It’s one of those wonderful discrepancies that happens when a site has to wait a year or so between visits from the Google StreetView photo-harvesters. An office tower in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, plays “now you see it, now you don’t” on StreetView, depending on your viewing location. At a distance, the Irdeto tower looks …
Not "defending" Google BUT...
Still 'recovering' from the (IMO:) educational thread about Windows tools I had some programs still open and wondered how this would look with Bing. As said in the title; not my intention to "defend" Google or anything, but merely showing that they're not the only ones who keep loose knots around.
You're looking at the 'Aerial view' of the same terrain which El Reg (Google) pointed us to. Now go to the 'Aerial' menu and change the view to "Bird's eye". Presto; everything changes.
You're right, its friday (1am at the time of writing, so no freedom yet, but still....). I bet Google got "binged" :-) (lame joke, I know)
Not bad, but google also does weather control!
Visit Street View here: http://tinyurl.com/75r9bkt then go one arrow forward, bingo from rain to sunshine in one move!
(I would have made the link clickable, but I don't know how to on here...)
...is a strange place where many a strange thing happens.
Greetings from Portsmouth :)
Not just weather control...
...it's a whole different season!
Same thing happens here http://g.co/maps/jfprx a bit closer to home. Move South and half of Kingsland High Street Disappears.
Where I live streetview is like an archive of all the demolished buildings after the #EQNZ
Icon coz there's a lot of that sort of thing needed here right now!
WTF is a "#EQNZ"?????
Or - you don't even need Google, just think for 2 seconds - some kind of event that has destroyed lots of buildings, possibly something to do with the letters N-Z. Any closer?
At a guess, Earthquake New Zealand?
Was the hashtag really neccesary, though?
Thank you. Nice to see that someone had the good grace to just provide a sensible answer.
I don't object to the usual acronyms, but I do like to be able to read stuff without having to rush off and look up some stupidity the Tw@s have dreamed up every few minutes.
Man, you do a street level, high resolution, visual map of almost the entire US and a good chunk of the rest of the world, and when it takes a year to do everything AGAIN, people bitch?
(C) Marcus Brigstoke
But David Blane is a gitwizard
I saw Marcus discussing this on TV the other night. He said it's one of his proudest achievements that a Google search for Gitwizard links to David Blaine's website.
Google stole my car!!!!!!
Streetview up my road and my car is nicely parked in a line of parallel parked cars. Turn your view as you go past and the car is there. Go a little further, looking back, and there's an EMPTY SPACE. (an no, it's not because I moved it that day)
There are loads of anomolies like this
Google stole my face!
I looked at the street view car passing by, but on the pictures, all you can see is an ugly blur!!1!
They teleported mine.
It's been caught outside the office in Madrid and at my parents house in West Yorkshire.
There are others!
Try doing a street view drive by of Tesco's on Huddersfield Road, Oldham
@Robert E Harvey
No no, the correct term is twatdangler.
I think you'll find he's a...
Google could really do with easy to find metadata about their streetview and sattelite imagery. I can only judge this locally based on what cars my neighbours own, when the builders spilt that paint on the road etc.
Knowing when a streetview photo was taken would make it a lot easier for businesses to judge what the site conditions are like without having to drag ourselves out of the office for a site visit. Don't google know how useful this free resource is to some of us?
I had to google the EQNZ as well. It wouldn't have hurt to write "New Zealand Earthquake" would it? Just so the rest of the world could understand.
Look at the very bottom left of the Street View panel, and you'll find that Google helpfully puts the Month and Year that the image was taken (after the Copyright notice and "Report a problem" link).
And here's an example of the extreme weather conditions in the North East:
Now you see it
Now you don't
It happens in the heart of the City. If you look here you can see the part-built One New Change, opposite St Paul's:
Back away one click and it vanishes.
...and it vanishes
If only we could do that outside of StreetView.
I used to work in Hoofddorp, It's Holland's Slough, right next to the airport and built up since the 50's to be 'a great place for business' etc. It's sole attraction is it's proximity to Amsterdam and the train line between them.
The edges of it are a permanent building site, most of the locals would not notice this even if it happened in real life.
Actually worse than that, at least Slough doesn't have a "Golden Tulip" hotel. Some of us only worked there occasionally and were almost invariably forced to stay in the ruddy Tulip when doing so.
You can easily judge an hotel near an airport by which airlines' aircrew stay there. The Tulip was one of the ones where all the badges and uniforms seen were from the Ryanair end of the airline spectrum.
It's not that Irdeto disappeared...
...they just changed the codes on us again.
Mine's the one with the moody smartcard in the pocket.
Here's a couple from Shaun of the Dead land...
Obviously it's seen better days as it's boarded up after the zombie attacks... but take one step backwards and... it's been converted into posh houses (unlike zombies, property developers can't be stopped by removing the head or destroying the brain)
and just down the road...
A pavement full of schoolchildren... but take one step back and what happened to the kids? - did the zombies eat them? ... spooky!
"(unlike zombies, property developers can't be stopped by removing the head or destroying the brain)"
How can you tell the difference?
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