Dox comes from the Greek, “doxa”. Perhaps from Dutch word “docke”, meaning “doll”.
It is an archaic English term for prostitute or mistress.
Doxyspotting.com is an archive of spotted prostitutes on Google Street View. With over 700 sightings of prostitution we are the largest resource for StreetView prostitutes on the internet.
Google Maps Street View is the ideal voyeuristic tool. People are voyeuristic in nature – men especially. It is very easy to spot a girl with nice big boobs on Google Street View. Spotting prostitutes may seem a bit more difficult. But if you know what to look for, it actually becomes quite easy. For example you can drop the StreetView Icon pretty much anywhere in Madrid‘s Zona Industrial de Villaverde and you will be able to spot a hooker on Google Street View.
Doxy Spotting is almost a sport. It is the perfect and insuspicious way to kill some time at work or if you are bored. But be warned – doxy spotting is highly addictive.
First, please check the overview map if the spottings has not been found already. Everything you need to submit can be found on the submission form. You can submit the locations of spottings in several formats. “-34.12345, 34,12345″ works as well as “20°12’12.12, 30°34’34.34″. However, the best and preferred format is the Street View link (see below).
Well, let’s start with the basics. Go to google.maps.com. You will see a small orange man on the left of the map. It is called “peg man”. You can drag and drop it onto the map. This will open Google Street View. At the top right of the Street View, you will find a link with the simple title “link” (or the equivalent in your language). Clicking this link will open a popup box. Copy the url out of the upper field of this box. That’s the Street View link. Submitting this link will show the exact same view in the submission queue.
There must be thousands of prostitutes on Google Maps StreetView. We’ve already spotted
about 800 over 1900 of them.
A website lives from its updates. It makes no sense to add all the sightings at once. That’s why we distinguish between “published” and “unpublished” spottings. Published spottings can be viewed in detail on the website. Unpublished spottings were added to the system, but are not yet live.
This way you can come visit doxyspotting.com daily and find at least one new prostitute sighting a day!
All submissions are reviewed manually. New spottings are saved to a storage location before they are published. There could be a couple of reasons why your submitted spotting is not published:
This is simply a problem with the caching of the website. I will try to come up with a technical solution to clear the object cache when new items are submitted. For now, the cache has to expire or be manually deleted.
This, again, is a caching problem. The site will show up in whatever language the most recent visitor was using. I have not found a solution, yet.
If I find new spottings due to your single submission, I’ll give you credit for the finds. This happened for example with “red” a couple of months back. “Red” only submitted one spotting, but helped us find over 50 new spottings in the region of Bari, Italy (which was undiscovered at that time).