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Google to Map San Francisco in 3D

samzenpus posted more than 8 years ago | from the topographical-internet dept.

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mtz206 writes "SiliconValleyWatcher reports that "Google plans to use trucks equipped with lasers and digital photographic equipment to create a realistic 3D online version of San Francisco, and eventually other major US cities. The move would trump Amazon's A9 service, which offers two-dimensional photos of buildings on US city streets.""

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LEEROY JENKINS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767119)

lets do this

Re:LEEROY JENKINS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767595)

LEEROY!!!!!

copyright... (0)

markild (862998) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767131)

Will this be copyrighted then?

Re:copyright... (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767371)

> Will this be copyrighted then?

Everything is copyrighted.

Re:copyright... (2, Insightful)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767524)

yea but you can take photographs of stuff that's outside without having to ask permission...

I would think that this new google thing would be allowed, but then again, google is a for-profit endeavor, so...

Re:copyright... (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767591)

Everything is copyrighted.

And, if it isn't, it's probably patented.

And since I own the patent on "The process of making insightful comments in a ditigal forum," you owe me some money, mister!

-Eric

Thank you, Slashdot! (-1, Redundant)

metlin (258108) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767134)


Without my early morning Google buzz, I'd have a hard time starting out the day!

Now, I may proceed to doing other boringly mundane things, such as staring at the screen and hitting refresh. =)

Re:Thank you, Slashdot! (1)

shicklin (624057) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767179)

Midday for us on the other side of the pond. Great when you've just come back from lunch

woo ha (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767138)

holy 1st

ENOUGH with Google already! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767139)

Can we please get a block-able Google category? This is getting ridiculous.

Re:ENOUGH with Google already! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767166)

i agree!

Re:ENOUGH with Google already! (1)

flatface (611167) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767341)

Who cares? This would still be a /. appropriate story even if it wasn't being done by Google, but some other company. And no, you can't just ignore the article, can you? You have to reply to it, which also brings up the post count. If the Google articles didn't get many comments, do you think they'd still be posted?

Well (1, Insightful)

xor.pt (882444) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767145)

Well, maybe if they extended their service to the rest of the world, say Europe, i'de give a damn.

Re:Well (5, Insightful)

scottme (584888) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767184)

Give them a break. They have to start somewhere after all.

Re:Well (3, Insightful)

xor.pt (882444) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767242)

They did, they started the map in the US, ok. Then the satellite pictures, where(?), in the US, ok i mean they already had the map there, so why not(?). And now they start the 3d maps, of course in the US. My point is, when will they stop implementing new features and start expanding the ones they have to the rest of the world?

Re:Well (1)

Skater (41976) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767377)

Why do they have to expand to the rest of the world? They can serve only one city if they want.

Re:Well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767389)

Start your own compacy and do your own country. Bitching won't solve anything, action will.

Re:Well (5, Insightful)

TGK (262438) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767502)

Google is a US corporation, held by (wait for it) mostly US stockholders with most of its buisness interests and target market in the US.

As a corporation it is legaly bound to do what is best for its shareholders. While rolling out Google 3d Europe might be warm fuzzies, it's not necessarily the most exploitable market. Moreover, if you're going to test out an infrastructure heavy technology, why not do it in your home city (San Fran for Google)

This comes down to money. Google thinks this will make them more money than rolling out more features to Europe.... that's why.

Tantrum (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767543)

But I want Google Maps of Europe.
I want it.
I want it.
I want it.
NOW.

Re:Well (2, Insightful)

space_dude_27 (838047) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767542)

To be fair to them, they have expanded the features that they have eg Google Maps (including low-res satelite images) was expanded to the UK and I dare say will be expanded to other countries in time.

If you're desperate to know when they plan to support your country then why not ask them http://www.google.com/support/maps/bin/request.py/ [google.com] ? You never know, they might be good enough to tell you... ;-)

Re:Well (0, Redundant)

pootypeople (212497) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767544)

Google is a company in the United States; as such, when rolling out a new service like this that requires trucks to go around a city, it is more feasible to do it in your own country, where you don't have to pay for the transportation of large equipment. Google does alot of things, but wasting money isn't one of them. They'll get their features ready for the rest of the world as quickly as they can, and not a second faster.

Re:Well (1)

markild (862998) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767213)

I heard about this guy [nyu.edu] walking every street in New York. Google doing the same (to the whole world that is) would be quite amusing :D

I can't wait to see them do country sides here in Norway...

