Sunday, January 03, 2016

Tracing You with Street View

Tracing You is a website consisting of just six different Street View images showing various locations around the world. The locations of those six Street View images displayed are determined by the locations of the last six visitors to Tracing You.

The IP address of every visitor to Tracing You is tracked back to find where that visitor lives. The site then uses the latitude and longitude of that trace to show a Street View image of  each visitor's location. When you visit Tracing You the first image shown on the page is the Street View it has found based on the location determined by your IP address.

Using IP addresses to determine a visitor's location isn't always accurate. Therefore, while you might be surprised by the accuracy of the Street View shown of your address, you are just as likely not to even recognize the location shown.

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