Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 
Weirdness caught on Google Maps/Earth
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 29, 30, 31, 32, 33  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> General Forteana
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
gncxxOffline
King-Size Canary
Joined: 25 Aug 2001
Total posts: 13225
Location: Eh?
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 27-12-2013 16:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the faces of the two guys on the right been deliberately blurred by Google (like the number plate)? Not suggesting the Wolf Man is Photoshopped in by the company, of course.
Back to top
View user's profile 
OneWingedBirdOffline
Freelance Subversive
Joined: 19 Nov 2012
Total posts: 1990
Location: Attice of blinkey lights
Age: 45
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 27-12-2013 16:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a fairly common practice, also car number plates get blurred out a lot, although I couldn't tell you why some are still visible and some are not.

Maybe it's done automatically but depends on what the detection algorithm picks up, or doesn't?
Back to top
View user's profile 
gncxxOffline
King-Size Canary
Joined: 25 Aug 2001
Total posts: 13225
Location: Eh?
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 27-12-2013 16:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the software is a bit unreliable? Doesn't explain Wolfie, though.
Back to top
View user's profile 
Anome_Offline
Faceless Man
Joined: 23 May 2002
Total posts: 4920
Location: Left, and to the back.
Age: 46
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 28-12-2013 03:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google's software does indeed automatically blur identifying information like faces and number plates. It can miss them, and I think Google then depend on people to alert them to the errors so they can correct them manually.

It doesn't blur out non-human faces, as the photos of Horseboy attest. And it did initially miss the shot of the couple allegedly having sex by the side of a highway in South Australia (I suspect they staged the photo after seeing the Google car, and chasing it down.)
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website 
TheLeedsOffline
Grey
Joined: 05 Nov 2013
Total posts: 12
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 28-12-2013 16:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrong type of phone box ?

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Rue+de+la+Lib%C3%A9ration,+Pontorson,+France&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=48.553461,-1.506211&spn=0.004034,0.006899&sll=48.553458,-1.506209&sspn=0.008011,0.013797&oq=Rue+de+la+&hnear=Rue+de+la+Lib%C3%A9ration,+50170+Pontorson,+France&t=m&layer=c&cbll=48.553458,-1.506209&panoid=G1Ecf1h6056zIMXIL0A3GQ&cbp=12,47.48,,1,6.34&z=17

Ooh er, sounds a bit rude - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=PO11+9DP,&ll=50.794126,-0.972459&spn=0.000963,0.001725&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=PO11+9DP,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=m&layer=c&cbll=50.794126,-0.97297&panoid=RzdU3Nzml4NeR113hRM28Q&cbp=12,206.62,,1,23.16&z=19

Unfortunate name for a shop - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=E17+9AP&ll=51.576516,-0.015589&spn=0.003787,0.006899&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=London+E17+9AP,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=m&layer=c&cbll=51.576519,-0.015593&panoid=7aZuemOBLBsL4Cj133pLyA&cbp=12,57.39,,2,-0.99&z=17

And again - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=27+High+Street,+Kinghorn&ll=56.070682,-3.173866&spn=0.00085,0.001725&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=27+High+St,+Kinghorn,+Burntisland+KY3+9UW,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=m&layer=c&cbll=56.070682,-3.174378&panoid=n2_yPiO1UhkzjWls7_OJXg&cbp=12,272.63,,0,1.05&z=19

Bottle of light ale ? - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=paris&ie=UTF8&ll=48.868293,2.33304&spn=0.016034,0.027595&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Paris,+%C3%8Ele-de-France,+France&gl=uk&t=m&layer=c&cbll=48.868293,2.33304&panoid=TXIPGEpIvMIoL6vvZzdtTg&cbp=12,313.79,,0,6.15&z=15

Not sure why he's in a theme park, all we know, is he's called, The Stig ! - https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=51.463613,-0.649191&spn=0.003797,0.006899&layer=c&cbll=51.463611,-0.649195&panoid=iRUQgH4n73GIqkquPPCTow&cbp=12,190.33,,0,11.25&t=m&z=17