Re:Well (1, Troll)

ZorbaTHut (126196) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767220)

Oh yeah, that sounds real believable.

"For our first attempt, we're going to scan both San Francisco *and* all of Europe."

One step a time here.

Re:Well (1, Insightful)

Gaewyn L Knight (16566) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767230)

Europe?!? They havn't even done one city in their own country yet and your bashing them already?

I love the rest of the world and international types... but you gotta remember that every company thinks of their country and locale first... Then they move on to the rest of the world.

Now if google ever comes out and says: "We arn't doing europe because we think they are poopoo" THEN you can complain and I will join in with you.

... Profit (4, Insightful)

Savage-Rabbit (308260) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767331)

I love the rest of the world and international types... but you gotta remember that every company thinks of their country and locale first.

Don't credit corporations with having deep rooted feelings of patriotism, you will be disappointed if you do. Every company (that is not being mismanaged) thinks about the most profitable market first so that it can bring the only people it truly cares about, the shareholders, managers and key employees, a good profit/reward. Google is launching this service in the US because they did their math and concluded it's the biggest and most profitable market.

Re:Well (1)

shplorb (24647) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767456)

Team Soho beat Google to it.

Go into your local game shop and pick up a copy of The Getaway for PS2 for a 3D map of London. =]

Oh Boy! (0)

Yodzilla (703953) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767151)

Now my "Tour the US from my office chair" adventures can be even more immersive when I'm bored at work!

Terms of use (1)

darealpat (826858) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767180)

This is probably the reason why Google shutdown the Google Wallpaper site mentoned previously.... taking care of competitors, but in a nice way.

Re:Terms of use (2, Insightful)

jbrocklin (613326) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767588)

This is completely different from Google Wallpaper - this is overlaying visual map data over 3D scans of the same physical map locations. Google Wallpaper is...er...was "stitching" together images provided by Google Maps. Interesting in application, not all that difficult in implementation. Google's 3D service will be much more involved that simply stitching images together. Granted I'm thinking that there are several quick ways of doing it (OGL textures and whatnot) - but that's a lot of data to load over the web.

And Google Wallpaper wasn't a competitor - they were using Google's servers, and their data (which they payed for) to provide a service which violated the terms of service of Google Maps - and had the possibility of becoming a business for the guy. Obviously Google would have had to take legal action against the guy if he started making money off of the google maps data & service.

Game mods (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767181)

wohooow, google will make us frag people in 'real' cities...

Counter Strike would be soooo much more fun :-D

What is the practical application for this? (1, Troll)

Packet Pusher (231564) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767190)

I can't see how this would be useful for regular users but I could see how this could be used to plan attacks against our country. Is there something I'm missing?

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

Moth7 (699815) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767229)

So it'll help terrorists get their bearings, but it won't help innocent civilians. Right. What are you expecting, cyborg suicide bombers who can extract classified information from a map?

Re:What is the practical application for this? (3, Interesting)

metlin (258108) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767243)

Yes, you are.

It makes navigation a lot easier, settings of a city a lot familiar and an advancement in technology.

I mean, you wouldn't expect us to still be playing 2d games, do you? We perceive things in 3d and can relate a lot more easily to real-world landmarks than abstract notions - a realistic 3d map of a city would mean that it is more life-like.

At the very least, it is cool technology and it is progress.

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

Packet Pusher (231564) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767283)

How exactly is it going to make navigation easier then GPS and a 2d overhead map. Quake Maps I can see, but navigation for normal people? Not buying it.

It's a matter of doing it because they can imho, not because there is a good reason or use for it.

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

Moth7 (699815) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767303)

Some people's minds do abstraction better than others and from your post, I'd hazard a guess that you're one of them. However, being able to see what the street you are turning down should look like is a major help if you're not the kind of person who can instantaneously translate from a map to reality.

Re:What is the practical application for this? (4, Interesting)

csteinle (68146) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767470)

Don't know about San Francisco, but it would certainly be useful here in Edinburgh. It's possible to get lost in 3 dimensions here. If you don't know the city you can easily be standing exactly where you want to be according to the map, but be looking up thinking "how the hell do I get up there?"

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

CmdrGravy (645153) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767539)

There is a difference between the information you can get about a place from a map and the way it actually looks like when you're there.

When you are driving or walking somewhere you do not look around you and see a 2D map or the same thing you see looking at a map, you have to look for road names, count the number of junctions you have gone past etc etc. If you could see actual images of the key direction changes on your route and of the place you are going to it would make things an awful lot easier.

