Unusual Google Street View Images

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  1. Miles
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    There are a lot of humorous Google StreetView images posted around the internet, but I just came across one unlike any others I've seen.

    Go to maps.google.com, search for 9903 U.S. 290, Austin, TX and click on the little yellow man to go to StreetView. How did this get past Quality Control?
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    I tried it and it seems to be a semi-live feed, because it's showing night shots. Or is that what you mean?
     
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    A bit strange to say the least. [​IMG]
     
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    same thing I saw.... what is it supposed to be? maybe I didn't do it right?
     
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    That is the first time I have seen that.
     
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  7. Miles
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    You were doing it right. The weird thing is that the photo is night-time, with very little visible.

    I don't believe that Google has semi-live feeds, since StreetView consists photos shot from a moving car (or trike or other vehicle).
     
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    But the nightlife is the lure of Austin :)

    So the Google driver was working overtime? Maybe spent the afternoon in a bar and was playing catchup in the dark.
     
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    lili, that's probably what happened :)
     

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