I just spotted one of NAVTEQ’s street view cars on the road outside the Verizon center near Chinatown in Washington, DC:
With its wild rotating camera set-up, I figured I had better take a look around and see if this was the piece of niftiness behind Bing Maps’ new lidar-based 3D street-view imaging. Found the following JUST AMAZING video explaining their 3D imaging process:
EDIT 11/13/12: I just found myself taking this photo of the Navteq car on Bing maps, a year after the fact! I’m the silly looking fellow in the yellow shirt snapping the above photo.
I saw one near the Glenmont Metro, just off of Georgia Ave. yesterday.
Spotted in Portland, Oregon yesterday.
Saw the saw here in Dallas yesterday! Googled it and found your blog.
Munich, Germany, Sept. 15th!
spotted in Orpington, kent, UK today.
Saw it today outside the Fire Sataion in Walton on Thames, Surrey, UK.
Nashville, TN – February 9, 2012
I spotted the Navteq car around midday today just south of Nashville on Murfeesboro Rd in Antioch TN. The woman driving it appeared to be frustrated/lost as she changed lanes frequently and looped around near the intersection at Una Antioch Rd.
Hard to miss with the tall pod extended and angled mirrors catching the sun as they rotated quickly. If I’d hadn’t fumbled the iPhone video mode I would have some great pics to share.
spotted ol8 4by uk on 11/4/12
Helsinki 7.5.2012. Google has this http://g.co/maps/msd9z , and soon Navteq will have similar pics with me in it.
Saw one of those cars on Long Island a few days ago.
San Diego, California June 5
And strangely enough, the Google Maps car was five minutes behind. They both followed the same path, passing in front of Kansas City BBQ going both ways…very weird.
i found one in Columbus, Oh today.
Saw one in Sacramento, CA today… I’m still trying to figure out where I can see their street views online? Cannot seem to find? Any Help?
Navteq supplies Bing with map data. Not sure if it’s for streetview (refuse to install Silverlight to find out), but it probably takes some time for them to go through all the data and then make it available.
Saw one today near Glasgow in Scotland
Saw one in downtown Lansing in the early afternoon mapping all the streets. Came accross the car 4 different times while walking around downtown.
Saw one in Marseille, France last month 🙂
There is one traveling around Knoxville today.
That is an awesome case of mutual picture-taking.