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#253629 - 30 August 18 7:21 am - America/Chicago Google Streetview
NevadaJoe Offline


Registered: 27 January 11
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Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
I've noticed Google maps has streetview in both Mexico and Guatemala right up to the border but once you cross it there is nothing in Belize.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

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#253632 - 30 August 18 12:45 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Many streets do not have home number address'. Google could not find many places without a street address.
A street address here goes something like "south side of the road 1/4 mile after mile marker 17 eastbound, pink and green house with the dog barking in the yard"


Edited by jstewartpa (30 August 18 12:58 pm - America/Chicago)
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#253633 - 30 August 18 2:00 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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LOL, that sounds about right.

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#253640 - 01 September 18 6:09 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
I'm not saying you're wrong but that seems like a weak reason.

In northern Manitoba there is street view where there aren't any streets. This is a link to street view on a trail for polar bear sightings.

Polar bear trail


A lot of the villages, towns and cities have addresses that could be tagged.

I'm sure the same situation exists in parts of Guatemala Mexico and Honduras.



Edited by NevadaJoe (01 September 18 6:11 pm - America/Chicago)

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#253641 - 03 September 18 9:13 am - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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You need streets to have a street view. Majority of roads are unamed in Belize. We named our own and although not on google found it accepted by Immigration within a couple of months. They used to have a guy who uploaded the names to google, but I think he got fired for making up names. Like for a particular Building in Belmopan that comes up on Google as the Carbunkle.
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#253642 - 04 September 18 9:48 am - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Our house isn't on any street: it's on the sidewalk. Our address: "across the sidewalk from Miss Lydia" would be understood by anyone living in town.

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#253644 - 04 September 18 3:25 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: britinbelize]
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Registered: 27 January 11
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Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Originally Posted By: britinbelize
You need streets to have a street view.


As I mentioned the link I included is not on even a road. They travel that by tundra buggy.

https://frontiersnorth.com/the-tundra-buggy-adventure.


I've got 20 trips down to Placencia and have driven from Cancun a couple of times. I'm familiar with the road naming nomenclature used in country.

With all due respect I'm not buying the road name thing.

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#253645 - 04 September 18 3:28 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: Osprey]
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Registered: 27 January 11
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Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Originally Posted By: Osprey
Our house isn't on any street: it's on the sidewalk. Our address: "across the sidewalk from Miss Lydia" would be understood by anyone living in town.


Are you north or south of Heavens gate?

I hear Google has a backpack mount for the street view Camera that can and has been taken on hiking trails.

That would work great on the worlds narrowest main street!

Your lack of an address works for directions. Not relevant for lack of an image.


Edited by NevadaJoe (04 September 18 4:41 pm - America/Chicago)

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#253646 - 04 September 18 4:37 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Registered: 27 January 11
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Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Streetview has been taken to the tops of mountains, under water and even to the space station.

In the words of Google



Streetview on a ski trail at Keystone Colorado

Ski hill


Not much road here in the Philippines

Park

Maybe some compelling political reason?

The Gov of Belize have a monopoly mapping / imaging in the country?

I'm having a real hard time rationalizing the lack of a street name as a reason

Sell me something I'm willing to buy!


Edited by NevadaJoe (04 September 18 4:39 pm - America/Chicago)

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#253652 - 06 September 18 7:36 am - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Don't want drug plane landing streets identified?!

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#253653 - 07 September 18 11:14 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Basicaly Belize has About 4 main paved roads, Larger villages and towns, and the major populated areas, also have paved roads and street names within their boundries.
The rest of Belize is assorted tracks and byways of very varied quality, form poor to 'OMG I am supposed to drive on this'
On google map view when a rd is unnamed it rarely even shows. For the first 3 years or so our address was a lot number off the named road a mile away. We got fed up of people driving to our place. looking for the river or a resort on that named road, as with our regular use of the turn off that looked more like a drivable road than the named road they were leaving.
So we made a sign post for the corner to show people the named road continued. We erected a sign post with 3 signs, the route to the river, the named road they were on, and a sign to our 'Ranch'. When the signs were ready the sign writer had made 3 great signs, reflective for after dark but the 3rd sign he added road to the ranch name, but its Belize so we just nailed up the sign anyway and it seems once enough people had seen it, it became the road name.
Next time I entered through the Airport started doing the address as lotnumber etc the official asked is that on _____ ranch road I said yes so he said you can use just the number a road address.
Should I write t google and tell them?.
They have no Belize rep at the moment.Yes they had a google person filling in the street names on their maps but he was sacked for using his position to name places and streets and buildings,on the google map, for his friends and disparging buildings and areas where he didn't like the owner or Achitecture. No one else has been given the area to date.
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#253654 - 08 September 18 8:29 am - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: britinbelize]
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Registered: 27 January 11
Posts: 122
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
BritinBelize

I have 20 trips to Belize. I own property on the Peninsula. I have driven from Cancun to Placencia several times.

I am astutely aware of the road system of Belize and do not require any education in this area. Thank you very much.

The point is being missed - You do not need a street address to take a picture of the street. The google camera integrates GPS into the image and once that is uploaded the GPS coordinates are used to determine the image location. Not the physical address. Your example of providing direction are irrelevant in this context.

Having a street address linked to a particular image might allow for an address search but has FA to do with street view.

Let's use your logic here. Here is a link. Explain to me how you require an address to upload images of this location.

Pile of rocks

What is the street address of the location in this link?


Edited by NevadaJoe (08 September 18 8:52 am - America/Chicago)

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#253655 - 08 September 18 8:31 am - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: Breezy]
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Registered: 27 January 11
Posts: 122
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Originally Posted By: Breezy
Don't want drug plane landing streets identified?!



LOL. makes more sense than some of the logic being provided here

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#253659 - 10 September 18 6:48 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Maybe Google just has no interest in Belize. Not the end of the world if you can't find your streetview in Belize.
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#253672 - 12 September 18 4:40 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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Registered: 27 January 11
Posts: 122
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
But would Belize have an interest in Streetview?

Definitely not the end of the world.

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#253674 - 12 September 18 5:20 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: NevadaJoe]
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It is google you need to ask that question. Not really within the remit of expats in or planning to go to Belize.
Your knowledge of Belize is obviously equal or superior to most on this platform, why is it a street view is so important? The Google and Apple satelite views are very good, both show my land and houses nicely.


Edited by britinbelize (12 September 18 5:25 pm - America/Chicago)
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#253675 - 12 September 18 5:49 pm - America/Chicago Re: Google Streetview [Re: britinbelize]
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Registered: 27 January 11
Posts: 122
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Originally Posted By: britinbelize
.........why is it a street view is so important?


I think it would be very important to stakeholders like hotel / lodging operators, tour operators, BTB. etc.

I just figured I'd ask here.

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