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Strange Google Maps observa

Old 10-05-19, 07:31 PM
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Strange Google Maps observa

I was using Google Maps to try and find the locations from the Iranian films of Abbas Kiarostami.

I entered Rostamabad, Iran. When you click on street view you get a 360 view with this friendly looking gentlemen.




The first thing that struck me is that the face isn’t blurred. Furthermore, I can’t move the camera. It’s a 360 view but I can’t move. And I can’t get a street view when I drop a pin anywhere else.

So what is this? A DIY street view by some Iranian guy?


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Old 10-05-19, 07:35 PM
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And FYI the view the other way is a nice view of the town. It’s like he hiked up the road and took a pic to represent his whole town.



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Old 10-05-19, 07:39 PM
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Ha! I googled majid salehyar and he’s a pretty active Iranian photographer. So how’d he put himself on google street view?
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Re: Strange Google Maps observa

Is that where he filmed his masterpiece, And Life Goes On, and Where Is My Friends House?
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Near there. But not on that precise spot.
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Re: Strange Google Maps observa

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
I was using Google Maps to try and find the locations from the Iranian films of Abbas Kiarostami.

I entered Rostamabad, Iran. When you click on street view you get a 360 view with this friendly looking gentlemen.




The first thing that struck me is that the face isnít blurred. Furthermore, I canít move the camera. Itís a 360 view but I canít move. And I canít get a street view when I drop a pin anywhere else.

So what is this? A DIY street view by some Iranian guy?


Pretty much. It isn't a Google Street view, it's just a 360 image the guy posted, and since it's the only one for that location it's the thing that pops up.
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