Google finds a submarine and maps it with Street View

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Google has done it again: added a new Street View tour of HMS Ocelot, a decommissioned naval submarine that now counts the Chatham dockyard in England as its resting place. You can look at the interiors which include a complicated control room and staff sleeping quarters, as well as zoom out to gaze at the […]

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Real Google Street View images show unexpected scenes of everyday life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 5 July 2013

Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman collects real undoctored screen captures of Google Street View that come with surprising and unexpected sights — such as vans going up in smoke and snow monkeys soaking up in hot springs. As he wrote in a commentary for Art F City, ‘This very way of recording our world, this tension […]

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Skyfall’s battleship island is now on Google Street View

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Thursday 4 July 2013

Hashima, the desolate island off the Nagasaki Peninsula coast of Japan that appeared in Skyfall, recently made new waves when Google’s program manager Okura Wakaba announced on the Google Japan blog that the island was on Google Street View. It only took him about two hours to shoot the images of the island using a […]

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Google Street View Hyperlapse

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 11 June 2013

When Teehan+Lax Labs motion designer Jonas Naimark wanted a tool to create hyper-lapse videos with available data sets and emerging technology, the lab built just that so he could build a video with it. The result is Google Street View Hyperlapse with purposely low site settings (maximum of 60 frames per animation) for greater accessibility. […]

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Iconic movie scenes, as seen on Google Street View

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 22 May 2013

What happens when you bring locations that exist within movie realities into, well, real life? Google Street Scene, which squeezes iconic movie scenes into Google Maps’ Street View feature, that’s what. It’s the ingenious brainchild of Tre Baker, who has recreated these movie scenes in Google Street View style — he even blurs out the […]

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Google Street View paintings

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 15 January 2013

There’s Google Street View. And then there’s Google Street View paintings. Through the use of the Google API, Raul Moyado Sandoval expands the limits of traditional painting to create paintings that can be expanded in all directions. Geek art, we call that.

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The Beat: an Instagram and Google Street View mashup

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 December 2012

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Instagram had a love child with Google Street View? As ridiculous as that sounds, the guys from Social Media Information Lab, at the School of Communications and Information at Rutgers University, have recently completed a project called The Beat. It’s a website where you can see Instagram photos and what’s around them. It’s actually a pretty clever idea. They use Instagram photos users added to their map, and combine them with the corresponding Google Street View location to help explore topics in a new way.

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Now you can explore oceans with Google Street View

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Friday 28 September 2012

It’s about time we were able to explore the depths of the ocean from our computer screens. Now, thanks to Google Street View, you can go on a reef-diving adventure without the hassle of scuba-diving lessons. You can virtually explore 360-degree views of coral reefs in six oceans, which were shot using a submersible SVII […]

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Now you can view the world like a computer

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 14 September 2012

The Ascii Street View, which basically converts Google Street View panoramic images to Ascii code, is coded by self-confessed ‘retro textmode geek’ and programmer Peter Nitsch. Tried and tested: looking at the world in Ascii mode makes us feel like we are computers trying to make sense of this human world.

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Finally! Google Street View goes to Antarctica

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Antarctica recently became a lot more accessible to us all right on Google Street View. These precious panoramic sights are going up on Google’s World Wonders Project site, where you will also find some other amazing locations in the world. Well, you can’t quite do a walkthrough in the ‘hood like you can with the usual Street View, but you can get stunning 360° views of historic Antarctic sights such as the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton’s hut (yes, still standing its ground and intact after more than a century!), Scott’s hut, Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery and the Ceremonial South Pole. We were watching out for penguins to see if they got their faces blurred. No such luck. Well, maybe next time.

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Ghost Train video made from Google Street View images

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By Charlie Gleason in New Music on Thursday 7 June 2012

The video for A Ghost Train’s track Chemin Vert was constructed out of panoramic images, painstakingly pulled and manipulated from Google Street View. Described as ‘a trip on the road at supersonic speed spanning across five continents and four seasons’, the result is as riveting as it is inspiring. Fantastic.

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Lehel Kovacs sketches Google street views

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 21 July 2010

These days, what with reality becoming increasingly digitized, it’s almost like you don’t have to travel to a place to experience it. Illustrator Lehel Kovacs riffs on this fact with her series of sketches, done from Google street views, of various cities around the world.

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