From Gizmodo.com Some pictures of the Google street fleet. These Chevy Colbalts’s have 360 cameras mounted on the roof, and will cruise down neighborhoods and arterials while snapping pictures in every direction.
So far only primary streets in major cities have been photographed, (with much controversy at first.) Personally I’m all for it. I’m guarded about my privacy. I check my credit reports, keep a separate mailbox address, but photography on public streets isn’t a violation. It’s the same whether you’re snapping a photo of a local landmark for yourself and Grandma to see, or sharing it with the entire planet.
The fact I can “walk down” major cities right from my desk is cool. It’s what the internet was made for. Just like the commercials for communications companies that idealistically show a classroom in middle America sharing lesson plans with kids in Japan.