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"My only concern is that it wouldn't work, which I see as a problem."
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Google Streetview is not live. With this paid service, a robot with
in camera flies from its base to the place you specify, streaming back
video for you. When it gets there, it flies around in a pre-determined
pattern. Pay a bit more and you can fly it.
TED: Augmented Reality Maps
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Bing Maps research [iaoth, Jul 25 2011]
||Lots of people with cellphone cameras with GPS, maybe a service that rings someone nearby and gives them some sort of credit for accepting the task.
||rcarty's idea is not far from being implemented
already (see TED link).
||What would News of the World have done with a service like this?
||I guess it would be stunningly expensive, not least to pay for the third party liability cover for flying UAV's in urban areas.