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Street view scavenger hunt (find the bikes)

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Mick

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May 31 2013 at 11:39am #

Google still shows the exit from the Jail Trail to Bates. I miss it.

Exit to Bates


Swalfoort

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Jun 3 2013 at 2:43pm #

In scoping out vantage points for the downtown cordon (bike) count on Wednesday, I found therse:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.443792,-80.002642&spn=0.002658,0.00611&sll=41.117935,-77.604698&sspn=5.387045,12.513428&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.443792,-80.002642&panoid=3fHKpwqzZ0NCKYyoePsT7w&cbp=12,114.17,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.444804,-79.994151&spn=0.001337,0.003055&sll=41.117935,-77.604698&sspn=5.387045,12.513428&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.444838,-79.994017&panoid=au4mQrrQFo2YoW2jl7cXVg&cbp=12,217.71,,0,5.41

First one is of a bike cop on Seventh Avenue in front of the Byham, the second is a sidewalk rider on Penn Avenue approahing 11th.


erok

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Jul 25 2013 at 10:38am #

an east carson street double!

http://goo.gl/maps/a4AA7


RustyRed

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Jul 25 2013 at 1:07pm #

Ugh, I can’t seem to get the Street View to pop up nicely for this cyclist, but he’s riding along the TRHT between the Casino and then under the WE Bridge. You can see how excited he is to see the Google Mapping vehicle (I’m guessing it’s a guy on a bike with a specially adapted camera?). If you follow them along the trail, he takes pictures of the GMV with his cell phone and then follows the GMV and talks to the operator as they travel together. Kinda interesting.

http://goo.gl/Eu4gGh


Mick

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Jul 25 2013 at 5:46pm #

RustyRed wrote:Ugh, I can’t seem to get the Street View to pop up nicely for this cyclist, but he’s riding along the TRHT between the Casino and then under the WE Bridge.

That is so cool!

Best if you start east of the WE bridge.

It funny how for part of the ride, the “bicyclist” is just a disembodied head and helmet, because of the way google merges pictures.


helen s

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Jul 26 2013 at 7:37am #

In looking at that segment along the trail, there was one old picture which showed the blue plastic structure (an outdoor classroom) in the CSC parking lot.
It was removed at least 3 years ago.


Mick

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Jul 26 2013 at 1:31pm #

@ Helen S It was removed at least 3 years ago.

Since there’s still plenty of trails (and roads) that aren’t on Streetview at all yet, we can’t expect that updating the views they have to be a high priority.


erok

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Jul 26 2013 at 2:14pm #

i think it was swalfoort that originally found this one, but it’s soooo good it needs to be reposted.

http://goo.gl/maps/GVyjR


TeamDecaf

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Jul 28 2013 at 7:51am #

^^^^ hahaaa – not what I expected, but classic.


Mick

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Jul 29 2013 at 1:15pm #

@ erok – oddly enough, if you back out to the map and try to find those guys again, they aren’t there.


erok

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Aug 15 2013 at 1:52pm #

http://goo.gl/maps/iSCUh

dude looking for bike parking in the strip


smarchit

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Aug 15 2013 at 4:31pm #

Here’s one I found last night of someone climbing South 18th Street in front of Ultimate Auto (just above Saber Park in case my link doesn’t work right). The rider is visible when viewed coming down the hill or on a side view, but disappears if you try to find him in the uphill view.


smarchit

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Aug 15 2013 at 4:31pm #

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=%2B40%C2%B0+25′+15.91%22,+-79%C2%B0+58′+50.10%22+(40.421086,+-79.980583)&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=40.421142,-79.980597&spn=0.00044,0.000603&sll=40.421052,-79.980568&sspn=0.000443,0.000603&t=h&z=21


Swalfoort

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Aug 15 2013 at 6:03pm #

The uphill ‘he’s there’ downhill ‘he’s not.’ has to do with when they ran the car, at least sometimes. Sometimes the view in opposing directions shows wildly different weather, for example.

It is always fun to play around with these images…
front, back, approach from a side street, etc.

on the photo erok reposted, i was trying to get a look at the adjoining public steps.


smarchit

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Aug 15 2013 at 6:21pm #

Such a pleasant unexpected surprise lol

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