Unfriendly neighbourhood


#1

This is why I do some surveys on a cold 1 of january.

A camera crew is attacked by a stone thrower in Brussels. Let’s call him David.

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/04/23/terzake-ploeg-bekogeld-in-anderlechtse-probleemwijk/


#2

And as thanks an OSM moderator deleted my note to map the shops before it was three months old.


#3

Also in the Netherlands there are neighbourhoods you’d better avoid with your 360 camera :roll_eyes:
https://www.gelderlander.nl/achterhoek/winterswijkers-die-met-spullen-naar-auto-google-street-view-gooien-gaan-opnieuw-viraal~ab7f42fb/


#4

When I’m in a known risky neighborhood I mount a single camera not hidden but less visible. I avoid circling around the same area but may make multiple pases over many days instead.

But as @ligfietser example shows, stuff may happen when not expected. I had my only encounter just at my old school. A place I have always known to be safe for many years. I took a picture of the main building of the area but some guys setting at a bench did not like it at all. They were litterally sitting in the middle of the main image that portraits this area, and only took up a few blurry pixels on my shot, but they got quite angry.


#5

This is a big problem in Brazil / Rio de Janeiro, specially in shanty towns / favelas. Even Google doesn’t have such areas.

I believe the only way to get some images would be with a partnership with the police, mounting cameras in their cars.


#6

They did some imagery with police escort. Here for example:

I remember seeing photos where they were escorted by police cars in what looked like a really really bad area as well, don’t remember where it was though.