: Google Street View Now in Canada


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JesseJ
2009-10-07, 11:28 AM
Google Street View, a feature of Google Maps and Google Earth that shows high-resolution street-level images, has gone live in 11 Canadian cities: Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Ottawa Kitchener and Waterloo. (http://www.digitalhome.ca/2009/10/google-street-view-live-in-canada/)

Live today...they messed up on my street ahahahhahah so my house is still anonymous!

Vikzak
2009-10-07, 12:32 PM
I checked out my parents house in Scarborough, and I can see them outside with my kids. I've also checked out my house in Ajax (it was a Friday, I can tell from the recycle bins) and my brother's house in Whitby. I was only expecting the down core to be done, I didn't realize that the would be going on almost every street in the burbs.

dmoes
2009-10-07, 12:46 PM
Hey who is that strange guy on my front porch kissing my wife?:eek:


just kidding of course but I wonder how many people have been caught by google cameras where they should not be, or up to no good?

djino
2009-10-07, 03:02 PM
OMG. THIS IS SOME SCARY ****!!!

djino
"I'm gonna keep my blinds closed permanently :eek:"

cm023
2009-10-07, 03:09 PM
Not in London yet. This isn't fair, what's so special about Kitchener.... :(
I even saw the cars driving around town a few months ago...

Coop
2009-10-07, 03:16 PM
Looks like they went down my street late last year.

99semaj
2009-10-07, 03:32 PM
Cool...I checked last night around midnight and it wasn't active. I was expecting to see my car on one of the views since I passed the Google camera car, but it didn't make it.

CrazyInSane
2009-10-07, 04:10 PM
Sweet... hope they expand to every province.

smootherator
2009-10-07, 04:53 PM
looks like they came around here April or May...so it must take a while to process all that imagery.

CrazyInSane
2009-10-07, 05:00 PM
and "here" is... where? I've heard people saying they've been to Summerside, Prince Edward Island but I highly doubt that.

Alternate
2009-10-07, 06:18 PM
I see you, Google Street image mapper. :)

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=49.199654,-122.946668&spn=0,359.976697&z=16&layer=c&cbll=49.19926,-122.947513&panoid=ZJKwFbo7WHZMbHTBzjnkcQ&cbp=12,42.07,,1,7.36

New Westminster BC.

cm023
2009-10-07, 06:28 PM
Here is where their going to be going (http://maps.google.ca/help/maps/streetview/where-is-street-view.html) , it showed they were in London a few months ago but I noticed London & Windsor have both been taken off so they have must of wrapped up around here. There is alot of smaller cities in SWO (ex. St Marys) being taken, but of course St. Marys is more of a Tourist area so that is to be excepted. I assume it also includes "Surrounding Areas" too.

Edit: i noticed theirs a few spots where just one dead end of a road is covered (no sign of the car entering) so that shows they are defiantly going to be expanding soon, otherwise covering 100m of just a dead end road doesn't make scene. (S-W of K/W if you were wordering)

57
2009-10-07, 06:32 PM
Mine looks like late March. My grass looks freshly raked and I did that March 24. Our street looks a lot nicer in the summer with all the trees in leaf, but I guess you can't see the houses then...

jvincent
2009-10-07, 06:33 PM
I checked out my house and saw something cool. The street that tees into ours was imaged in early spring before the leaves came out and you can see our house fine.

Once you actually get onto our street though the view changes to about two months later and everything is fully green. It was pretty freaky.

james99
2009-10-07, 06:50 PM
I guess Hamilton and Burlington are now part of Toronto or Kitchener?

Not sure why only 11 cities are listed in story.

james99
2009-10-08, 10:51 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5141974/google-maps-car-hits-a-deer-records-entire-ordeal-on-google-maps

ava0775
2009-10-08, 01:15 PM
Wow, I am pleasantly surprised the photo is so recent for our house. Looks like the second week of July.

JamesK
2009-10-08, 03:04 PM
One thing I've noticed is it's difficult to move up the street a bit. You have to drag that little figure and positioning isn't very precise. It would be nice to simply click on a button to move over, just like on the satellite views. Yesterday, I tried looking up the home I grew up in, and by specifying the address, I wound up a few doors down the street. It took a bit of effort trying to get to where I wanted to be.

cyclocommuter
2009-10-08, 03:23 PM
One thing I've noticed is it's difficult to move up the street a bit. You have to drag that little figure and positioning isn't very precise. It would be nice to simply click on a button to move over, just like on the satellite views. Yesterday, I tried looking up the home I grew up in, and by specifying the address, I wound up a few doors down the street. It took a bit of effort trying to get to where I wanted to be.
Try pressing the left-right arrow on the keyboard to move up/down the street.

redzone
2009-10-08, 03:41 PM
theres also little arrows on the line along the road you cna click that will advance 1 photo