[OSM-dev] Google Street View

Sjors Provoost sjors at sprovoost.nl
Wed Aug 6 04:37:34 BST 2008


On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Sjors Provoost <sjors at sprovoost.nl> wrote:
> Hi everyone (legal and dev),
>
> Now that the Google Street view imagery is growing pretty rapidly, I
> wonder if we could ask Google for permission to use the imagery to
> [...]
>
> Things they could be useful for (for the dev people to talk about):
> * fetch street names from the signs
> * find mail boxes
> * estimate road quality
> * get the exact width of the road (since we 'know' the camera settings)
> * get the exact coordinates of features: if we know where the camera
> is, what direction it is looking at and typical size of a feature, we
> know exactly where it is. Gets even better with triangulation.

This Google Tech Talk is quite relevant in this context:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7896376816571396341

Sjors




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