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    Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Yes, the backward bumpkinville of Ames, IA has finally grown up and joined the rest of the world on Google Maps. You can crawl along the streets of Ames

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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    They just added a bunch I think. I noticed that New Orleans now has it also. Although for some reason they are still missing half of Omaha it seems.



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    That's scary. I can see my car



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Weird. It carries over to Boone as well.


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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Weird. It carries over to Boone as well.
    No, sir. It carries on to Beaver. Because Beaver demands it.



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Now, the question is how closely can we pin down the date these pictures were taken? Judging by the pictures on the west side of campus, it's obviously late fall, and later in the afternoon. It's not between the hours of ~3:30-5:30 as the band isn't on the practice field. Anyone want to guess on a date?



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    It's 2006.



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    My crappy Westbrook apt is on there. Ah the memories.



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    It's fall 2007 or at least the parts of Ames I know where cars would be parked is.
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    It's 2006.


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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    It looks as if a car with multiple cameras I'm guessing drives all the streets and it records the footage from all cameras and compiles it into a 3-d image. You can tell that a camera type deal comes off the roof of the car from the shadow on the road.

    Is this correct in how they do it?



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Definitely fall 2007. CyRide has their building going up. If I had to guess based on construction it would be sometime in November.



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    It looks as if a car with multiple cameras I'm guessing drives all the streets and it records the footage from all cameras and compiles it into a 3-d image. You can tell that a camera type deal comes off the roof of the car from the shadow on the road.

    Is this correct in how they do it?
    It may not be multiple cameras, but one camera that can take a complete 360 degree panorama.



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Quote Originally Posted by HGPuck View Post
    It's fall 2007 or at least the parts of Ames I know where cars would be parked is.
    I'm guessing late October b/c Lambda Chi is setting up Goreville in their front yard. 237 Ash Avenue, - Google Maps



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    It may not be multiple cameras, but one camera that can take a complete 360 degree panorama.
    True, would the camera have to be rotating? or just take a wide panoramic view? The question I have about one is how is the car able to drive down the road and take video footage directly 90 degrees left and right of the direction of the car?



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    Re: Ames now has "Street View" in Google Maps.

    wow that is sick... i can almost see home, and my other happy place. both times it stops like 2 miles too short



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