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chris_toronto chris_toronto writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Chris (1051766) writes "The Globe and Mail has an article and so does the Montreal Gazette about VirtualCity, a Toronto based site that has taken street level images (A9 BlockView / Live.com Preview style) for the commercial areas of Toronto and Montreal. The articles goes on to mention a move into imaging residential areas, which should be great for house hunting but what about the privacy implications? I've personally seen their trucks in the downtown Toronto area, they have some strange antennas and what look to be large camcorders mounted on the roofs."
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chris_toronto chris_toronto writes  |  more than 7 years ago

chris_toronto writes "The Globe and Mail has an article, as well as the Montreal Gazette about VirtualCity, a website that has been capturing millions of street level photos tied to a map interface (ala A9.com style) throughout Toronto and Montreal. They've tied this together with a neat Ajax interface to explore these cities in detail. The images appear to be in Hi Def and I've seen one of the trucks on the road in Toronto, it looks like the torch has been passed on since A9 pulled BlockView off the market."
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chris_toronto chris_toronto writes  |  more than 7 years ago

chris_toronto writes "The Globe and Mail has an article and so does the Montreal Gazette about VirtualCity, a Toronto based company which has created hi def street level images (A9 BlockView style) for the commercial areas of Toronto and Montreal. The articles goes on to mention a move into digitizing residential areas, which should be great for house hunting but what about the privacy implications?"

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