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Dec 27, 2011 04:44 |  #1

Hi, not sure where to post this so here goes - Google have trespassed onto a private road between 2 farms and put our house and the neighbour's onto street view!

Not really sure how/if I can ask them to remove it.

We are not visible off the public highway.

Any ideas?

I know its probably not a big deal to most people, but as we are quite isolated we are worried.


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Dec 27, 2011 07:48 |  #2

You might try the Google Forum in Google Earth. Not sure if moderators there could make the changes though I am sure that you will find out who can. There are other posts by members whos property is listed as a public park or private road listed as a street. http://bbs.keyhole.com …=postlist&Board​=49&page=1 (external link)


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Dec 27, 2011 08:20 |  #3

Its the UK, sue them?

I suppose the first step is really to contact google.
Considering they have trespassed onto your property, I am sure you could threaten legal action, but a lawyer might be best to ask in this case.


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Dec 27, 2011 09:10 |  #4

I once had cause to make an enquiry, for work,for information from Google Street Maps. A letter to Google UK prompted a reply saying Google Street Maps is nothing to do with them and redirecting my enquiry to Google in California, who subsequently replied effectively saying 'Get stuffed, we're American. Only the American courts can tell us what to do'.

Good luck!

Looks like the Americans do think they own the world. No offence intended to the plentiful American members here.


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Dec 27, 2011 12:15 |  #5

Google is very arrogant - I have google*.* blocked from my computer. No ads are ever seen here or anything else from them.

Good luck hania getting your house photos removed. I'd certainly contact a lawyer regarding the trespassing issues if nothing else.

But what about aerial photos from Mapquest and so on? Not sure if there is anything that can be done about that.

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Dec 27, 2011 13:12 |  #6

AZ_Eddie wrote in post #13605160 (external link)
Google is very arrogant - I have google*.* blocked from my computer. No ads are ever seen here or anything else from them.

Good luck hania getting your house photos removed. I'd certainly contact a lawyer regarding the trespassing issues if nothing else.

But what about aerial photos from Mapquest and so on? Not sure if there is anything that can be done about that.

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I gather that the argument has been that aerial photos are public so to speak.

We will contact our farming union legal team tomorrow and see what they say.


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Dec 27, 2011 13:17 |  #7

hania wrote in post #13603869 (external link)
Hi, not sure where to post this so here goes - Google have trespassed onto a private road between 2 farms and put our house and the neighbour's onto street view!

Not really sure how/if I can ask them to remove it.

We are not visible off the public highway.

Any ideas?

I know its probably not a big deal to most people, but as we are quite isolated we are worried.

"Worried"? About what?

Is the road marked "private"? If not, there's not much you can say. If the road is on a map and not marked private, one has no expectation of privacy. Actually, ANYTHING in plain view has "no expectation of privacy". This has been ruled in US courts many times. Not sure about the UK.


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Dec 27, 2011 13:22 |  #8

When in street view, click report a problem. Then hit privacy issues, or other and security issues, they should pull it down.


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Dec 28, 2011 11:52 |  #9

VSS2011 wrote in post #13604438 (external link)
Looks like the Americans do think they own the world.

We don't? :)

Google thinks they own the world, and they are getting closer. I work down the street from Google world headquarters, and I wonder how they survive. Googleites cross the street away from crosswalks without even looking around, ride the stupid looking bicycles supplied by the company on the wrong side of the street, those that drive do it worse than any other group, and seem to have no common sense. Anyway, Google is in the process of buying up Mountain View, CA, and will soon be the biggest real estate holder around. And they are buying in the other parts of the world, too. They are spreading faster than Ebola could. I will be glad when they buy the building where I work, and can move away from the God awful traffic they create!

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Dec 28, 2011 12:00 |  #10

Yno wrote in post #13610191 (external link)
We don't? :)

Google thinks they own the world, and they are getting closer. I work down the street from Google world headquarters, and I wonder how they survive. Googleites cross the street away from crosswalks without even looking around, ride the stupid looking bicycles supplied by the company on the wrong side of the street, those that drive do it worse than any other group, and seem to have no common sense. Anyway, Google is in the process of buying up Mountain View, CA, and will soon be the biggest real estate holder around. And they are buying in the other parts of the world, too. They are spreading faster than Ebola could. I will be glad when they buy the building where I work, and can move away from the God awful traffic they create!

Thanks for the ranting platform.

If they behave like you say they do, why doesn't natural selection take care of the problem? :)


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