Squirrel on the wire in Athens, Georgia - USA - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Athens,+Ga&ll=33.764985,-84.420919&spn=0.020264,0.027595&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Athens,+Clarke,+Georgia,+United+States&t=m&layer=c&cbll=33.764989,-84.420932&panoid=-WZWymk9OB2WFGSPzr7T3Q&cbp=12,211.58,,0,-4.17&z=15
Back to top
View user's profile 
liveinabin1Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 19 Oct 2001
Total posts: 1880
Location: insert witty comment here
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 14:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over christmas I was talking to my broth in law about a near by pub with it's own brewery. In fact it's a brewery with pub attached. The pub bit is members only and you have a swipe card to unlock the door and get in.
I wanted to show him what it looks like on the outside, as you can't really tell it's a pub, so I brought it up on street view. Only to find that street view goes inside.

Inside the pub
Back to top
View user's profile 
MythopoeikaOffline
Joined: 18 Sep 2001
Total posts: 9788
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 15:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:
Over christmas I was talking to my broth in law about...


I, too, have relatives who resemble soups... Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile 
Ronson8Offline
Things can only get better.
Joined: 31 Jul 2001
Total posts: 5945
Location: MK
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 16:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:
Over christmas I was talking to my broth in law about a near by pub with it's own brewery. In fact it's a brewery with pub attached. The pub bit is members only and you have a swipe card to unlock the door and get in.
I wanted to show him what it looks like on the outside, as you can't really tell it's a pub, so I brought it up on street view. Only to find that street view goes inside.

Amazing place, I don't think I've ever seen a bar so sparklingly clean.
Back to top
View user's profile 
OneWingedBirdOffline
Freelance Subversive
Joined: 19 Nov 2012
Total posts: 1990
Location: Attice of blinkey lights
Age: 45
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Amazing place, I don't think I've ever seen a bar so sparklingly clean.


I was expecting something more like The Grove in Leeds, great folk pub, great ales but perhaps last redecorated cira 1967. Laughing

It looks too new to have good beer!
Back to top
View user's profile 
liveinabin1Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 19 Oct 2001
Total posts: 1880
Location: insert witty comment here
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 17:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is spanking new, I think the pictures were taken when it had just opened. It's certainly not been open a year yet.

All the beer is brewed on site and is very very good.
If you go downstairs you can see where they brew it.
Used to be a Lloyds Bank you know.


Quote:
I, too, have relatives who resemble soups...

And now you come to mention it, he is not unlike soup.
Back to top
View user's profile 
liveinabin1Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 19 Oct 2001
Total posts: 1880
Location: insert witty comment here
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 17:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now there are mirrors in the pub, but the street view person isn't in the mirror!!!
Back to top
View user's profile 
liveinabin1Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 19 Oct 2001
Total posts: 1880
Location: insert witty comment here
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 17:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now there are mirrors in the pub, but the street view person isn't in the mirror!!!


EDIT:

Mystery solved, it seems that it is some kind of stationary camera. The reflection can be seen here.


Last edited by liveinabin1 on 29-12-2013 17:35; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile 
kamalktkOffline
Great Old One
Joined: 05 Feb 2011
Total posts: 990
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 17:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:
Now there are mirrors in the pub, but the street view person isn't in the mirror!!!

The view was clearly taken by a vampire!
Back to top
View user's profile 
MythopoeikaOffline
Joined: 18 Sep 2001
Total posts: 9788
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 17:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh look, you can see where they keep their safe...
Back to top
View user's profile 
Ronson8Offline
Things can only get better.
Joined: 31 Jul 2001
Total posts: 5945
Location: MK
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 22:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's a big bugger, I think the safe is safe. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile 
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> General Forteana All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 29, 30, 31, 32, 33  Next
Page 30 of 33

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group