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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #100 on: February 22, 2012, 10:37:48 AM »
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Google street view has come to portions of South Korea for the first time
They have good coverage of Seoul, Busan and Incheon. For everything else, Daum is still the best bet.
Google is advancing on the Eastern Front; I wonder how Yandex let that happen. And speaking of Yandex, they've created a platform named Reykjavik which should make English searches easier. And they've expanded their streetview coverage to include some Black Sea resort areas as well as Istanbul and Ankara (but you can't--yet--zoom the map to street level, making the street view useless for our purposes).
In other streetview news, Mapjack has dropped coverage for all except a few spots in Thailand. And the German site Sightwalk dropped its streetview coverage last year due to the privacy controversy in Germany and Switzerland.


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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2012, 12:30:26 AM »
Well, Streetview now covers several areas in Thailand, including Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. This seems like a knockout punch for poor ol' Mapjack (I kind of liked that site). On the bright side, I believe I can pinpoint the Karen village that Neobie was looking for. The cars hang a right at the pictured intersection in Chiang Dao, then a left, then another right: it would seem to be just east of town (kmz attached).

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #102 on: March 24, 2012, 04:37:19 PM »
Wow!! That is awesome!
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #103 on: August 18, 2012, 07:13:14 PM »
For those just jumping into spoiling, this online course from Google on advanced searching might help: video lectures, quizzes, etc.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #104 on: September 27, 2012, 01:27:36 PM »
 :lol:  Every TAR Detective knows about the IMDb.org site.  But did you know about the IMCDb.org? (Internet Movie Car Database)  Yes, you too can research all the various automobiles found in your favorite flick/TV show.

What's that you say?  You're curious about the vehicles seen on TAR?  Well, just click here and enjoy.   :lol3:


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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2012, 04:51:55 PM »
WOw!! You find the best stuff!
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2012, 01:46:19 AM »
What do you get when you marry auto-suggest and street view? Instant Google Street View. It might save some clicks. There are also buttons to generate links and download images.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #107 on: January 20, 2013, 03:30:55 AM »
Wikipedia has opened a travel wiki site at http://wikivoyage.org. They are claiming that it is in it's infancy and will improve as people add their knowledge. I thought it was pretty good right now for a few places that TAR 22 visited (Maun, Botswana, Bora Bora and Christchurch). However, I checked out some small cities in the fairly rural area that I live in and the pages were barebones and needed more work. I imagine it will get better over time.

Wikivoyage is aimed towards travelers and it has info about how to get somewhere, what to see and good restaurants and hotels. I'd expect this would be useful when we first learn that TAR has gone to a particular location to get a quick overview of the interesting sites in the area where filming may occur. It may also provide some insight as to the travel options (plane, train or bus) into and out of the area.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #108 on: February 10, 2013, 12:40:50 AM »
This post explains how Google Translate makes it easier to find the virtual keyboards you need; once you've selected the input language, click the drop-down arrow next to the input icon and click on the keyboard symbol.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2013, 07:26:56 AM »
Great, we can use that! Thanks Slowhatch!
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2013, 12:24:16 AM »
The NSA has recently declassified their own detective manual  :gman:  :). Although ancient by internet standards (2007), you might be able to pull some helpful nuggets out of the 600+ pages. Story and download link here.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #111 on: October 16, 2013, 01:12:17 AM »
Wonobo has just launched, promising street view images of a dozen Indian cities. It's slow and a little buggy, but it's still better than anything Google is offering.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #112 on: November 17, 2013, 08:57:31 PM »
Neobie just reminded us about City8 for Chinese street view. There's also a new kid on the block: Soso. Here's the Ram statue in Guangzhou. Click on the eyeball button (similar to the Daum streetview in Korea) to activate the image-mapping.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #113 on: November 26, 2013, 12:33:23 PM »
Google Maps has added "Street View transit locations" - street view for airports, train stations, museums.
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?authuser=0&hl=en&mid=zqafVP2X3Jp8.kL0YSq0tl8qw

Because you never know when you might need to look inside the Tenerife Airport or the Ngong Ping Cable Car station.
From there to here, and here to there,
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