Street view maps have long become an integral part of our lives. This tool allows users to immerse themselves in a virtual journey through cities and villages, revealing the details of distant locations without leaving their homes. But have you ever thought about the possibilities that in-depth analysis of such maps can open up for OSINT specialists? Every frame you see when browsing the streets can contain valuable information that, if approached correctly, can be the key to unlocking secrets or collecting data. From license plates to building signs, every element can become part of a deep analysis.
In this article, you will find a detailed overview of the technologies behind street view punishments, as well as the methods of their analysis. We will look at the main tools that will allow you to extract the maximum information from each frame. The main goal is to teach you how to use the available tools as efficiently as possible. How to get information about the time and date of the shooting, how to determine additional details based on reflections in windows or water bodies and many other tricks. Of course, street view maps are only the tip of the iceberg in the world of geoanalysis. However, understanding their potential and being able to use these tools can be an important step towards a professional understanding of OSINT.
This is a project to collect crowdsourced street photos to improve OpenStreetMap.
A collection of interesting and funny things found on Google Street View.
A map service that also offers street view in some regions.
A street-level imaging platform that scales and automates mapping using collaboration, cameras, and computer vision.
The crowdsourced thermal equivalent of Google Street View. Instead of showing the streets in visible light, it shows them in thermal infrared light.
Uses the Google Places Library autocomplete service to quickly find the place you’re looking for. It uses the street view service to display street view panoramas.
Similar to Mapillary, it’s a service that uses photos taken by users to visualize streets and roads.
A game that uses Google Street View. Although this is a game, it can be used to practice terrain recognition.
Is an online service that provides the ability to view streets and places on the map in real time.