Skip to comments.How to Erase Your Home from Google Maps
Posted on 06/28/2014 9:38:13 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
It seems like Google Maps is getting more new features every day. And now, according to The Daily Dot, the companies that provide satellite images to Google just got approval to take higher-resolution photos. Meaning that your prize rose garden will be crisply broadcast to anyone who happens upon your neighborhoods Street View.
But there are some things that most would prefer not to air to the entire Internet. Those being your cars license plate, the facade of your house, your visitors, and of course your face. The good news: There are tools in place to allow you to blur these things out. The bad news: It seems that anyone can use them on anyone else.
1. Go to Google Maps and enter your home address.
2. Your address will appear on the map. Underneath the search bar, click the Street View box. Or you can grab the little Pegman on the bottom-right corner of the screen and place him wherever youd like.
3. Once youve adjusted your view so you can see the front of your home, click Report a problem at the very bottom right of the page.
4. Youll be brought to a page that displays your address and the image of your home. Adjust the red box to make sure its focused on the thing you want blurred out. It can be your face, your license plate, your home, or anything else (you, naked, doing backflips in your front yard). Indicate what youd like to eliminate by filling out the form under Request blurring. You can also report poor image quality
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Driving must be a pain for people who are afraid of others seeing their license plate.
All that getting out and covering it up each time someone gets too close behind you must really eat up transit time.
What freeper house is in the pic lol
Piss off Obama so he takes it out with a drone strike?
That blurred area is the future home of the Obama Pestilential Library and Community Organizing Research Center.
Oh...sorry. That’s PRESIDENTIAL. NOT!!
I've played around with the idea of an LCD film across the license plate. Half would be dark at any time. The switch between the sides would be so fast that it would just appear somewhat shaded when looking at it, but any camera fast enough to take a picture of a moving car would only get half the plate.
But... But... If they can see your license plate, they can find out where you live.
I noticed the other day that the roof of every home in Japan is whited out on Google Earth once you zoom in to a certain point. Never noticed that before.
“I’ve played around with the idea of an LCD film across the license plate. Half would be dark at any time. The switch between the sides would be so fast that it would just appear somewhat shaded when looking at it, but any camera fast enough to take a picture of a moving car would only get half the plate.”
I’m impressed... That’s a pretty clever idea.
Interesting idea. Perhaps the half blocked out could be in the image of a diffraction pattern.
The control freaks will be coming for webcams soon. Also cameras, dashcams and phonecams. Already after r/c planes and copters.
Do you know there are low cost cameras that can be put in r/c planes and they transmit real time images to a helmet display? It moves as you move your head and displays the video stream along with gps coordinates. It is as if you were in the plane.
Aleady had to cut back on my geocaching hobby.
Its laz hittin it hideaway thats what you get for missing staff meetings
Go-Pro has some neat stuff but it ain't low cost.
Hopefully they'll be like VCRs were.. start out pricey but quickly become affordable.
I live on a dirt road. But I did see the Google Street View car yesterday.
“your cars license plate”
Google already blurs out license plates...
I like that!
From the satellite view, burglars can see entrances to your back yard, see items of value and plan escape routes. Very handy.
LOL ... people are “getting crazy” these days about stuff that is totally public. I think they better consider living in a cave.
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