Online and mobile map apps are no longer just about displaying streets and roads. Many of them today also provide the opportunity to see the view from the street. From the user’s point of view, this is undoubtedly an interesting and often useful feature. But what if, for some reason, you don’t want your property to be visible?
The solution is not complicated – enough Ask the service provider About blurring or deleting photos. How do you do it in Apple Maps, Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Mapy.cz?
How do I request deletion in Apple Maps?
Apple Maps doesn’t yet offer a street view of the Czech Republic (the so-called Look Around), so raising takedown requests isn’t on the agenda. But what is not, it can be, cars with the word Apple Maps have been driving around our country for several months.
Apple introduced its own version on Street View three years ago, and a year later it released images of the first US cities in its app. Since last year they are in Look around you As well as the streets of many Japanese and Canadian cities, London, Edinburgh and Dublin. The company wants to take pictures in thirty countries this year and cover a large part of Europe. Neither Slovakia nor Austria is needed in the plan yet.
If your property appears on Apple Maps and you don’t care, you can go to [email protected] Send an email describing in as much detail as possible what you’re having trouble with. Apple will review the app and, if it considers it appropriate, will hide your home in its service. In the US, it usually deals with it within a week.
How to request deletion in Bing Maps?
Microsoft’s Bing Maps has a feature similar to Street View called street side. It was first introduced in December 2009 and contains images of select metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada. In May 2012, some cities were added in Europe, but in neighboring Germany, for example, StreetSide was soon closed with 244,000 requests for photo blackouts.
StreetSide service is not yet connected to the Czech Republic – no shooting has taken place here and Microsoft has not even specified whether and when it will drive on the streets of our cities. and now It is not appropriate to make demands to obliterate any property.
In covered areas, this works by opening the Bing Maps app and navigating to the desired address. Click any StreetSide image in the left panel. This opens a 360-degree view of the area. To report a problem, tap Report a privacy issue with this photo (Report a privacy issue for this photo) in the lower left corner. This will open a new page where you can select an option a house (a house).
In the next stage, you will need to select the part of the image that contains your property. Click the button Provides You report the snapshot, and Microsoft then evaluates the validity of the request. If its value is justified, it will comply with the request and delete the object.
How do I request deletion on Google Maps?
We access the services that work with us, so it may happen that real estate owners want to hide the identity of some objects. Street View from Google It has been around since 2007 and the first films from the Czech Republic appeared in the fall of 2009 (Prague and D1).
If you don’t like the image of your home that is available to the world, you can ask Google to dim it. The process is simple – first find the address of the property you want to remove from Street View.
Drag the yellow stick figure onto the street to go into Street View. Then select the image where your house is visible and click three points in the upper left corner. Choose from the options shown Report a problem.
Click the three dots and select Report a problem
This will take you to a separate page where you will first select the object you want to anonymize. Then you choose if you want to blur your face, your house, your car, your license plate, or something else. Finally, just enter your email address and press Sends. Google will review the situation and notify you by email of the result.
Explain what your problem is
How to request deletion in Mapách.cz?
Mapy.cz from the Czech list refers to the view from the street as panorama She has been working since mid-2014. The spokeswoman, Anita Kapuchyanova, says about the blurring of objects in the photos: “Rules for blackout panoramic images from the street comply with the conditions of the Personal Data Protection Office. For example, faces of people or license plates of cars are automatically detected and immediately blurred. If the application accidentally loses a face or license plate, users can report it to us and we will immediately manually delete it.”
Of course, we asked if the house could be inconspicuous, for example. this question List addresses in official help, where you deal with reporting problems. In the case of private property, it gives a practical warning that Excessive effort to hide can have the exact opposite effect So it may attract unwanted attention.
“If your property is captured in the photo (car, garden, open garage door, open entrance to private land, etc.) and you don’t want to see it, you can also let us know.” Offers help. “In order to prevent attempts to obfuscate someone else’s ownership in the photo, we also need to know your credentials to validate the request.”
The obfuscation is resolved via an error message
So the procedure is as follows: First find the address where your property is located. Then click the button Report a bug In the lower right corner of the map. In the form box, type the error in the map you’re showing, and you can drag your mouse to show the description. Then just click the button Sends And wait for the statement.
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