Google’s Street View – what happens six months in?

30 May
2007

So Google recently launched Street View. Quite cool.

But the question begs itself – how will this be kept upto date? The greater the reach (ie more cities), the harder for Google to keep upto date. Are they only going to cover a dozen major cities in the US? How often will the data be updated?

Curious how it plays out.

4 Responses to Google’s Street View – what happens six months in?

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Dustin Moore

May 30th, 2007 at 10:10 am

See the underlying dataset for Immersive Media:
http://demos.immersivemedia.com/onlinecities/

There is probably a VW Beetle in a town near you right now.

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Ahmed

May 30th, 2007 at 10:17 am

That is interesting – I read Google is using you guys, but no mention in the press section? :)

Furthermore, my core question still remains – how often is the data updated?

As for coverage – I’m currently in a US city that is top 20 in population, but you guys simply drove through it on the highway. Not nitpicking …. but it asks about how many cities you will be targeting?

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Anthony

May 30th, 2007 at 8:25 pm

What about maybe having a open source network of people walking around Justin.tv style.

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Ahmed

May 30th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

Would that even work? You still need to somehow ‘verify’ it. I guess a GPS monitor on top of the camera :)

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