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Old 11-15-2008, 09:20 PM
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MINIs in Google Street View in DC Area

I got a Tmobile G1 and started playing with google street view. I think it would be cool to do a mini 'scavenger hunt'. For example:

A nice MC with rally lights

I've found a few more by cheating. I know where some others live and I know MoT's parking lot is on google street view.
 
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:06 PM
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Oh boy... does this mean I have to go hide again?
 
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:26 AM
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Time to get rid of the "WENSLEY" plates !
 
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Let's see 'ACTL SZE' was caught in my own driveway ... is no place safe? Street-view photo's from Alexandria seem to be from October of 2007 based on the views/trees/objects in my yard.
 
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Sounds interesting....how would this work?
 
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:41 PM
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Sounds interesting....how would this work?
Well, the whole thing started for me when I pointed street view at my house and saw my mini parked out front in full glory. I had to think for second about it because there were party cobwebs on our bushes and my mini didn't have its rally lights. So, JimCarhart is right, I think google took the pictures last October. Of course, I was concerned about privacy. I found JimCarhart's mini, but didn't want to post a link and associate it to him. The link that I did post was kind of a 'cheat' because I drive by that mini every day on my way to work although it is not usually parked there. Since the lighting was good, I thought it would make a nice example. I don't know the owner and so I can't really link the picture to a person on NAM. I have had no luck finding minis by just 'driving' around in street view. Apparently, most of the minis in my neighborhood were not captured by the google camera car on the day it went by. I've actully only found three minis total.

The really cool shots would be of minis driving on the road.
 
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OK I will cheat...here is mine!
I think it was Summer time!
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...72647866124613
 
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:24 PM
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So the fact that these are showing up on these street views is purely by chance?
 
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:39 AM
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Bah, street view misses my street by one block!
 
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Too funny ! Like a fishing expedition !
 
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:31 PM
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So the fact that these are showing up on these street views is purely by chance?
Depends on what the google panaramic camera car happened to drive by when the shots were taken. There are some funny blogs on the net with street view oddities. I was looking at street views near fort meyer and within one block, it magically changed from a bright sunny day to 3 inches of snow and overcast.
 
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Here's one

The lighting is not very good, but here's one in Mt. Pleasant:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...97126436450404

Probably plenty to be found in that neighborhood.
 
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http://maps.google.com/?q=loc%3A+155...hington++DC+US

found this one click on the street view pretty clear pict of this blue MINI
 

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Old 11-21-2008, 04:49 AM
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Finally spotted a MINI! Maxicooper? Is this you?

<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...008575116,,0,5>

This is on 355 in Gaithersburg by Chestnut.
 
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:31 PM
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Finally spotted a MINI! Maxicooper? Is this you?

<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...008575116,,0,5>

This is on 355 in Gaithersburg by Chestnut.
Nice Catch!
 
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Originally Posted by MrMellowYellow View Post
Finally spotted a MINI! Maxicooper? Is this you?

<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...008575116,,0,5>

This is on 355 in Gaithersburg by Chestnut.
Ha ha ha, almost identical but not me though.

My license plate more onto the right side.
 
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:34 PM
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how cool. My street is an areal picture???? and prety old I think
 
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:25 AM
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I caught a convertible about to turn on to King Street Lookie
 
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Reminiscing about my last trip to Paris... I found an R56 PW/B Cooper infront of the place I had breakfast every morning!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...07702813758993
 
 
 
 
 
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