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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Only today! Pegman disguised as an astronaut in Street View

"Today, July 20th 2009 is the 40th anniversary of man's arrival to the moon and Google wants to celebrate this event with an Easter Egg.

Our dear Pegman, the usually orange Street View icon, has today become and astronaut. You can see him in the bottom right situational map when you are using Street View"





Source: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2009/07/google-moon-events.html

Monday, July 13, 2009

Some kids take football very seriously… in Bradford

This kids seem to be playing football in the street...

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But moving the camera around we can find some discrepancies... it starts with a shove

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Then a kid goes down to the floor while two other tease him

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But the kid on the floor resists and still fights from there

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One more picture ahead, the fight-from-the-floor still continues...

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Well... football is football... don't they say that?

Position in Google Street viewStreet View



Source: http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/401970/Fighters-caught-on-Street-View-Google-Map-of-Harewood-St-Bradford.html

Saturday, June 27, 2009

4 stories building collapsed... in Brooklyn

Last sunday June 21st a 4 stories building collapsed in Brooklyn. A few minutes later pictures could already been seen at Twitpic and YFrog:

http://twitpic.com/80vte


http://twitpic.com/80vz4



http://img188.yfrog.com/i/l3i.jpg/



http://img37.yfrog.com/i/fco.jpg/


What is curious about this is that if we get into Street View for that addres, we of course will see an old photo. And in this pictuere we can see an enormous crack from top to down.


360º picture in Google Street View

Fortunately there were no casualties and only four injured. But it is clear that this collapse could have been forecasted and the building brought down to the floor on time. Thanks to Street View we have proof of it

Source: http://mashable.com/2009/06/21/google-street-view-collapse/

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ghost in Street View... in Barcelona

Here we can see an apparently normal girl in a white t-shirt. But.. what if we move ahead a little bit?

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If we move one picture ahead, then we see the girl reflected on the glass, but ... she is wearing a red t-shirt!

360º picture in Google Street View



Is this girl a ghost? Is the red in her t-shirt really blood? Maybe she died due to a badle prepared recipe in the anciente pharmacy she is looking at? Is she condemned to walk around the Pharmacy for eternity?

I only would like to remind that the Street View cameras incorporate very advanced technoloy and can see things that the human eye cannot, like infrarred vision or laser beams to calculate distances.

The truth is... IN there... in Street View!

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Source: www.PilladasStreetView

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Caught in topless… in Italy

These were having a nice sunbath in the beach, and then the Google Car went by the seawalk. I personally believe that all Street View pictures should be taken in summer. Hands up?

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Position in Google Maps

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Mad Max Car... in Silverston



The famous Interceptor from the mitic movie Mad Max still can be seen in aussie roads. Maybe you didn't know that it is actually in Australia where this film was shot. And the place where this Street View Hack has been found could not be in a more remote place in the desert... if this the future that we should be expecting... I quit
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360º picture in Google Street View



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Source: http://jalopnik.com/5169591/google-street-view-catches-mad-max-v8-interceptor

Monday, May 11, 2009

What did you touch man?... in Rome


It looks like these two old men in Rome decide to fix this car, and they probably broke it even more... no matter they are wearing that nice white coat.

360º picture in Google Street View



Position in Google Maps


Source: http://www.pilladasstreetview.com/2009/05/esto-va-ser-la-junta-de-la-culata-en.html

Friday, May 1, 2009

Man shows everything to Google Street View, and I mean everything

This site's address is www.streetviewhacks.com, and hacks like this one write history books. Well,ok, maybe not history books, but this one sure will leave an impression.

This dude was caught hands at work. If anyone has seen anything in Street View more goofy than this hack, please raise your hand!.

We thought that the woman urinating in the street or the maneuvers in a lonely car couldn't be top, but all in all, we hardly could see a half a white round moon in the first and use a bit of imagination in the second.

