Comments on: Why did Google create Street View? http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/ Keeping up with the various digital globe products from companies such as Google, Microsoft and more Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:14:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: mickey http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-3145 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2007/06/03/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-3145 I’ll admit I was wrong on this one (this post was from three years ago). I still think that it’ll eventually be essentially replaced with the 3D buildings/trees, but it’ll take longer than I expected.

Two things have gone differently than I expected:
1 — 3D buildings have been slower to come along. They’ve certainly added a ton, but there’s still a long way to go.
2 — More importantly, they’ve added a LOT more Street View imagery than I would have expected. The depth of coverage has become staggering. For 3D buildings to replace it, they’d need pretty much full 3D coverage across the globe, which we’re obviously a long way from.

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By: mrfoxtalbot http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-3138 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:31:38 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2007/06/03/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-3138 I have to disagre with you here. Street view has so much more detail that GE´s 3D Buildings. From the top of my head: If I am looking at a specific business/shop/bar I am not going to get much info from the 3D model.
See ya!

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By: 2010 Geospatial tech « About Geo-Infomatic by PK http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-2675 Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:20:00 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2007/06/03/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-2675 […] http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/ […]

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By: Google Earth in 2010 « Earth to Bobby http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-2647 Mon, 07 Dec 2009 19:02:20 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2007/06/03/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-2647 […] a few days ago) and that seems likely to continue. I said a few years ago that I thought StreetView might simply be a temporary solution, as 3D modeled worlds would eventually be more useful. I still think that’s true, but […]

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By: Guy R. http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200706/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-3 Mon, 04 Jun 2007 18:14:50 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2007/06/03/why-did-google-create-street-view/#comment-3 I too thought that StreetView was interesting but wondered why they went that route considering they own Google Earth. As a stop gap they could have generated streetviews from GE instead of using immersive techs products with all its potential issues (Privacy, and visual noise to name two). But there are great things to be learned from this product. First, it’s very easy to navigate and change perspectives. Second, it offers a step toward providing real-time 3D imagery. Third, now we know it can be done. Expect other way cool products to appear because of this!

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