Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Sky Watch with a Google Street View

Have you ever followed this car?

It's the Google Street View car!
First I followed it on my way home from work.
Then, a day later, my son in law followed it as it 'rounded the ramp near our shopping mall.
We were soooo excited to see it.
There was a threat of rain when I was behind it and the camera had a raincoat on...

Now you know how Google gets those street view maps.
{this image from Google}

What a car!
What a job!
What a world!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Keep looking forward . . .
you never know what you'll see!

 Skywatch Friday
Thank you Sky Watch Team!


koralee said...

Morning sweet one...thank you for your early morning visit. I so would love that job...a true dream job if you ask me.

This is my last day with students....2 teacher days next week and then I am as free as a summer bird. Enjoy your last few days...hugs and love. xoxoxo

Martina said...

Strange world huh? Great new possibilities, but also a bit frightening. Sometimes i get this "Big brother is watching you" creepy feeling. But everything has pro and cons, and the great thing is to be so connected and make wonderful friends all over the planet! xx

Julie Harward said...

So that is how they do that huh?! Amazing and it would be a great job I think! ;D

Linda said...

I had no idea Maria! What an amazing coincidence that you should both see it. Thank you for sharing the fun!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

How fun is that, I did not know they do it this way.
I love love your previous post, missed it somehow. It is very thoughtful and sweet.
How have you been? I guess Summer is waiting for you to jump in? I am running into the last week of school, hip hip hooray. No plans the first week, just freedom, no watching at the clock all the time.
Lots of love, have a wonderful weekend ahead ~o xx o~

Pearl Maple said...

How totally cool!
Fascinating that we can google up most streets these days.
Love your photo treatment with the postage stamp is that from a program or did you make it yourself?
Thanks for the comps on the quote, I needed that one myself this week too.
Have a great weekend.

clairz said...

Wow! I've never seen this car, although I've seen plenty of what it has seen. Thank you for this post.

Liz said...

How cool! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

It's me said...

Hhahahahah!! someone is watching us.......have a nice summer weekend

Steffi said...

Interesting photos for SWF!How cool!Have a nice weekend!

Cathy said...

Sweet! I had no idea that that is how it's done.

Jidhu Jose said...

informative shots

happy SWF


Gloria said...

Pretty amazing! It is a little creepy to me when you look up your own street address and see views of your house and your cars parked there! YIKES! :) Oh well,,,it is the world we live in! What are you going to do?? :)

Have a beautiful day, sweet friend!


Al said...

I've never seen it, although it's certainly been down my street. Very interesting.

lotusleaf said...

Great job- yours and google's too!

francis said...

and....what a lady you are my friend.
Now we all know !
Now a days there are so many jobs
we don't know !
Soon children will no longer want to be a nurse , teacher , stewardess , fireman , policeman
Have a cosy weekend sweet friend.

Pearl Maple said...

thanks for your advice I will have to check them out

thanks for your kind comments on the tattered angels site too, having friends drop by there helps me hold a spot on the team

From The Heart said...

Wow!!! I had never thought about how they get those shots!This was so interesting!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO THERE GORGEOUS! I always wondered how GOOGLE got their map!!!! SENDING LOVE YOUR WAY, Anita

Sandy said...

Awesome! I always wondered how they got all those street views, and now I know. :)

Pat said...

Cool! I've seen the Google Street View Car even up here in the boonies--the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the east side of northern California. I saw it near Georgetown, a former wild west gold-mining-cum-logging town 7 miles from our house.

They are all over the place! Great shots.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Maria!!!! YOU ARE ALMOST DONE! Will let me tell you, this was my first FULL week off. Last week I had one teacher/clerical day and the THREE days of a workshop but this week was sheer bliss getting up with NO WHERE pressing to go other than to take a walk!!!


Wanda said...

Wonderful take on sky watch.

That Google car is almost as cute as the Geek Squad car ~ Hee hee

EG Wow said...

I've never seen that car or one like it. Very cool!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities, welcome summer to you also Maria. I have never seen a Google Street view car but maybe we do not have them in Italy.