But this guy, oh my!, this guy is showing all he has. We could measure his morning glory, tall tommy, peter the great, hard-on boner, love torpedo, cock, soldier of love, sword, dick, beef bazooka, telephone pole, penis, johnson, hot dog, weenie, stick, long thing, twig, jack, cigarette, or whatever you wan to call it. We can even see the yellow stream. What a good colour! He looks healthy, doesn't he?




See here a link to this post:
http://www.streetviewhacks.com/2009/05/man-shows-everything-to-google-street.html

If you want to send this link, do it fast. Google will likely take away this picture now it is spreading all around the blog ecosystem. Let's see who is the first to see a blank screen above. If you see it, leave comment with date and time so we know how long it took. For the urinating woman it took only 12 hours. Ok, ready, in your marks, go!

This hack is completely original from this blog and its version in Spanish at www.pilladasstreetview.com. It was offered by a kind visitor of that blog at this post. And it was not the first one. If you have hacks like these to offer, you can send them to: StreetViewHacks@gmail.com

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome to www.streetviewhacks.com

Street View Hacks now has its own domain!! www.streetviewhacks.com is our new home. Of course we will keep our old address as well: streetviewhacks.blogspot.com.

Thank you for visiting this site. We will try to keep catching the best Street View Hacks.

The Street View Hacks team

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Shotting... in Chicago

It looks like there are some neighbourghoods in Chicago not very healthy to walk around. We already saw how drug was sold in Chicago, but here things get way more serious.

As you can clearly see there are guns involved, and not worn in the pocket. Worst is that age of involved parties does not seem to be very high, specially the pointed at boy.



In case you had any doubt, look at this zoom, and eliminate it. Yes, no doubt. It IS a gun...



These specific pictures have already been retired from Street View but you can still see pictures before and after, with groups of people looking. The best is on guy in a picture after taking his trash out, who find all the party as he goes out his home.

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360º picture in Google Street View



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Source: http://jalopnik.com/photogallery/streetviewdriveby/1001597524

Monday, March 30, 2009

Skirts up!… in Rotterdam

In The Netherlands, using bikes for everything is customary... even if you are wearing skirt. But, of course, now, with Street View, one should be extra-careful... or you risk showing your in&outs to the whole (Google) earth, and not only to your neighbourghs.

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360º picture in Google Street View



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Source: www.streetviewnederland.nl

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Google Street View has big bugs... in Netherlands

Did you think that Google was bug-free? Well, it is not. Here you can see one, and very big. This thing got on top of Google Car's camera and went with out all the way down through Groningen. How often do they clean these lenses?

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360º picture in Google Street View



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Sourcewww.streetviewnederland.nl

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It is mandatory to own a Ferrari… in Rome

It is mandatory to own one Ferrari in Rome... at least. Or that is what it looks like looking at this concentration in random street of the city. Maybe they give them for free?

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360º picture in Google Street View



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Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/15/google-street-view-catches-flock-of-ferraris-in-natural-habitat/

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Where the heck is the f* cathedral?... In Zaragoza

This driver seemed not to find his way with the map. If he was looking for the cathedral, it was right in front of him!

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360º picture in Google Street View



Position in Google Maps

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Street View coverage extended to UK and Netherlands, and added new cities in France, Italy, Spain and US

A good lot of new cities have been added to Street View on March 18th, 2009.

