Google Street View Vanishing Point

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Drowned in a dozen different digressions at once! The news in my side of the woods is that me and G are moving house to Green Lanes next month, to a lovely place with a conceptual shed on the Haringey Ladder, one minute from Haringey Station. We began snooping around in Street View and discovered oddly that many businesses in Green Lanes have got INTERIOR STREET VIEW. You can look inside individual businesses….

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I’m on the inside… looking outside…
And you can see the different street view operators themselves in CCTV cameras at times if you zoom in…

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Why hello there…
In fact these interiors open up a whole world of exciting opportunities, full of mirrors and reflections and cctv cameras feedings back into a loop of street view. But one of the things I noticed was that interior street views often have a “vanishing point” if you look at the ground….

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I went to google and it seems these interior street views are now an independent thing where approved photographers can do it on behalf of street view, so a photographer must have gone around and done it for the businesses up and down Green Lanes in particular. Browsing through a list of approved photographers for street view in London, you can look at some of the general galleries of interiors they have shot in London, for example:

http://www.biztour.co.uk/portfolio/
http://weeks360.com/gallery.php
http://idealinsight.co.uk/360-google-virtual-tour-portfolio/

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See more:

“Google Street View: Capturing the World at Street Level” (Dragomir Anguelov, Carole Dulong, Daniel Filip, Christian Frueh, Stéphane Lafon, Richard Lyon, Abhijit Ogale, Luc Vincent, Josh Weaver. Computer, vol.43, no. 6, pp. 32-38, June 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.170)
Google Business View

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