Posted Friday, October 16, 2009 10:30 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Google has taken its tricycle camera rig into Legoland California and the Santa Monica Pier to photograph the locations for the Street View feature of Google Maps. The company is also looking for additional suggestions.
See the images or make a suggestion at Google.
I used to work for a company that was bought by TeleAtlas that supplies the data for the roads. The data was expensive because we sent survey crews to all of the cities to verify street names, road rules, etc. I wonder if the Google folks are collecting the same data while they photograph. If so, perhaps they are looking to cut out TeleAtlas and NavTech.
A recent update in the last week or three got my street name wrong. The wrong change even rippled into my Garmin GPS data.
The setup the Google Trike used is pretty cool too. They went through Busch Gardens Williamsburg months ago. Its not up yet, but as much imagery they took I can imagine it will take a while.
Be cool to have this for all parks though.. Between that and Birds Eye, you can pretty much get a general idea of park layouts if you have never been.
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I looked at IOA streetview a few days ago and relived some wonderful memories of working at the park. I hope they streetview many more parks in the near future, because it is awesome!
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