United Kingdom: London, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Bradford, Scunthorpe, Bristol, Norwich, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Birmingham, Coventry, Liverpool, Southampton, York, Belfast, Cardiff, Swansea, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen
France: Paris (metropolitan area including Versailles, Orly, Rueil-Malmaison, Nanterre, Saint-Denis, Boulogne-Billancourt, Champigny-sur-Marne and more), Amiens, Calais, Dunkerque, Lens, Douai, Valenciennes, Le Havre, Rouen, Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne, Caen, Rennes, Nantes, Angers, Troyes, Strasbourg, Poitiers, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, Cannes, Antibes, Valence, Saint-Étienne, Grenoble
Italy: Turin, Novara, Monza, Udine, Genova, Parma, Bologna, Livorno, Arezzo, Perugia, L'Aquila, Fiumicino, Caserta, Naples, Avellino, Salerno, Bari, Reggio di Calabria, Catania, Cagliari
Spain: Madrid (metropolitan area including Las Rozas de Madrid, Alcobendas, Coslada, Fuenlabrada, Móstoles, Getafe and more), Oviedo, Zaragoza
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen
United States: Additional locations

The coverage of Street View around the globe is still focused on certain countries, but keeps growing... and it does not look like it will stop ...

Wordlwide coverage


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Australia / New Zealand

Thursday, March 12, 2009

UFO caught by Street View... in Sidney

The Street View cam sees everything, and in this case, it saw a strange presence...
Is this the hunted hunter?
Is somebody watching us at all times? apart from Google, I mean..
Is there anything out there?
Hello? Anybody?



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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Take me a picture with the lion... in Madrid


Where there are tourists, there are fools.

Here, the typical picture below the lions in front of the Deputy Congress in Madrid. Couldn't they be a bit more original? If at least they had put the head into the lion's mouth...






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Position in Google Maps

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Monument in Spain.. and it is not the bullring!

We know that Google has a program to blur faces in Street View, but butts also? Whay if such program is a hoax and there is an army of blurers at Google? In that case, the one who treted this picture is not one of those guys who look at a woman's eyes...

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If you zoom out and walk ahead a bit you can see some more angles of this monument. I mean the bullring of course...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

T-shirts up for Google!... in Chicago

Some people show the finger to the Google Car when they see it. Other jump, wave hands... but this girl opted for... raising her t-shirt up. Very nice!

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If you want to know what comes next... just zoom out, go to the next arrow and turn the camera back... surprise!

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Who put that tree there???

In Minneapolis they plant trees in places they shouldn't, should they? Or probably that is what the driver of this car thought...


And not only you car is broken but you also have to take all your stuff... Naaaasty!




If you navigate throught this map, you can see the whole sequence.

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Source: http://www.c4atreros.com/foroc4/asuntos-generales/conduccion-10008/accidente-capturado-google-street-view-4860803.html

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pictures you will never see in Street View

In Gizmodo they did a Photoshop contest of the 50 Most Insane Things Never Seen on Google Street View.

The winner is this monument to the wonderful movie Blade Runner, which is great, but for me others are second to none too.

See a selcetion of them below
Source: http://i.gizmodo.com/5150498/50-of-the-most-insane-things-never-seen-on-google-street-view

FIRST PRIZE




SECOND PRIZE



THIRD PRIZE



OTHERS PRIZES







Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hot to park a Smart ... in Madrid

In cities as crowded as Madrid you need to be imaaginative to find a place to park. And if you have a Smart, you can be a lot more creative...

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Source: Pilladas Street View

Cheerleaders in bikini... in Orlando

There is no better way to collect money than some almost nude girls in bikini, and they know that well in Orlando. But... what are they doing? counting money? I don't see any sponge around, hummm....

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By the way, if you turn the camara around, down here, you will see another chick at the other side of the street, but she is not counting money
Por cierto, si dais la vuelta a la cámara aquí abajo, veréis que al otro lado de la calle hay otra chica pero esta no cuenta dinero... ¿será porque va más tapadas?
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Source: http://streetviewr.com

Friday, February 6, 2009

Google Latitude… friend or foe?

Google has created a new service called Google Latitude. It basically uses information from your cell phone about the GSM antenna or the wifi network you are connected to, to publish your position so anyone you want can see it at any time.



In principle it is cool. As Google announces in its promotional video, you can see where your buddies are drinking beer, if your parents are back from holidays or if a friend of yours is in the beach or toasting under the sun in Egypt...



