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Adorable dog ends in every street view shot after following the maps photographer

He started following the Google Maps photographer in South Korea and ended up appearing in thousands of street view images.

Adorable dog ends in every street view shot after following the maps photographer
Cover Image Source: Daum

The world of navigation experienced a real revolution with the emergence of street view technology that gave users immersive and panoramic views of locations around the globe. It is essentially a virtual exploration experience that allows individuals to preview routes and important landmarks before they begin traveling. It acts as a very useful visual cue for people by giving them a good idea of what the roads and places will look like, preventing them from getting lost. Google Maps has been at the forefront of this new technology but seems to be missing one very adorable part.

Image Source: Daum
Image Source: Daum

The mapping software does not have a really cute guide dog that shows up on its street view images. Daum, a web portal owned by Kakao in South Korea, has just that which adds to one's navigational experience, as reported by The Verge. Street view data requires human photographers to go out and capture images of various locations to build their database. So, the dog that we see in the images decided to happily tag along with the photographer working for Daum and inadvertently ended up being photographed for many of the street view locations.

Image Source: Daum
Image Source: Daum
Image Source: Reddit | u/DAVID_FRIGGIN_KING
Image Source: Reddit | u/DAVID_FRIGGIN_KING
Image Source: Reddit | u/I30
Image Source: Reddit | u/I30

The news of the dog has been shared on Reddit, where it has received 93K upvotes and 883 comments. People revealed more details about the dog in the comments section. u/easthernam commented, "This cute pupper's name is actually Maru and he is the unofficial guide dog of the Jook Island/Jook Do (a small island in Korea) and has been living on the island for 7 years. Maru is known to be super friendly to tourists and locals. There is another doggo named Mingki on another island where she guides tourists too!" u/Aerron pointed out, "The dog kept chasing that white boomerang."


 
 
 
 
 
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The increased use of mapping software has been generally very helpful for people. Some time back, Yasushi "Yassan" Takahashi decided to go the extra mile to propose to his beloved girlfriend by going on a six-month journey across Japan just so he could spell out "Marry Me" with a heart over the country's virtual map. Yassan got the idea of utilizing GPS art to create an unforgettable proposal for Natsuki, his girlfriend, in 2008. GPS art is "the act of creating a large-scale digital drawing by traveling with a GPS device along a predetermined route. When the route is uploaded to a mapping tool like Google Earth, a form takes shape," as per Google.


 
 
 
 
 
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Yassan meticulously mapped out a journey spanning Japan to spell "Marry Me," resigning from his job to embark on this romantic quest. Covering 4,451 miles over six months from Hokkaido to Kagoshima, he unveiled the elaborate proposal to Natsuki via Google Earth. This extraordinary effort earned him the Guinness World Record for the largest GPS drawing. Natsuki also happily accepted his heartfelt proposal. His adventure inspired him to do more GPS drawings all over the world. According to his website, he is a professional GPS artist with more than 1400 artworks, having drawn more than 100,000 kilometers in 24 countries.

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