For example knowing that the building you are looking for is opposite a gigantic red brick flagpole is a lot easier than knowing it's midway between the 18th junction on the left 300M before the road forks.

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

orion41us (707362) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767549)

We perceive things in 3d and can relate a lot more easily to real-world landmarks than abstract notions - a realistic 3d map of a city would mean that it is more life-like.

Yes, but then you will get lost in the virtual city just as easily as in the real one, one of the benefits of a maps it that it abstracts the physical place - so you can see the forest from behind the trees...

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

CmdrGravy (645153) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767572)

Yes but you would be getting lost in the virtual city in the comfort of your living room with plenty of time to get your self unlost rather than doing it for real with heavy bags in a torrential downpour at 3 in the morning.

Re:What is the practical application for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767248)

Duh!

Playing a 1st person shooter!

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767350)

Will someone suck all the air out of the USA please? I mean, in case it might be used by someone carrying out a terrorist attack.

Re:What is the practical application for this? (1)

lxt (724570) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767391)

I could easily see how a bog standard paper map could be used to plot attacks. Why don't we ban those?

Re:What is the practical application for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767430)

I didn't hear anyone say it should be banned, just that it didn't add any value for non-attack-planning users.

Does it?

Re:What is the practical application for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767412)

It would be great to promote google, by using it in games...
Would allso be great for GPS systems I suppose...

933|: I'm gonna follow the trucks and make sure I am on allll their pictures!!!

Patent your house brick arrangement (0)

John Seminal (698722) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767489)

I don't know about the rest of you, but how about a little privacy?

There will be a great deal of abuse here. Imagine some girl gives out her phone number, or some guy finds it in a phone book. They find the address, they map it out. They even know what bushes to hide behind. Neat, tech helping pervs.

I can see the mafia use this technology too. What to kill someone? How about a little research first. Lets see what roads lead to his house and away.

Hmmm... and an idea for myself. By studying these maps, I bet it would not be too hard to find a vulnerable bank to hit. Have some cohorts fake a car accident on main street, that blocks off the police station from the road that leads to the bank. Lets see.... 1022 S. Lake street is a wide building with a lot next to it, no houses. We can leave a car there to switch to. It is only 3 blocks away.

The only good thing is this won't be used by people who want to change the world. I can't see the Rodney King mob looking up their way to Beverly Hills on a laptop.

But still, what good is this. Is it a publicity move? Is it dangerous?

Re:What is the practical application for this? (4, Insightful)

Shaper_pmp (825142) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767521)

Yeah, a sense of proportion.

And a belt to strap down that jerking knee of yours.

Jesus Christ on a crutch - why is it everything in the US now has to be defined in terms of its potential utility to terrorism? Other countries have been putting up with terrorism for years (often with the US's implicit or explicit approval) without reigning in basic human rights like privacy and freedom, but the second you have a large-scale foreign terrorist action on the US mainland suddenly the FBI can unilaterally read your mail and harsh language is banned in case it's used by Teh Terr0ri5ts!!!!

Even after 9/11, you're still hundreds of thousands of times more likely to die in a car crash than from terrorist action. Why aren't you worrying about the implications of allowing anyone to buy a car without a background check, fingerprinting, surgically-embedded RFID tag and rectal swab on file?

A strange sight (2, Interesting)

LaundroMat (517379) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767192)

Let's just hope they'll warn the authorities and tell them of their good intentions, because I can imagine not everyone will consider the driving around in trucks 'equipped with lasers and photographic equipment' as a non-threatening activity.

Re:A strange sight (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767485)

You know, once up a time in the Soviet Union you couldn't take photos of public property without consent of the authorities. And now I fear that the country that's all about freedom forbids exactly what the SU forbid a long time ago. How times changed.

Re:A strange sight (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767505)

Yeah - this is a homeland security issue!! Right!! JEZUZ!

GTA: Google? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767198)

So when does Grand Theft Auto: Google come out?

Why? (2, Interesting)

onion2k (203094) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767205)

What's the point? Ok, it'll be pretty to look at, but highly accurate maps are actually less useful in pretty much all applications than simplified thematic representations.

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767258)

I guess you could use it to do reverse lookups: You're lost in SF so you snap a photo on your phone-camera (camera-phone?) and send it to google which returns which street you're on and how to go to get where you want :-)

Seriously though, it's a good question.