But the first thing that makes you suspicious is when you access the link of Google Latitude and the map shown at the top of the post is exactly the area you are at as you read this. Did you think it was a causality? It is not. Did you know that Google could locate you with so much precision? nope? Now you do...



New let's take another point of view. Assuming none of us has anything to hide (or maybe yes?) there are many situations in which this little app can cause us trouble.

Scenario 1: All the college buddies go out for beers and add to each other into Latitude to share your position at all times. As soon as he sees you using it, the classic nerd that exists in all gangs sends you his position ipso-facto and of course invites you to share yours. What should I do? He is a nerd, alright, and by no mean I want him to know where we hang around. But he is no out of our circle enough as to openly say no. In addition he has a cool convertible which has proven itself handy in multiple ocassions involving chicks. Damm it! What can I say him...




Scenario 2: After the insistence of your wife, as you can, you explain to your father-in-law how the thing works and taking your father-in-law's cell phone you add him to the service so you can know when they are back from holidays, or where the hell that organized tour has taken them. As they leave the door, you grab the keys of the house in the mountains and plan to spend an unforgetable weekend with your couple and some other friends. Your father-in-law does not like you there, since you he collects deer's heads he really appreciates and does not want any incident with them.... As your girl's parents are on the travel another elderly man shows them how he is using Google Latitude to control where his 20 year old son spends the night and where he goes for drinks. Your beloved father-in-law remembers you installed something like that in his phone and bingo! he finds out how to use it. Suprisingly enought Latitude places you directly in a spot in the Mountains very familiar to him... He picks the phone and call: "hello son, where are you and my daughter" "Nah, bored in the city, there is nothing to see here"... opsss



Scenario 3: You get your new last generation company cell phone. Cool! The boss is a nice guy after all... kind of. You want to show it to your buddies and meet with them in the bar. Beer after beer time goes by and the afternoon is gone. You think "bah, I will see those clients tomorrow". Meanwhile, your boss who, you don't know, but has been spending all afternoon watching how his salesmen move, sees that your picture is suspiciously still in an area close to your neighborhood and in which there are not any companies at all. He calls you and... "yes, Mr. Anderson. Still waiting to be received... 5 clients today and all the same. More than half an hour waiting and then nothing... this crisis is driving everybody crazy..." opsss again.



I am sure you can think of many more scenarios like these, so I invite you to write them as comment of this post...

As you can see, these cases don't necesarily belong to someone with a secret life and lovers in 3 cities, nor a psycopath nor anyone too weird. In addition, there are situation in which we can see ourselves in trouble only because the service exists. If a friend of yours, innocent as a baby, decides to give his position to his girlfriend or wife at all times (or boyfriend/husband, this also applies to girls), if she tells your girlfriend/wife and she asks you for the same... what will you say?

And not only that. Before, the "secret" of our position could also serve as approval mechanism for anyone to phisically reach us. Not anymore. Now if you go to play tennis with friends, or shopping with other girls, will you want another friend you didn't invite to appear sudenly without warning, only because he or she was close, and he felt like sharing the gift of his/her presence with you?

And we didn't speak about what Google is going to do with all this information. I am not saying if it is good or bad, it can certainly do many things. Google assures that they won't store the history of our positions, but if they keep the history of searchs, why not? It is not just that they know where you are now. They also know where you were on day D, at any time. Will they be forced to provide this information to the FBI? for sure...

Finally, for commercial purposes, possibilities are infinite, and that's why the created it, of course. What if, as you are checking your friend's position, you see an offer from the shop across the street. And what if they announce the daily menu in the restaurante below the office? Or if there is a 50% discount in electronics in the shop which is close to you gym? It could be interesting... but it is scary to think that we can be so easily manipulated, isn't it?

Well, there you go! Enjoy it. I look forward to see your experiences - imagined or real - written as comments in this post.

Regards

StreetViewHacks

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