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Google Earth: Cool or creepy?


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And google maps Street view too, for that matter. I creeped my friend's house when i looked up directions to it, I could SEE someone in the window. Do you think this might be a little much in the lack of privacy sector?

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Weird...I zoom in on my window and all I get is pixels...

it was more of a silloutte, you could see it from the street, it still really creeped me out

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I personally don't know... stop looking in my window!

I know my G.E. goes glitchy and I see things moving in odd places

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I personally don't know... stop looking in my window!

I know my G.E. goes glitchy and I see things moving in odd places

I dont personally own google earth, we were playing with it at school, and i found it strange that you could look up whatever you wanted. Some random stranger could be looking at your house right now and you wouldn't know...

I did however find it pretty cool when i did a streetview on a random highway in Europe, and found myself on a road in a country I've never been before. I suppose it has its upsides, but but do those upsides balance out what seems to be a breach of privacy? I mean, i know that if someone really wants to find you they will, but should we be making it so easy?

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Well if anyone does find me, I've got a .22 caliber sniper Rifle, a bayonetta, and  a Pakistanian(?)  sword  :P

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I dont personally own google earth, we were playing with it at school, and i found it strange that you could look up whatever you wanted. Some random stranger could be looking at your house right now and you wouldn't know...

I did however find it pretty cool when i did a streetview on a random highway in Europe, and found myself on a road in a country I've never been before. I suppose it has its upsides, but but do those upsides balance out what seems to be a breach of privacy? I mean, i know that if someone really wants to find you they will, but should we be making it so easy?

That gives me an idea.

I could take an screenshot of my street,

or even my building, and I could post it here.

After all, it is not like you are... 'Coming after me'. :wink:

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I think it's okay. It's not like I'd bother if the satelites snapped a photo of my home at the same moment I was running naked around in the garden. At least then there would be something on the internet worth watching. :wink:

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I think it's okay. It's not like I'd bother if the satelites snapped a photo of my home at the same moment I was running naked around in the garden. At least then there would be something on the internet worth watching. :wink:

lol.

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Huh.  I honestly never really noticed.  anyway, a silhouette in a window isn't much of of a bother as far as privacy is concerned. if anything, it just shows how much detail they'll put into the program. :D

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lol.

It it just me, or can I hear frantic typing on a keyboard as DRL tries to look up the shots from my location? :P

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Being a geography major, I use Google Earth a LOT in my studies.  It is an awesome program, especially with the new undersea updates.

I don't really think breaches of privacy should be a big concern, since most of the street view images are of too low resolution to make out specific details.

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It it just me, or can I hear frantic typing on a keyboard as DRL tries to look up the shots from my location? :P

the pictures so old of my house it still shows the camper parked beside the garage :P This stuff is cool.
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It it just me, or can I hear frantic typing on a keyboard as DRL tries to look up the shots from my location? :P

Close, I was trying to look up Kursed's location :P

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it seems ive created a monster XD the pics must be at least 3-4 years old, bc there are parts of my property that are missing/ still there when they shouldnt be

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I think it's an interesting idea, especially since I was able to take a look at my boyfriend's house (he lives in Canada). :trollface:

And it also gave him a little preview of what he's coming here to in one month, now that Google Street Map view is available in Scotland.

Over all, I like the concept. It's pretty neat seeing places miles away like that.

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I've never used Google Earth, street view only works in urban areas right? I live in the country, and I highly doubt they could get a detailed view of my house like that.

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I've never used Google Earth, street view only works in urban areas right? I live in the country, and I highly doubt they could get a detailed view of my house like that.

depends runner some states in the Us  or other contries pay extra to get high quality images.
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depends runner some states in the Us  or other contries pay extra to get high quality images.

I just downloaded Google Earth and checked the street views, there is not one of my house, I live out on the backroads, there aren't street views out here. Good place to hide then. lol

EDIT: These streetview photos must not be updated frequently, I was checking some of the views of my area, the leaves are off the trees, they must have taken the pictures in winter.

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I think it's an interesting idea, especially since I was able to take a look at my boyfriend's house (he lives in Canada). :trollface:

And it also gave him a little preview of what he's coming here to in one month, now that Google Street Map view is available in Scotland.

Over all, I like the concept. It's pretty neat seeing places miles away like that.

Hah! Another girl with an international flame! My beau lives in Norway XD

hmn, yea, it its kinda fun, and if you live in a rural place you dont have to worry about the street view. seems im the only one who is concerned about this ^^;

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I just downloaded Google Earth and checked the street views, there is not one of my house, I live out on the backroads, there aren't street views out here. Good place to hide then. lol

EDIT: These streetview photos must not be updated frequently, I was checking some of the views of my area, the leaves are off the trees, they must have taken the pictures in winter.

about 2 or more years old at least like i said the picture of my house still shows the camper parked  beside the garage ,but other than that little has changed there too so..
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Hah! Another girl with an international flame! My beau lives in Norway XD

meow.gif Orly? Bet he's a proper ass. All Norwegians are. :wink:

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Google Earth also has a nifty sky map, too, but I prefer to use Stellarium's real-time sky simulator, instead.

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Google Earth also has a nifty sky map, too, but I prefer to use Stellarium's real-time sky simulator, instead.

Stellarium huh? I've used that program before, and it's pretty dang cool!

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Anyone seen the famous part in google street view where the cops pull the car over. You can even see the guy on his phone updating his blog.

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