That depends on the user (2, Insightful)

Moth7 (699815) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767264)

People respond differently to different stimuli. While you might be able to pick out the street corner you agreed to meet on from looking at a couple of lines on some paper, others (myself included) would find it beneficial to see an actual 3D visualisation of what the place looked like so that they know what and where they're aiming at.

Warning... (5, Funny)

HaydnH (877214) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767211)

... to anyone living in San Francisco: Make sure your curtains are drawn while doing things you shouldn't be doing.

"Hey mom, check out this 3D Google version of our home, hey what are you and dad up to in your bedroom??? Ewwww!"

Re:Warning... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767293)

Wow, weird Slashdot error. [photobucket.com]

"Slashdot requires you to wait 2 minutes between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 3 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

Chances are, you're behind a firewall or proxy, or clicked the Back button to accidentally reuse a form. Please try again. If the problem persists, and all other options have been tried, contact the site administrator."

Has anyone else experienced this?

In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767251)

...Google plans to use sharks with frickin' LASERS on their heads to map the Atlantic seabed.

One Upmanship (2, Insightful)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767260)

Seems like there's a lot of one upmanship going on in the mapping business. Everybody seems to be trying to outgimmick everyone else. My favourite is still Mapquest. Although they could learn a little about UI from Google, I find that MapQuest's maps provide much more information as far as street names, especially when zoomed out. I also don't really like the look of google's oversided roads.

Re:One Upmanship (1)

strongmace (890237) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767284)

One Upmanship helps us all. It drives companies to try to create better services and products. Although sometimes it may seem that the services or products have no practical purpose, many great things have been developed out of situations like this.

Re:One Upmanship (1)

Morgahastu (522162) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767439)

Mapquest is useless in Canada. It can't find many addresses I give it. Google maps has never stumbled on any address I give it.

ground truthing civic data? (1)

danharan (714822) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767271)

Since mapping data can be so damned expensive, I wondered if it would be possible to use digital photographs to read civic numbers and/or street names. Assuming you could read traffic signs, the same photos may be used to gather data about driving constraints (one-way streets, stops, left/right-only turns, etc.)

That could effectively break the monopoly of the big mapmakers for those things we like to hack.

Anyone know?

Re:ground truthing civic data? (1)

seweso (842331) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767583)

And while your at it: opensource it, i mean create a gps-foto device and generate up-to-date on the fly.

Why? (4, Insightful)

edwilli (197728) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767273)

Seems to me Google [google.com] does some things simply for intellectual curiosity, then ends up figuring out a way to make money off it.

Re:Why? (2, Insightful)

AtlanticGiraffe (749719) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767366)

Which makes business sense because it makes us interested in Google.

When they score geek points, geeks want to work for them. That way, they get the best people for the lowest price.

Geeks are also the have a major influence on other people's online behaviour. Did your mother try out all the other search engines before deciding that google was the best?

What Next? (1)

sendorm (843943) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767285)

Putting online versions of people in to this 3D city remappings? Wow, somebody find me a Neo.

Google to take over the world! (4, Funny)

el_womble (779715) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767291)

Step 1: Strap frickin' laser beams to sharks head
Step 2: Map the ocean
Step 3: ????
Step 4: PROFIT!!!

Re:Google to take over the world! (1)

Stoopid-Guy0 (814282) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767419)

You should get a patent on your technique for strapping "laser beams" to sharks' heads. You could be rich !

There is already a virtual London project at UCL (5, Informative)

charlie_vernacular (710651) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767296)

At the risk of sounding like an advert (and apologies to those who feel that I do), the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London is building a 3D GIS-based model of London that will and can be used to help the public explore different urban planning outcomes (amongst other things).

About Virtual London here:

http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/research/virtuallondon.h tm [ucl.ac.uk]

About CASA's research here:

http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/research/index.htm [ucl.ac.uk]

Declaration of Interest: Professor Mike Batty, who runs CASA, was one of my PhD supervisors.

Re:There is already a virtual London project at UC (4, Interesting)

Fulkkari (603331) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767566)

There was a project to create a 3D model of Helsinki about 10 years ago in VRML. I think it was a part of some bigger project they called Arenanet, which included map services etc.

The version I tried on the Net was basically quite ready in that sense that it had most if not all the buildings. The project however disappeared silently some years ago. There is still this site [virtualhelsinki.net] left with some panorama photos. The original site, arenanet.fi, does not exist any more. Some remnant may still be found at http://arenanet.fi/ [archive.org]">the Internet Archive.

Somebody know more about this project?

