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Workbox

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It came out of know where, I had to get 90 mph to catch up to them and the plates where out of state, they looked like Maryland. So what is next?
 
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Thomas Fiehler

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Looks like a mapping company so I'm not sure what people are paranoid about. That's how these companies make sure they have the newest streets on the software.
 

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I believe what Pamela was trying to point out was that TeleAtlas is a major provider of mapping type data to "the big guys"... Pay attention to "the fine print" on some of the on-line mapping or "satellite/aerial photography" sites and you'll see "...TeleAtlas..." from time to time...

IMHO, there is nothing "sinister" going on here, LOL. I read Workbox's post to mean something closer to "I always wondered how they captured data. There is a ton of it out there, but you never seem them actually gathering it" ... :)

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Workbox

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Yes, this is about the third one I have seen recently when it comes to mapping technology. The first one I saw about 2 years ago was a truck and some boxes on top with mirrors and a GPS saucer. The second one about 6 months ago was a black Suburban with real fancy imaging hardware with many tech logos especially Microsoft, and this is the third one. What got me, was all cameras are different from each other. But just posted in case some were wondering what these vehicles look like.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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I think its great. I want one mounted on my car so I can zoom around and photo the whole county. With a good index, wow...instant comps. :)
 

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I think its great. I want one mounted on my car so I can zoom around and photo the whole county. With a good index, wow...instant comps. :)

I was doing a google search to map the property and came across this new feature called "street view". Pretty crazy! You can zoom down the street and look around in a 360 degree angle. I'll try to paste the location for a street in Hollywood. Maybe that's what they were doing????


http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1704+N+Highland+Ave,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90028,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title
 
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Tom Woolford

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I wonder what the driver thought when your flash fired off ?????????
 

Tom Foster

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I like that Google "street view" feature.
 
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