Thailand version of Google Street View launched

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Re: Thailand version of Google Street View launched

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An old thread, but still current.

They've just been up my Soi doing a new capture for street view. In the past I've often seen the car going around with it's camera turret on top looking very strange. Today, it was a Grab motorcycle. Instead of having a green bag on the back, the guy had a tripod, with 4 cameras fixed. Progress, I guess :D

I knew it was Grab because the rider was still in his Grab uniform.
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Saw one of them a few years ago doing the smaller sois though not obviously a Grab driver. I am in that year's street view.
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Yes, my son is in the current version, but I will be in the next :D
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Big Boy wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:17 pm An old thread, but still current.

They've just been up my Soi doing a new capture for street view. In the past I've often seen the car going around with it's camera turret on top looking very strange. Today, it was a Grab motorcycle. Instead of having a green bag on the back, the guy had a tripod, with 4 cameras fixed. Progress, I guess :D

I knew it was Grab because the rider was still in his Grab uniform.
I guess I'm due to be in the next local update ...
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Looks as if your driver was multi-function. He still had his Grab box on the back, so could make deliveries whilst filming.
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Re: Thailand version of Google Street View launched

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KhunLA wrote:
Big Boy wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:17 pm An old thread, but still current.

They've just been up my Soi doing a new capture for street view. In the past I've often seen the car going around with it's camera turret on top looking very strange. Today, it was a Grab motorcycle. Instead of having a green bag on the back, the guy had a tripod, with 4 cameras fixed. Progress, I guess :D

I knew it was Grab because the rider was still in his Grab uniform.
I guess I'm due to be in the next local update ...
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Not Google in my opinion. Looks a very simple 4 way lash-up. Not at all like the set up I saw on a bike 2 years ago. Could that produce 360 degree, plus up and down, views that we see on street view? Grab do mapping as well and also contribute to Open Street Map.
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Looking at the cameras google use on line, there is nothing that compares to the grab camera.
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No, when I saw the Grab bike go past my house, I simply presumed with new technology the rather lavish Google technology was no longer required. Then I saw the 'here' camera technology yesterday (Hua Hin speed camera thread), which was very compact i.e. a few cameras mounted inside a 1" square piece of metal sitting about 9" above the car roof.

Obviously everybody is at it these days, and they all have their own versions of technology.
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Coincidentally, I passed the Google Street View car whilst driving home from Ratchaburi this morning, so that sort of confirms Grab is doing its own thing.
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