Google Street Level

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by John, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have spent several hours looking at the new street level photos on Google
    Earth (and Google maps) (Florida holiday venues and San Francisco).

    What an amazing achievement to take the photos and to have the ability to
    make them all so available. I understand that photos are currently being
    taken in London.
     
    John, Jul 11, 2008
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  2. John

    dgcarter Guest

    Yes they are, however there is some debate as to whether publication
    of them would contravene the data protection Act.
     
    dgcarter, Jul 12, 2008
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  3. John

    Chris H Guest


    Also the "commercial use" might be a problem and needing to get
    permission for some buildings. Etc.
     
    Chris H, Jul 12, 2008
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  4. On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, Chris H wrote:

    CH> In message <>,
    CH> writes
    CH> > On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:43:10 +0100, "John" <>
    CH> > wrote:
    CH> >
    CH> > > I have spent several hours looking at the new street level photos on
    CH> > > Google
    CH> > > Earth (and Google maps) (Florida holiday venues and San Francisco).
    CH> > >
    CH> > > What an amazing achievement to take the photos and to have the ability
    CH> > > to
    CH> > > make them all so available. I understand that photos are currently being
    CH> > > taken in London.
    CH> > >
    CH> > Yes they are, however there is some debate as to whether publication
    CH> > of them would contravene the data protection Act.
    CH>
    CH>
    CH> Also the "commercial use" might be a problem and needing to get permission
    CH> for some buildings. Etc.
    CH>

    I thought the commercial use of photographs of recognisable people
    required a model release in the UK.

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    Alan

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    Alan Clifford, Jul 12, 2008
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  5. John

    Chris H Guest

    It can do.... Also some buildings... it depends on the "commercial use"
    I suspect only the lawyers will win this one as it would be a civil(?
    :) case.
     
    Chris H, Jul 12, 2008
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  6. John

    Poldie Guest

    Google will take local laws into account, and blur the faces of people
    in photos from certain countris.
     
    Poldie, Jul 12, 2008
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  7. John

    Geo Guest

    Do you think they could make the merkins look thinner too?

    Geo
     
    Geo, Jul 13, 2008
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