I’m on Google Maps

Posted by Chris Green on Thursday March 19 @ 12:05 pm

As you might be aware, Google today added Street View images to the UK Google Maps service.

As luck would have it I was walking to the tube station on the morning that the Google camera car drove down the street where my house is, taking panoramic pics of the street as it went.

The car in question was a black Vauxhall Astra with a Google logo on the door and a set of cameras on the roof. Not as high-tech as you would expect from Google, but its how you do it.

Anyway, as I was standing on the pavement watching the car go by, I figured there was a chance that I might pop up in one of the subsequent images – and  I was right:


Google has smudged all the faces of people captured in the Street View images, along with car registration plates. Trust me, that really is me!

Street View also has a very nice pic of my house (furtunately it was a lovely day when the car came to do the pics). I’ll post that later.

3 responses to “I’m on Google Maps”

  1. […] First up I did what everybody does – look up our houses and places of work. Then I tried to see if the cars whizzing around London with Google cameras managed to pick up interesting stuff. Our ex-editor Chris Green was doing the same thing –  he managed to find himself on Google Street View! […]

  2. Aha! How coincidental!

  3. Murphy says:

    They got me too! Several years ago, I remember the day I saw them cruising around with all those cameras on their roof, didn’t even know about Google Maps then, but I guessed it was probably someone doing some sort of street view mapping. I never thought to go look until all these years later, and sure enough there I am. Twice in fact, they got me on two different streets. Feels like we are sort of part of an elite club, the Street View Club. Few can say they can actually be seen IN Google Maps, very very cool!

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