4 Years After Her Mother Died, A Woman Was Shocked To See A Familiar Figure On Google Street View

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When Danny Wu from Taiwan searched for familiar haunts on Google Street View, she spotted something wholly unexpected that made her want to cry. Then in November 2018 Wu shared her surprising experience on Facebook – and her story touched people all over the world…

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Launched in 2007, Google Street View takes images captured by its purposefully equipped cars and digitally blends them into seamless scenes. The results create immersive panoramas of almost any location that can be explored virtually – as if walking the streets – through a web browser.

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Today, Google Street View is a project of leviathan proportions. Its image database actually spans nearly 40 countries and thousands of cities. In fact, Google’s octopus-like reach is so extensive and established that it is now even possible to observe a decade of change in some urban locations.

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