I've been ignoring Google Street View unintentionally, but just started playing around with it. Notwithstanding the justifiable legal fuss about privacy issues, it seems rather nifty. Would it be possible to add a module that allows us to embed Google Street View into our hubs? Would it set HubPages/writers up for potential legal issues? I'm just thinking it would be especially nice for travel articles - it would be such a cool enhancement to see the location up close and personal.
I personally don't think it's so great. Last time I tried to use it to find a place my husband was meant to go, he ended up wandering around for half an hour. Turns out it was about 5km out.
Also they can be quite out of date. The place where I'm living (and have been for nearly two years) still has a picture from when the previous tenants were here.
I think it is good some times, but unless double checked it can pose some problems.
If we had a capsule that allowed us to just input a location, chances are people may not even double check it - just throw it in like an RSS feed.
I would like to see Google Maps before I saw Google Streetview.
However Google Streetview would also be a good addition to let people look around a location or landmark in the hubtrails project.
WryLit, you're right, it's definitely spotty. It's just that I found myself looking at an alleyway in a town across the world...it was so detailed! And not a place people would usually photograph.
I agree, that's a good idea, thisisoli, Google Maps would be great for travel hubs and such.
by Guy Foxe 6 years ago
Is Google Street View an Invasion of Privacy?A recent story on the NPR show, In the Media, discussed opposition to Google Street View, a feature as I'm sure you know that takes searchable 360 degree views of city streets. Groups argue that the feature invades privacy. What do you think?
by MomsTreasureChest 4 years ago
Have you ever seen the Google Street View camera car around your neighborhood or on the highway?
by Will Apse 9 years ago
Is there any way to embed Google Street Maps in a Hub Page? They have a lot of potential in all sorts of areas.
by Will Apse 9 years ago
Can we please have a way to embed Google Street maps? Think of the hubs that can be made for travel, history, eating out getting to places etc etc that would benefit from Street Maps.
by theirishobserver. 7 years ago
Google has been ordered by city police to suspend its "Street View" service in the Indian IT hub of Bangalore, the company said today, in the latest setback to its global mapping project that has been hit by privacy fears.The technology giant has sent a fleet of cars around the globe to...
by Thallia Roberts 5 years ago
While entering "pant..." I got an interesting hub title suggestion:"Smart Ass Thong Panties for Moms Product Review"Sure is an interesting topic! I suppose it would be fun to write about, but it would probably get flagged.Has anyone else experimented with the topic/title...
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