Google Street View Car Spotted In North Escambia

March 3, 2019

The Google Street View car was spotted in Molino and the Quintette community on Saturday.

The real magic is mounted above the car  taking 360 degrees of photos. It has motion sensors to track its position. Three lasers are used to create 3D maps of the surroundings.

GPS sensors, along with sensors that measure speed and direction are used to make sure the images are placed in the right place on the Google Maps and in Google Earth. The sensors even provide enough information to tilt and align the images with hilly terrain.

Google uses face and license plate blurring technology to make sure that people and vehicles captured in the images can’t be identified.

There’s no word when the new images from North Escambia will be available on Google Street View. photos, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Google Street View Car Spotted In North Escambia”

  1. Apple Car on March 6th, 2019 11:49 am

    Just saw the Fruity Maps car parked at the Marathon on 97 in Walnut Hill.

  2. Eye of Apple on March 4th, 2019 4:21 pm

    paul, I saw the Apple car Saturday morning at the Muscogee Rd fork.

    And if you’re worried about the privacy issue–hope you don’t have a smartphone, a newer automobile, a smart TV, a computer, use the internet, etc.

  3. wendell on March 4th, 2019 3:24 pm

    @Mike You do not have an expectation of privacy in regards to the view of your property from a public right-of-way. You do have a right to plant trees, bushes, build a fence, etc. but that is where it ends.

    I know at one point Google did recruit on Craigslist for contractors to drive the car for areas they were planning to map; obviously such specialized equipment belongs to Google and it is most likely shipped from place to place. Not sure if they use their own employees now or still contract out the gigs.

  4. Marion Miller on March 4th, 2019 3:16 pm

    Just used google to look at Old Sacred Heart Hospital then I scrolled up to the new Publix but when I turned on Strong the store disappeared and it showed the empty lot. lol. When I went back to 12th up to Cervantes and turned right it showed Publix again but turning right on 11th it showed old N.B.Cook. Thought I was in the Twilight Zone. lol

  5. Mike J. on March 4th, 2019 10:43 am

    Notice the Google car has a California license place. They may not be using local people in each geographic area. Perhaps the camera system has to be installed over there so therefore they have to drive the camera car across the country. I don’t like the privacy issues of our homes being shown all over the world. As mentioned in a comment here, I have seen homes blocked out from all angles, so it is possible. The only advantage in residential areas is when researching real estate.

  6. Like it on March 3rd, 2019 7:25 pm

    Google Earth and Street View are neater than sliced bread.

  7. Sedition on March 3rd, 2019 4:15 pm

    Unless things have changed, you still have the option of blurring out your home face as well. Some of the smarter criminals can use the pictures to do a preliminary “casing” of homes via photos.
    Don’t make it easy for them…make them guess and worry about overwhelming retaliation.

  8. paul on March 3rd, 2019 1:05 pm

    Apple maps came by my house yesterday in a white car. Scenic Heights area..

  9. Grand Locust on March 3rd, 2019 12:54 pm

    The person who said Matt doing stupid immature things would put us on the map was right.,,,,,,,we get an update on google.

  10. anne1of2 on March 3rd, 2019 11:19 am

    It is so nice yo be able to go home without having to drive there, I enjoy their updated photos too.

  11. CW on March 3rd, 2019 9:15 am

    It seems like they always do the rural areas in the worst weather. It’s always cloudy or foggy which makes the area look horrible.

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