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Re: Google Streetview

Post by robbage » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:33 am

I heard a rumour that the streetview cars are mapping Wifi MAC addresses at the same time.
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Re: Google Streetview

Post by treeny » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:02 pm

geez, wudnt those cameras be the worst fore aerodynamics........
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Re: Google Streetview

Post by robbage » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:01 am

Spotted in Ballajura and Marangaroo Thursday by my ever-alert 8-year-old.
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Re: Google Streetview

Post by xli » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:45 am

robbage wrote:I heard a rumour that the streetview cars are mapping Wifi MAC addresses at the same time.
What would be the point of that? Only way I can see a use in it is to show wireless hotspots.. but I suspect that isn't likely to take into account insecure home networks?

As for Midland area, my dad spotted the SV vehicle travelling through Guildford/Woodbridge sometime early-middle November 09. So I'd assume Midland would have been done around the same time.

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Re: Google Streetview

Post by robbage » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:17 am

Just MAC addresses. Something to do with finding your location on google maps/streetview/Earth by typing in your MAC.
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Re: Google Streetview

Post by Fastlane » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:39 am

robbage wrote:Just MAC addresses. Something to do with finding your location on google maps/streetview/Earth by typing in your MAC.
Google Maps and Google Android can help locate your position (on a mobile device) by looking at 'registered' wireless AP's that are reachable by your device.

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Re: Google Streetview

Post by robbage » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:48 pm

Fastlane wrote:Google Maps and Google Android can help locate your position (on a mobile device) by looking at 'registered' wireless APs that are reachable by your device.
That sounds like what I mean, except your explanation makes sense :o
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Re: Google Streetview

Post by xli » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Thats pretty neat. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Re: Google Streetview

Post by robbage » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:37 pm

What happens when the streetview cars get lost :lol:

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Re: Google Streetview

Post by TLD11 » Fri May 30, 2014 10:35 pm

Sorry to bump an old topic - Looks like the street view cars are out again. Saw one near Mt Henry bridge on Kwinana Freeway on Wednesday morning. Was a VW Tiguan. Last time Perth was done was Dec 09/ Jan 10 if i remember correctly.

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Re: Google Streetview

Post by robbage » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:58 pm

We passed one in Morley Saturday arvo
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