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I see google has allowed a new service called streetview which shows your house in full detail.

Personally I think that if you have a caravan then it is an address book for thieves to trawl and see your caravan, car and other details knowing when and what to target.

I have started the process of removal from google.

What do you all think?

Bobby

 

Hi Bobinet

 

I'm actually with a Google employee this week and I have been relating all furore to her from back

in the UK (I'm in CH) and all she can say is that 'it isn't illegal to take photos in a public place' and

'anyway we obscure faces and registrations etc' and apparently any image will be pulled following

complaint, so you should be sorted out soon.

 

I have always said that a caravan on a drive (or rather not on a drive IYSWIM) is an advert to

burglars and they are more likely to be oppurtunist local scum rather than computer literate.

Having said that I seem to remember a story (here?) about a van that was taken overnight

after it had been loaded up ready for a holiday the previous evening so care is needed.

 

The main reason I use secure storage is to give the low life scum a choice of nicer/bigger vans

than mine ;)

 

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as far as i'm aware, it's a photograph, not continuous streaming of film, so personally i don't have a problem with it. and those who do have a problem - and it's fair enough if you do - can have their bit removed, just as you're doing bobinet.

 

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And if Google Earth is anything to go by the photos will be years out of date!

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Hi,

If you complain and have your house removed how does it look on the new maps, is it faded out or is there a blank space where the house should be?

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Ian.

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Hi Ian

I am not sure.

I recall trying to look up someones place a few weeks back and it looked like a cloudy formation over the area, but that was just on google maps.

I have had a receipt of complaint aknowledgement and they are looking into my reasons. Will report back when I have news

Bobby

 

Hi Bobby,

Thanks for the information,

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Out here in the sticks, we have no chance of being Googled

We don't even have cable ;)

 

Which areas have they actually filmed as I can only find reference to the smoke

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Can't see any problem with the Google thing. The way this country is now it's a wonder you can go to the loo without being seen on some camera or another.

 

These photos will be months out of date already. The photo of my Stepdaughter's house in SW London was clearly taken during Wimbledon fortnight as the special parking signs are on the lamp posts.

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Streetview is in use in many other countries, without furore, lets just get on with it and not start to stress over it. I can name half a dozen adresses within 3 miles of me (on main roads) that have caravans parked up, all without the help of a computer.

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Just to put a different complexion on this. Margaret, who no one could accuse of being a computer nerd has spent the afternoon glued to the laptop looking at streets where she used to live, play and go to school in Newcastle upon Tyne. She has found it quite fascinating and wondering why its changed so much in 40 years!

 

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The normal 'google earth' has updated images, our caravan is outside our house on the image. Funniest thing is it must have been on one of the very few occasions last summer where we brought it home to empty it :lol: it's not been outside the house since August so it's fairly out of date already

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I see google has allowed a new service called streetview which shows your house in full detail.

Personally I think that if you have a caravan then it is an address book for thieves to trawl and see your caravan, car and other details knowing when and what to target.

I have started the process of removal from google.

What do you all think?

Bobby

 

Well as you asked, i think your extremely paranoid and severely out of touch with reality on this issue.

 

So a thief spends his time randomly searching through out of date maps to find an out of date picture at a house which may or may not still have the van in the picture.

 

Do you honestly think that these type of thefts are opportunist, spare of the moment jobs?

 

If your van is nicked they have had a good nose at it a few times to spot the security involved plus the lay of the land.

 

Not pick any grainy image up from a 4 year old photo on google.

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Hi,

If you complain and have your house removed how does it look on the new maps, is it faded out or is there a blank space where the house should be?

Regards,

Ian.

 

I know of an Italian airbase in southern Italy that has disappeared into a forest of tree's, that was on Microsoft Virtual Earth, so no doubt the same type software will be used for Google. :rolleyes:

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And if Google Earth is anything to go by the photos will be years out of date!

Google Earth is about 6 years out of date and Street View is about 7 months out of date in my area. Can't see them updating regularly though.

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Just looked at mine and it is a bit old now as the caravan and car in the picture have long gone - 3 years. .

also the trees in the garden -- blew down 4 years ago.

Another one I looked at my cousins house in Queensland Australia -- they even had camera eye views of the houses -- great but they were at least five years out of date -- the only thing that was the same was the bin hanging on the street sign

 

My son has just shown me one of the sites where you can run a time line of the satellite pics of your area -- quiet interesting to see the house next door suddenly appear. .

 

and our old orchard sprout a bungalow as well -- didn't know that existed. .

 

I think that some of the pics are very hit and miss -- some things there when do don't expect them and others missing when you thought they were there. .

 

 

One interesting point though -- and this is serious -- we are thinking of building a new school as ours with 1100 students is now too small and we want 1600 student accommodation -- and approached the Local government for suitable areas. .

They sent a representative to the collage to talk to the governors about suitable sites they could offer to us - and even had wonderful satellite photos of the sites - all in a nice folder -- the only problem was that Morrison's had built the largest Midlands distribution depot on it 4 years previously. .. So if the local authority don't know what is there -- who really does???

 

So I take them all with a pinch of salt. .

 

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Thanks for all comments. Just had confirmation that MY HOUSE ALONE will be clouded over.

Bobby

 

IMHO you have just announced to the low-lifes of the world that your house is "special" and probably deserves a visit . .. :(

 

Better to just blend into the background with an out-of-date image than announce yourself loudly.

 

I wonder why all the other countries can do this without panic . . but a few folks in England just have to make a fuss. ??

 

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Nothing special as the people only visit to talk.

 

Hi Bobby,

it hasn't bothered me about our house being on there (I've not even looked yet) but I can''t be critical of people who are bothered and do something about it after all you're only exercising your right,

Regards,

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Hi ian

Thanks.

Entwood has unerved me saying that people will now know my house and it is 'special' so a good target.

I can't see how anyone can know my house

 

Bobby

 

Hi Bobby,

I really wouldn't worry about it as you can always reverse your decision so as not to arouse interest in your house. I sometimes think that we could worry ourselves into an early grave :D,

Regards,

Ian.

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