Just As I Thought

They See You (all the way around)


This afternoon I got an up-close look at vehicles equipped for street-level mapping, the sort of thing you see on Google’s Street View.


This afternoon I got an up-close look at vehicles equipped for street-level mapping, the sort of thing you see on Google’s Street View. The camera rig above is by far the most impressive, a huge conglomeration of cameras that remind me of Disney Circle-Vision 360°. The second vehicle, below, was more stealthy — a little Volkswagen Beetle with a single camera and a circular mirror.

It was fascinating, but I still don’t know how I feel about the idea of my quiet, private little street one day being intimately photographed and displayed on the web. Of course, you can already see my house on Google Maps and Google Earth; but only from above…

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