July 02, 2007

More Google Street View fallout - what to put on the web?

More Google Street View fallout... when is too much information too much? This from the NY Times ... "This morning, the state comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, held a news conference in Midtown Manhattan to urge Internet-based mapping services to consult with law enforcement authorities — and well, to just be responsible — in deciding what to put on the Web. Citing Google Earth among other services, he said he was worried that too much information might compromise counterterrorism efforts." Coincidentally another "street viewish" service launched recently at MapJack  (see http://www.mapjack.com) providing users street-level scenes of San Fran. Imagine if DiNpola was to see Google's future views that were exhibited at the Google Developer Day - imagine scenes that incorporate SketUp 3D scenes of the inside of buildings, imagine you walk down the street using Google's street view then you enter a building and move around... even shop using a second life! See http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/28/google-earth-makes-some-officials-nervous/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sweeeet , just located those Sea Lions at the end of Pier39