Google is asking businesses to invite it in to take photographs, extending Street View into hotels, restaurants and shops to show what's inside as well as what's outside. The project is called "Business Photos" and involves a Google photographer dropping by for an hour or so to take a series of panoramic shots. Some of those are …
I'd laugh if they continue with their normal ad-hoc verification process. I can just see someone with a Chinese IP address submitting MI6 as a business interested in taking up Google's offer ;-)
Now you're giving me ideas...
I'll happily nominate a few swingers clubs, should still be interesting even with the face blurring.
Paris as I'm pretty sure I'd be able to pick her out even with a blurred face.
UFO Abductions, John Lumic & Google
Not long now before Google start abducting citizens off the streets, anally probe them and conduct all sorts of bizarre tests to establish statistics, before releasing them bewildered and upgraded to Human 2.0™ with an RFID chip in their head onto a desolate Nevada highway.
You mark my words...
You need to get out of your Mother's basement
and stop watching Doctor Who. :-)
Who says they haven't already invented time-travel and their decendents aren't coming back from the future to perform these tasks already! There's plenty of people about claiming to have been through what you've described!
I'd be more than happy to have them photograph my place of work.
All I ask is that they allow me into theirs with a camera too.
I was surprised to find the other day that you can StreetView your way around *inside* the Alton Towers theme park. My guess is AT agreed to it as it's good for business...
Sadly Legoland doesn't even have its internal layout in 2D on Google Maps ... they should do this for all the major attractions. Far easier to whip my phone out than a big foldy paper map.
Likewise, The Eden Project. One of the many places the pushbike versions of the spycars have visited.
Re: Re: New?
Likewise, Malham Cove, which looks quite lovely on Streetview...
Nah, do it yourself and upload them here:
Use a site that will actually be seen by potential customers.
Great for potential thieves.
Certainly will make it easier for folks to "case out" a place in preparation for a robbery.
How kind of Google to provide this service.
So you invite the Google to snap the inside of your eatery and then they post pictures of your establishment full of what appear to be shop mannequins getting in the way of the fine decor....
Actually, most of their plans are already in place..
After all, how many people now have an Android phone?