Posted February 12, 2008 4:13 pm by with 11 comments

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It wasn’t enough that you could find our roofs on Google Earth. Oh no. Google had to really know where we Marketing Pilgrims live. And now they’ve gone and done it—they’ve expanded Google Maps Street View to include our homes.

No pilgrim houses were photographed in making this article
Not an actual Pilgrim house

Google Maps Street View now includes:

  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (which actually includes all cities within 75 miles of Salt Lake, covering me and Janet)
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Raleigh/Durham/Cary, North Carolina (again, including large surrounding areas and covering Andy)
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Kansas City, Missouri

This brings the total of covered cities to 30.

If you haven’t seen it already, you can easily pan down in these Street Views to see Google’s photo car:
Front of Google Maps Street View photo car
Back of Google Maps Street View photo car

I have to admit that it is a bit weird seeing your own home on Google (not to mention the homes of my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles). But it could be worse, right?


  • I wounder what the Job req’s are…

  • The video is hilarious!

    I’m sure they only added Raleigh so they could spy on me. 😉

  • Janet Meiners

    Thanks for the laugh – I love your [not actual] picture of the Marketing Pilgrim house.

    What are the chances that they could get the locations of 3 marketing pilgrims in one update?

    They must love us.

    – Janet

  • That is a trip! I almost wish they had my city in there so I could see! I don’t know anyone to stalk!

  • Come up to Vancouver, Google! I’d like to see if you can get the video past the border guards.

    And I’d like to see my house on the interweb…

  • Lol, that video is fantastic!

    Browsing through the street view maps can be very addicting as you cruise around looking for familiar places – or people doing stupid things.

  • I think that is great that people can see their own house. But if you think about stalking then I hope Google won’t come to my house.

  • Jordan McCollum

    I do have to give credit on the video find to my husband. He was a little sad I didn’t, actually, but I told him that I would have if he had updated his blog since last June.

  • That video is hysterical. And a little bit scary too.

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  • I wonder if this Google device will discourage calls to see my listings that sit next to ugly homes or run-down properties.

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