4 Years After Her Mother Died, A Woman Was Shocked To See A Familiar Figure On Google Street View

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As Danny Wu from Taiwan searches for familiar haunts on Google Street View, she spots something wholly unexpected – and it makes her want to cry. In November 2018, Wu shared her surprising experience with the world. And it touched so many people that it made international news…

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Launched in 2007, Google Street View allows users to explore remote locations at “street level” using images gathered by roving Google cars. The photographs are digitally blended into a seamless whole. The result is an immersive panorama that can be explored virtually – as if walking the streets – through any web browser.

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Today, Google Street View is a project of leviathan proportions. Its image database spans nearly 40 countries and thousands of cities. In fact, Google’s octopus-like reach is so extensive and established that it is now possible to observe a decade of change in some urban locations.

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