International Airport Review: Zurich Airport becomes first airport to use Google Maps Live View

International Airport Review: Zurich Airport becomes first airport to use Google Maps Live View. “Google has activated the Live View feature in Google Maps at Zurich Airport (ZRH), making it the first airport in the world with this function. Using the camera and directions shown on the camera image, passengers and visitors can navigate to their chosen destination at the airport including finding a gate, check-in desk, or restaurants.”

GameRant: Zelda Fan Creates a Google Maps-esque Website for Breath of Wild

GameRant: Zelda Fan Creates a Google Maps-esque Website for Breath of Wild. “Nassim Software is a software designer and Zelda fan. One idea he had was the idea of creating something akin to Google Maps for Breath of the Wild, where one could get a 360-degree picture of a location when taken to a certain place. This set in motion the project to create a Breath of the Wild street view site.”

IFSEC Global: New research on CCTV camera prevalence in cities uses Google street view

IFSEC Global: New research on CCTV camera prevalence in cities uses Google street view . “Do you know how many CCTV cameras there are there in London, or in other major cities around the world? While there have been attempts to estimate these numbers, systematic surveys of camera density are hard to come by. While some studies have sought to estimate the number of CCTV cameras installed in a city, only a few have identified their precise locations. In an innovative study, researchers at Stanford University in California have used Google street view images and computer vision algorithms to count the number and density of cameras in 10 major US cities and six other large cities around the world.”

Aju Business Daily: Hanjin to demonstrate street view database service using cameras installed on delivery trucks

Aju Business Daily: Hanjin to demonstrate street view database service using cameras installed on delivery trucks . “The transportation and logistics service wing of South Korea’s Hanjin Group will kick-start a demonstration to build up the database of street images using cameras installed on delivery trucks. Filmed images will be processed for digital map and other information services including virtual reality and augmented reality.”

Lad Bible: ‘Heist’ Caught On Google Maps Turns Out To Be Pranksters Holding A Glue Gun

Lad Bible: ‘Heist’ Caught On Google Maps Turns Out To Be Pranksters Holding A Glue Gun. “Darren Honeyman and his colleague of 15 years Dave Hutchinson were at work in Darlington, County Durham, earlier this year when they saw the the Google van coming. So, not wanting to miss the opportunity of a lifetime, the pair decided to create a scene especially for the camera. And they didn’t disappoint.”

ZDNet: New Google Maps tools make navigating Sydney’s stations easier

ZDNet: New Google Maps tools make navigating Sydney’s stations easier. “Google and Transport for New South Wales have teamed up to launch new features on Google Maps to make navigating through Sydney’s 130 train and dozen metro stations easier. One of the new features is indoor Street View imagery that will allow commuters to virtually navigate interactive, panoramic imagery inside Sydney stations.”

Internet Retailing: Cadbury launches Google-map powered Worldwide Hide virtual Easter Egg hunt

Internet Retailing: Cadbury launches Google-map powered Worldwide Hide virtual Easter Egg hunt. “As Easter approaches, chocolate company Cadbury has launched ‘Cadbury Worldwide Hide’ – a virtual Easter egg hiding experience where consumers can hide an Easter egg anywhere in the world for someone they love. Using Google Maps Street View, the hider can hide an easter egg anywhere in the world and then share a personalised clue with a loved one to help them find their egg. The recipient will then be sent the clues to help them find the virtual Easter Egg.”

CNBC: How to put Bernie Sanders into any shot on Google Maps Street View or Snapchat

CNBC: How to put Bernie Sanders into any shot on Google Maps Street View or Snapchat. “An image of Sen. Bernie Sanders became an instant sensation Wednesday after the senator was photographed sitting cross-armed in knit mittens, a mask and a winter parka at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony. Before long, the image had spread far and wide as a reaction meme. People also quickly figured out how to help people make their own Bernie memes using Snapchat and a meme generator that uses Google Maps Street View.”

9to5 Google: Google tests ‘Driving Mode’ that lets you add Street View images without 360-degree camera

9to5 Google: Google tests ‘Driving Mode’ that lets you add Street View images without 360-degree camera. “This new feature was spotted by a user over on Reddit, and it looks as though ‘Driving Mode’ lets you mount your phone to your in-car dashboard, your journey will then be recorded and uploaded to the Street View online database without you needing a fancy roof-rack 360-degree camera.”

University of Utah: Analyzing COVID-19 Through Google Street View

University of Utah: Analyzing COVID-19 Through Google Street View. “It sounds like a monumental task. Take the 164 million photos taken of America’s roads and neighborhoods for Google’s Street View and identify in each picture the environmental characteristics like the type of buildings, roads, and sidewalks. It is certainly impossible to do by hand, but not for a computer.”

Mashable: How to blur your house on Google Street View (and why you should)

Mashable: How to blur your house on Google Street View (and why you should). “Google Street View offers up a window to the world in all its bizarre, intimate, and often raw glory. That window just so happens to peek into your home, as well. What that peek reveals may be more than you’ve bargained for — think views into bedroom windows, potential fodder for stalkers, and more. Thankfully, there is something you can do about it. Specifically, you can ask Google to permanently blur your house out — leaving only a smeared suggestion of a building in its place. The entire process is surprisingly easy.”

Motherboard: This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time

Motherboard: This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time. “On June 19, Uday Schultz hit the road. The 19-year-old rising sophomore at Harvard decided to spend part of his summer break fulfilling a dream he has had since middle school. He was going to drive across the country. But without a car and the pandemic in full swing, he decided to do it all from his Brooklyn house. So Schultz fired up Google Street View, plugged in Seattle, and started clicking his way back home.”

Man of Many: 9-Eyes Captures Human Beings in Their Natural Habitat

Man of Many: 9-Eyes Captures Human Beings in Their Natural Habitat. “Named for the nine cameras that the Google Street View cars use, the 9-Eyes blog is an homage to just how beautifully weird our world is. It has been a massive undertaking, years in the process, but amongst the sea of mundane and boring photos, there are plenty of gems. You’ll find everything from kids playing in the streets, to military personnel riding in the back of a jeep with fully automatic weapons. Animals make an appearance, including a tiger walking across an empty parking lot, or a monkey sitting on a wall taking in the view. Vignettes of everyday life are presented without any context, often leaving you wondering what the story is behind the image that was captured.”