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Old 26th May 2011, 22:26   #31
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Default re: Have you seen Google Streetview cars? EDIT : Starting in Bangalore!

Hey guys i too remember seeing one near Akshardham way back in 2009, a grey MH Scorpio.
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Exactly. The person responsible for the Indian operations mentioned that they have JUST started taking images.

Wonder what the vehicles were monitoring for so long!

Btw, do GPS vendors follow such practices too (taking 3D images of streets)? If yes, then it could easily be one of them; because the MUV I saw did not have Google explicitly written on it.
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Old 27th May 2011, 16:32   #33
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i doubt if it google's car coz i saw it last month itself;it seems to be some government survey vehicle
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I think what Google did yesterday was a PR excercise and an official lauch.
They might have started the data colection long time back using the scorpios/alto that we were discussing. The Captiva had some 15 cameras, and I think they woud use that for important locations and use scorpios for other normal lanes.
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Default STREET VIEW Mapped For You

There was a news about Google street view in times of india.


Aspecially designed car with cameras mounted atop will be used by Google to capture images of landmarks in Bangalore. This is part of Street View, a popular map feature, that will be made available in India soon. Street View will allow users to virtually explore and navigate a particular place through 360 degree panoramic street-level images. Dispelling privacy concerns, Vinay Goel, product head, Google India, said images of only public places will be captured. As an additional privacy-protection measure, faces and licence number plates of all vehicles will be blurred

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i doubt if it google's car coz i saw it last month itself;it seems to be some government survey vehicle
Yes it was not Google's car. MH registered Scorpio are used by a different map data provider. It does not capture anything like "Street View". It captures:

1. Roads
2. 'Point of Interest' E.g. buildings / shops / restaurants

You might notice Scorpio stopping for a a few seconds in front of shops etc. This is to ensure:
a. Location is captured at least with 5 satellites
b. Camera gets a view of shop/building's name

Operator just hits enter when that happens and signals the driver to move on.
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Thanks for this post ! - Excellent catch !!!

Finally we may have some good mapping !
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This was spotted in the locality I stay in. Saw it, took out my car, clicked and back.
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So I guess the Scorpios are not related to Google then?
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Default Re: Have you seen Google Streetview cars? EDIT : Starting in Bangalore!

I have spotted Innovas in Gurgaon with such gadgetry in Gurgaon. I wondered what this piece of equipment was. Not sure if it belonged to Google or someone else.
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Exactly. The person responsible for the Indian operations mentioned that they have JUST started taking images.

Wonder what the vehicles were monitoring for so long!

Btw, do GPS vendors follow such practices too (taking 3D images of streets)? If yes, then it could easily be one of them; because the MUV I saw did not have Google explicitly written on it.
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So I guess the Scorpios are not related to Google then?
That's what I'm wondering too. The MUV I saw did not have Google or anything related written on; most of the cars in the pics posted on this thread too don't have Google written on them.

Probably, these cars were doing an initial recce for the Google cars to follow.
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The MUV I saw did not have Google or anything related written on; most of the cars in the pics posted on this thread too don't have Google written on them.

Probably, these cars were doing an initial recce for the Google cars to follow.
These are not Google cars. These cars belong to Map data providers that are building digital maps of India. This has been going on from 2001 onwards. Most of these are small companies that sell data to bigger companies like Navteq or Tomtom.

Couple of such cars got on wrong side of law for taking images/videos of sensitive areas (in 2008):

GPS surveyors booked under OSA - Times Of India
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The one I saw was Google car although their run has also taken a halt for now.

Bangalore cops tell Google to pull out Street View cars - The Times of India
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Yeah Abhishek,
Read that too, I hope they were not covering some coveted mission of Bangy Police.. but I feel Google's India vision is too far streched when we don't have a well layed out civic amenties...God knows the road once mapped would dissappear the next day rains, cable wala, BESCOM & layout....

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The one I saw was Google car although their run has also taken a halt for now.

Bangalore cops tell Google to pull out Street View cars - The Times of India
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Hi, saw this car below maharani bag flyover in delhi yesterday. Not sure whether it is from Google maps or some other company as there were no markings on car. However from camera placement it definitively looks like someone is trying to capture the street view.
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