Today while out for one of my favorite lunchtime walks through the three green fields (Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green, and College Park in Trinity) I spotted the Google Street View car with its camera on the roof. I was just outside the Provost's House in Trinity located at the centre of the map below:
It was an ordinary saloon car with a curious roof rack on which was a clearly visible camera on top. I had heard that Google had stopped using a van in favour of a lower car due to privacy concerns. There was a guy in the back of the car with a laptop computer - as he passed he was looking in a folder at some files, so I'm not sure that he was actually recording as he drove past me.
I felt like waving to the camera, but I did not want to look stupid for posterity on Google Maps Street View. I do hope they were recording - I have no problem being shown on Street View. In fact I will probably be disappointed if they blot my face out! I'll be on the lookout for the Street View outside the Provost's House whenever Google get this on-line.