Not just the USA (5, Insightful)

Mr_Silver (213637) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767313)

I know that I'm in the minority here, but it would be nice that, instead of rolling out newer and cooler projects to America only, Google remembered that they have an equally large (if not larger?) user base in Europe who also made a significant contribution to their success.

Yes, we did (eventually) get Froogle here in the UK, but I don't believe any of the other countries have. Google maps also arrived, but again, I don't believe it covers anywhere else.

Now you have satellite imagery and 3D maps and again the UK hope for it and the rest of Europe seems to be out on a limb.

I have no doubt that the UK will eventually see this stuff (as with the others) and for that I am thankful - however our friends elsewhere in Euroland I fear will never see the light of day of some of this rather cool products.

Re:Not just the USA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12767475)

They are working on getting every product to other countries. They are hiring people in the other countries to start these products in there area.

Guaranteed future terrorist use? (0, Redundant)

wifitek (675392) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767321)

I know your already thinking of this, so go a-head and mod me redundant you skull sucking losers.

Here's what I would like to see one day (5, Interesting)

ChrisF79 (829953) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767325)

Ever map out where you're going, only to find that its nearly impossible to see any address numbers on buildings, making it harder than it should be to find your destination? I'd like to see streaming video that shows you the drive to wherever you're going. Of course, you could speed it up for the long parts, but show the turns so you know what to look out for. It seems like they could equip some delivery trucks (from other companies) with cameras, maybe strike a deal with UPS or Fedex, and then sort out the video later. Of course, it would take a lot of work, but it could start with smaller cities and work its way up. Now that's what I'd like to see...

US cities? (1)

MarsDude (74832) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767329)

Why only US cities? Sure there are some interesting cities in the US. But how about Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, Tokyo etc etc ?

Re:US cities? (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767408)

Not Paris. The French would complain that Google is eating into their tourism profits and expel them from the country.

Colossal waste of money? (2, Informative)

ruckerz2k (653900) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767347)

Big question, why? They could instead improve the accuracy of their google maps, which puts my house nearly a block and a half away of where it should be. Then again, we pay USGS to map out GPS maps... but I can't see the point in mapping out 3D maps.

This remind me of The Matrix (1)

ID000001 (753578) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767367)

If someone can effectively turn the real world into a giant model. Something like Matrix will eventually happens! I for one know many people are literally waiting for a 3D world like this to 'play' inside. When visual reality catches on, would this be the killer app?

Extra dimensions equals faster invalidity (2, Insightful)

subStance (618153) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767386)

I thought 2D maps had troubles with things changing and the map being incorrect. Can you imagine this ? If someone even digs up the sidewalk, the thing will become invalid.

I know there are acceptable degrees of invalidity for mapping, but wouldn't adding an extra dimension to the map make it invalid even more quickly ? The applications for which one uses 3D maps are likely to require a lower error tolerance, aren't they ?

(Someone correct me if I'm wrong - I'm no 3D modelling guru or map expert)

Re:Extra dimensions equals faster invalidity (1)

ID000001 (753578) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767448)

No, because the map are a tool to help you find out where you are and how to get somewhere. Not a tool to let you know how it look like before you get there.
It will not be a prefect model of 3D, but the exact depth of the road and the exact shape of a building should not make much of a different in term of making it a map.
Obviously Google want it to be as accurate as possible. We can only see how well they can do by glue up a lot of technologies together to find new use for them.

I Have A Plan...... (5, Funny)

SaleNowOn (846913) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767465)

1) Find details of the trucks route and the dates that Google will be mapping San Francisco.

2) Download pictures of the FBIs 50 most wanted and photoshop bodies on to them.

3) Get the local print shop to create life size cardboard cutouts.

4) Place cuts outs strategically around San Francisco. I like the thought of Osma coming out of McDonalds with a bigmac.

Google- too ambitiuous for their own good (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767511)

Google is spreading themselves so thin I beginning to wonder when I will see the headline "Google to map every particle in universe" or "Google to index God."

If they're not careful, they're going to collapse under their over-ambition and lack of focus.

Time to take a dose of ritalin and get some focus, kids.

-Eric

Trucks equipped with lasers? (1)

suman28 (558822) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767522)

You mean sharks equipped with lasers, don't you?
Throw me a fucking bone here :)

Epic (1)

Mikey Rowan (890208) | more than 8 years ago | (#12767561)

One giant leap for cartography. One even bigger leap for Google's 'let's justify our enormous market capitalisation' urge.
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