View Full Version : Updated Google Maps Street View in NZ

06-03-2012, 10:38 AM
Anybody else notice the updated Google Maps Street View pics? Looks like it's about 6 months to a year old, but the quality for NZ photos is now *heaps* clearer!

I know they're newer at least coz there was previously a rubbish bag out the front of my in-laws, the original photos were taken on a rubbish-day... And it's not there now :D

Zara Baxter
06-03-2012, 10:46 AM
The Street View van was in Ponsonby this morning. :-D

06-03-2012, 10:49 AM
Hey Chilling_Silence

yeah i noticed it tooo , much better than past ones and it's looks like it's HD - High Definition

06-03-2012, 10:55 AM
Yea saw this the other day.
My sister's place is on the corner of an intersection of a main road and an entrance to a subdivision.
On the main road it has the new images and their house is there.
If you move one step down the road into the subdivision it's the old images and the house is gone! :D

06-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Our Land Cruiser is now on the driveway instead of the van we sold years ago, and the new fence is shown :p

We also have a chicken, so it must have been taken around June-September as we used to have them for my brother's Calf Club days.

Anyone want to put a giant digital calendar out the front of their house? :p

06-03-2012, 11:36 AM
Just noticed it says "November 2009" for half of them if you look at the bottom of the Street View :p

06-03-2012, 11:48 AM
I noticed it last night whilst playing with the new tablet. The previous shot of my place showed my son's car leaving the driveway and I was in the passenger seat. The new shot must still be an old one because it shows SWMBO's car that she sold a couple of years ago.

06-03-2012, 11:48 AM
The house next to ours has a 4 sale sign, the girl who bought it lived there for a year then rented it as she is a Dr at the hospital. After her year 2 nurses rented it while doing there first year new grad and they left at New year so the images are at least 2 years old for here. It does indeed say 2009 which is about right

06-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Still no photos at all in our area - Burnside, Christchurch.

06-03-2012, 05:37 PM
Wow, the pics are beautiful.

Definitely a few years old, coz I've got a bunch of trees that have grown many metres since these shots were taken.

06-03-2012, 10:33 PM
Wow, the pics are beautiful.

Yeah a *major* improvement I thought! :D

07-03-2012, 01:37 PM
Is anyone else having their Street View crash, when trying to move forward/backwards?

07-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Is anyone else having their Street View crash, when trying to move forward/backwards?

Not me.
I had to update Flash to make it work on the laptop, so reinstalling Flash would be one of the first things to try.

07-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Sweet, will try that tomorrow (was on work PC (Firefox) when that happened), on my personal PC (Chrome) now it's working with no problems.