March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

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Google 'Park'view

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Google 'Park'view

Post by fitzet » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:11 pm

I was doing some Google Map browsing of Saint Catherine's Park, near Leixlip, and noticed that StreetView is active within the park.

Are the paths in this park open to public traffic, or are Google now capturing 360 degree images of pedestrian / cycle paths in parks ? If the latter, anyone know of any other parks covered ?

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Re: Google 'Park'view

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:47 pm

The paths in the park are definitely not open to traffic - in fact cycling is not even permitted. :D
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Re: Google 'Park'view

Post by dino » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:06 pm

Google have done this in loads of areas. Mostly major cities only. Seem to remember something when they were doing Dublin City Centre pedestrian areas with their weird looking bikes.
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Re: Google 'Park'view

Post by Tmsr » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:02 am

First noticed this when scoping a cache in the Rathfarnham Castle park. Would love to see their camera bike in action!

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Re: Google 'Park'view

Post by wildfowler » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:28 pm

They have a backpack version of their camera too I believe to get into those really tight spots!
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Re: Google 'Park'view

Post by Doug.G » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:58 pm

Google-cam has also been around Dublin Castle near the Castle-Rock cache, as well as Merrion Square.

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