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Old 9th August 2012, 15:18   #61
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I saw one near Vikhroli station few weeks back. It was a scorpio with multi camera mount on the top.
Looks like I saw the same one today. Passed by me at Mahim.
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Old 9th August 2012, 18:45   #62
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I saw one in Bandra on Sv Road a month ago
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YES but anybody seen footage taken using these cars ? They are just filming from long time :-(
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Old 9th August 2012, 22:09   #64
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YES but anybody seen footage taken using these cars ? They are just filming from long time :-(
Perhaps they are taking multiple shots, trying to digitally remove the traffic :P
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Old 9th August 2012, 23:46   #65
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Looks like I saw the same one today. Passed by me at Mahim.
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I saw one in Bandra on Sv Road a month ago
And I thought Google Street View project was abandoned in India due to security concerns raised by few and a stay order from the court.

Has anything changed there after?
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Old 9th August 2012, 23:57   #66
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This is going to be a big issue. The Americans have everything in their hands now. I think google's street view is made solely for the purpose of serving their own cunning intentions. It's almost sure that one day they will use this information in a negative way.
Court should take strict action against these spy works. Nothing is greater than national security. If the data collected by this way get into wrong hands, then it will be a great disaster.
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We already have video maps, probably not the same precision or quality as google street view but something which serves the purpose - VidTeq - Navigation made easy | Video Maps for Bangalore | Location Based Services. I use Google Maps primarily for directions, but if it is a completely new area, this helps familiarize with the locality helping you identify pointers for turns specifically.

Any piece of information which can be helpful to people, can potentially be used incorrectly. This is no different.

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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.
Spotted the same car today at Indore.
Was driven very sedately with four people in the car and with warning lamps on.

No stickering/branding was present on the car to indicate that it's from Google.

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^I've seen some cars like that in hyderabad. They, apparently, were not from google but some other mapping service. From what I came to know, it was some private company surveying for city police.
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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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Spotted the same car today in Andheri, Mumbai. At first I thought that the car was carrying the Ganesha idol (due to it being festive season). But the wires going from under the covers and fixed to the wheels confirmed that this was a Street-View/Map car.

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Spotted the same car today in Andheri, Mumbai. At first I thought that the car was carrying the Ganesha idol (due to it being festive season). But the wires going from under the covers and fixed to the wheels confirmed that this was a Street-View/Map car.
The Scorpio that I saw had a completely different camera setup. Perhaps this is some modification keeping the rains in mind.
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I saw a Scorpio this Sunday here in Gurgaon with the same camera setup as in the pic few posts above. I wonder if it's Google or some other company. Google, if I remember, was stopped by the authorities from mapping in Bangalore. Also the google street view cars I've see in the US have google's logo prominently displayed on the side.
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Spotted a Green Scorpio with a similar camera setup today at Kandivali west. It was just slightly different from the Alto which is posted above.

There were 3 people and I saw the car on the same road twice in a duration of about 1.5 hrs.

There was no logo as such, and people were wondering what is this. Some might have thought that this is some news channel's car.
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Does Any one knows that Street View imagery is available in India already !

Yes, at least in 2 indoor locations.

1. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

2. National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi

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Tutorial : http://maps.google.com/help/maps/str...eet-view.html#

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Happened to see a dull green Scorpio with similar equipment few days back, here in Hyderabad. Not sure, who does it belong to.
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