Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby jashsu » 18 Aug 2009, 22:47

Subject line says it all. Stop reading this post and start combing GMaps for hilarious Street View moments or just your favourite stomping grounds.

http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009 ... agery.html
http://maps.google.com/

Edit: In front of 101...
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby Thelonlieste » 18 Aug 2009, 22:49

Great stuff.
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby TheLostSwede » 19 Aug 2009, 02:45

Does this mean that they've also updated all the maps that are miss-aligned/wrong?
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby cfimages » 19 Aug 2009, 09:11

Is it all of Taipei or only bits? The 101 street view in the link above works, but for most other parts there only seems to be the overhead view. Or am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby engerim » 19 Aug 2009, 09:37

cfimages wrote:Is it all of Taipei or only bits? The 101 street view in the link above works, but for most other parts there only seems to be the overhead view. Or am I doing something wrong?


Zoom out a little bit to the whole map. Then click (and hold) the little street view icon "man".
It will mark all areas on the map where street view works.

Seems like most of Taipei to me. But "small lanes" are missing. Nothing else in Taiwan is covered.
Did they blur out the bettle nut girls? :)
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby cfimages » 19 Aug 2009, 10:16

Cool, thanks. Didn't realize I had to hold the little man.
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby scomargo » 19 Aug 2009, 10:46

Very cool. I've been looking forward to this. My building in Zhonghe is shown on here, so it's not just Taipei City. I'm guessing more streets will continue to be mapped in the future. There is one part of Yonghe that has incredible detail, even on the old small lanes. Maybe that's a sign of more to come since the street view maps don't seem to cover all areas equally.

I love how around the Zhongxiao-Fuxing area, you can go from dry weather to rainy weather by just moving a few meters down the road.

I haven't seen anything too titillating just yet, but not surprisingly I did see a lot of illegally parked cars and scooters. Most license plates are blurred, but taxis and large trucks have the license plate numbers written on other parts of the vehicles.
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby urodacus » 19 Aug 2009, 11:34

And here I am... only in one frame, they must have used alternative runs for the rest of that street. I tried to get on camera for a whole mile or so going to work one day, following a Google car. I have been waiting for my immortal moment!


and in one other frame...

can anyone else see themselves?
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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby tango42 » 19 Aug 2009, 11:52

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Re: Google Maps now has Street View in Taiwan

Postby tango42 » 19 Aug 2009, 11:57

A lot of the pictures have those COWS that were on display in Taipei a few months ago... Makes the streets like quite funny when seeing funny painted cows standing on the sidewalk.
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