[talk-au] Google nearly up to date

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 21:48:58 BST 2008

Interesting.   Just been checking out suburban intersections in
Canberra using GSV and while you can often find the signpost, you can
rarely read the street names on them.  Sometimes on a narrow street T-
intersection, if the car was on the left hand side of the road, close
to the sign, you can just make out the letters.

[ Also interesting, the blue GSV route overlays are sometimes quite
inaccurate WRT the air photos.  Check out Academy Close in Campbell
and the Russell offices at the end of Northcott Drive - in both cases
the road goes through buildings.  It is not just a matter of
registration and misalignment - the shape is wrong.   Note also in
this area the street view map and the street map are out of alignment
by 5 or 6 m or more.  Easter eggery or simple shoddiness? ]

Why would the copyright and associated fair use provisions of the GSV
be any different to the rest of Google maps and other Google

Whether you decide to use GSV as base data, or third party
confirmation, the above examples show you really need to check and
confirm everything independently.


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 2:23 AM, James Andrewartha
<trs80 at tartarus.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
> - which reminds
> me, what are the legalities of getting names from street view?

Jim Croft
jim.croft at gmail.com

"Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality."
- Joseph Conrad, author (1857-1924)

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