Google Maps Help Nab Bicycle Thief
As reported in the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh is among the first 14 cities to be photographed for Google Maps’ Street View. The virtual tour technology has raised concern over privacy issues and spawned humorous articles reporting on the odd sightings captured by Google’s 360° cameras. Such incidences are rare, however, so imagine the surprise when bicycling barista Rachel Belloma confirmed her suspicion that her Cannondale was being borrowed while she worked.
Interestingly, while the folks at Google were able to map almost every street in the city, certain Pittsburgh neighborhoods escaped the roving cameras, either in-part or entirely. Missing out on the joys and benefits of zooming in on their homes are many residents of Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemmington, Braddock, McKeesport and parts of the Northside, Wilkinsburg and the Hill District.