

    If you are looking for some Street View finds I have a site here:


    Feel free to view, vote and submit.

  • http://www.apogee-search.com/Blog/?p=488 Brian Combs

    To me, the greater issue with Google Street View is the Right of Publicity than the Right to Privacy. See my blog for more info.