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Google Street View in Canberra?

By 10 November 2009 19

Was driving home yesterday afternoon and I am 90% sure that I saw a Google Street View car driving through the intersection of Baldwin and Ginninderra Drive Just outside Kaleen.
Anyone else seen it or know what the go is?

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19 Responses to
Google Street View in Canberra?
AussieRodney 8:32 pm
10 Nov 09
#1

Umm .. it’s probably updating Street View?

Cameron 8:46 pm
10 Nov 09
#2

bd84 9:02 pm
10 Nov 09
#3

It was there to indicate your opportunity to bare your ass at the camera as it went past. You missed it.

phototext 9:11 pm
10 Nov 09
#4

What does the Google Street View car look like ?

Cameron 9:37 pm
10 Nov 09
#5

caf 10:05 pm
10 Nov 09
#6

It means that for the next few years we can check out the corner of Baldwin Dr and Ginninderra Dr in Street View and see your vacant slack-jawed stare ;)

MWF 10:07 pm
10 Nov 09
#7

OMG! Thanks for the heads up. My house looks so crap on Google street view atm. Do you think us “Tuggy Thuggies” have enough time to fix our front gardens up before we get google street viewed again?

M0les 10:15 pm
10 Nov 09
#8

bd84 said :

It was there to indicate your opportunity to bare your ass at the camera as it went past. You missed it.

Sage words – My vote for the 2009 “Roity” awards for online journalism!

busgirl 10:19 pm
10 Nov 09
#9

MWF said :

OMG! Thanks for the heads up. My house looks so crap on Google street view atm. Do you think us “Tuggy Thuggies” have enough time to fix our front gardens up before we get google street viewed again?

he he he…+1 They took the Google pic of my bogan Kambah home just after I bought it…I hadn’t even had the chance to de-boganise it yet!!! Would love an updated photo.

Grail 12:16 am
11 Nov 09
#10

Bugger! Of course they got my house before I mowed the lawn :\

Trunking symbols 9:03 am
11 Nov 09
#11

Gee, when the new pics go up we can look at them for a few minutes then never bother with them again.

lobster 9:23 am
11 Nov 09
#12

It didn’t appear to have any signage on it… And it was relaly quick that it went past – But I believe it was a black corolla-ish looking thing with the gear on it’s roof.

dvaey 12:10 pm
11 Nov 09
#13

I came across a Navteq 4wd driving around the city within the last couple of months too. It looks very similar to the street-view car, but has navman/navteq logos on it instead of google and had same sort of imaging equipment on the roof.

hellspice 12:43 pm
11 Nov 09
#14

cool i just built a new letterbox, soon it will be on the net !

Funky1 12:52 pm
11 Nov 09
#15

Just make sure you’re not caught walking out of certain establishments in Fyshwick or Mitchell at an inopportune moment. :)

anonymous gungahlian 1:37 pm
11 Nov 09
#16

phototext said :

What does the Google Street View car look like ?

I saw on the news the other night that they were doing a report on every Sydney street being re-done. They showed the car; it was white, it had the Google logo printed over it and a huge post on the top with 8 (I think) cameras pointing out in every direction, I think it was a Holden Barina but I’m not sure, I wasn’t paying much attention. Also Google might use a different car for Canberra than they do for Sydney.

bd84 8:40 pm
11 Nov 09
#17

The cars are all Holden Astras

anonymous gungahlian 12:23 pm
12 Nov 09
#18

bd84 said :

The cars are all Holden Astras

Ahh! That’s the one.

Chop71 3:26 pm
12 Nov 09
#19

They are fuzzing out people faces this year …. perfect opportunity to perform a random streak out the front of someones house without getting you head in the pic. :0

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