Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Watching the watchers: mapping Google mapping

Mapping California by lidar
Originally uploaded by marypcb.
A German group called the Free Art and Technology group put a GPS tracker on a Google Street View car: they pranked the driver, and, in one case, filmed him urinating against a streetlamp (this link NSFW if you dislike four-letter words).

It immediately made me think of taking this photo as we passed a mapping car near Davis, California; the driver looked at me as I took the snap and I wondered 'is it an intrusion of privacy to photograph a camera car?"
Tags: google, location, maps, photo, privacy

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