Google Street View is a nifty little tool that can be used
with the Google Maps program. I'm sure that many of you have Googled your home
or some of your hangouts to see if you could find your car or simply
just "cruise" through town at street level.
I personally used the feature to zoom in on my house at
street level to see my car parked in my driveway as the Google Street View vehicle
whizzed by unannounced.
On other occasions, I've seen people post their Street View
finds online. Just last month, I ran across an accident
in Phoenix, Arizona caught by a Street View vehicle. The vehicle captures a
Range Rover upside down after it crashed into an Audi Q7. Panning around the
scene, you can see bystanders looking on in amazement.
Today, however, when visiting my favorite place for
car-related topics, The Car Lounge,
I came across a rather interesting Google Street View find. The Google Street
View vehicle appears
to capture a drug deal going down in one of Chicago's rather seedy
The apparent "deal" doesn't appear to faze any of
the bystanders in the scene as they are going about their business.
But it just goes to show that Google's reach is extending
into just about every facet of American life... even if it's not in a way that
the company would prefer.
For the rest of you out there, post your interesting Street
View finds from around the U.S. Don't be shy, I'm sure that the DailyTech
readership can find some interesting scenes of your own.