Google Maps Street View: Some very eye-opening sights have been captured by Street View
Google Maps Street View is incredibly useful for finding locations around the world or sourcing directions. It’s also pretty good if you’re looking to be entertained… or indeed, shocked. Some very eye-opening sights have been captured by Street View over the years.
Often, it’s the most outrageous views that go viral.
One spectacle, spotted in Budapest, has attracted much attention after being posted to content-sharing website Reddit.
It depicts a man on a street in the Hungarian capital.
The photo shows a normal daytime scene – but the man’s behaviour stands out.
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Google Maps Street View: One spectacle, spotted in Budapest, has attracted attention
He has been photographed doing an activity that one should generally do in private.
He can be seen standing very close to a column and appears to be looking down at himself.
His face has been blurred out by Google so his identity cannot be ascertained.
However, it’s not just his visage that the tech giant has hidden.
Google Maps Street View has also decided to blur out his hands.
This is because he appears to be fiddling with the zip of his trousers.
It would seem he has been caught urinating in the very public spot.
The man is apparently unfazed by the presence of nearby pedestrians.
Google Maps Street View: It would seem he has been caught urinating in the very public spot
To one side, two girls can be seen striding down the pavement.
And, in the background, multiple people can be seen standing or walking around.
Luckily, none of them seem to have spotted the man’s unpleasant behaviour.
Perhaps he considered himself well-hidden by the column.
However, it appears he hadn’t factored in what passing traffic would see.
Hence how the photo was likely snapped by the Google car.
Fortunately, thanks to the well-positioned blurring, viewers are spared from any nasty details.
Street View expalins its policy on this on its website: “Google takes a number of steps to protect the privacy of individuals when Street View imagery is published to Google Maps.
“We have developed cutting-edge face and license plate blurring technology that is designed to blur identifiable faces and license plates within Google-contributed imagery in Street View.
“If you see that your face or license plate requires additional blurring, or if you would like us to blur your entire house, car, or body, submit a request using the ‘Report a problem’ tool.”