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June 9, 2010 3:20 AM   Subscribe

Google Street View has come to Africa. A lot of stadiums, notable landmarks so far. Little villages later.
posted by twoleftfeet (20 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wha! What's going on with that "little villages" link? It's the highest resolution for miles, and it shows people looking straight up at the camera.
posted by scrowdid at 3:29 AM on June 9, 2010


Oh. National Geographic flyover.
posted by scrowdid at 3:31 AM on June 9, 2010


Everybody comes out and waves for National Geographic.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:34 AM on June 9, 2010


Wow. It shows some small(ish) villages; I just found the house/hut I lived in while in Peace Corps. Trippy. Thanks for posting this!
posted by forza at 3:36 AM on June 9, 2010


Google Dirt Path View.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:34 AM on June 9, 2010


Google Street View has come to South Africa.
posted by Jaltcoh at 4:47 AM on June 9, 2010


this might be redundant but The Map Kibera Project is something I've been inadvertently following...
posted by infini at 4:47 AM on June 9, 2010


oooh they have a flickr blog too
posted by infini at 4:52 AM on June 9, 2010


Google Street View has come to South Africa.

Yeah, I was kinda bummed that I couldn't revisit my old stomping grounds of 30 years ago: Benin City, Nigeria. Wanted to see if that palm wine stand was still there...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:00 AM on June 9, 2010


Can't afford to visit Africa. Time for a Google Maps Road Trip!
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 5:48 AM on June 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


We need a time suck tag/filter.

For all the time Google has saved me, stuff like this really evens the score.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:11 AM on June 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Call me when they put a bicylce on the moon.

THE MOON!!!!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:19 AM on June 9, 2010


That Google Maps Road Trip link came up as a malware threat on my antivirus program.
posted by waitingtoderail at 8:20 AM on June 9, 2010


Don't forget the elephants!
posted by vespabelle at 8:39 AM on June 9, 2010


Google Street View has come to South Africa.

Awww. Yeah, add me to the people who wanted to see their old stomping grounds (Ashoman, Accra, Ghana). Speaking of stomping grounds, you know you can co-plant hot peppers with other crops to keep elephants from trampling and eating your garden? Just so you know.
posted by whatzit at 8:49 AM on June 9, 2010


Don't forget the elephants!

If you go forward a few clicks and then look back at the elephant... I think... I mean I'm pretty sure that they like, blurred his face.
posted by tuck_nroll at 12:42 PM on June 9, 2010


and all the ads for backalley abortions next to ads for funeral services in Soweto
posted by avocet at 1:08 PM on June 9, 2010


^ For Your Happiness/Free Cleaning. A railway underpass in East London, SA
posted by Flashman at 4:32 PM on June 9, 2010


I see a goat!
posted by Sukiari at 5:32 AM on June 10, 2010


goat curry and chapatis
posted by infini at 5:41 AM on June 10, 2010


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