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It's likely the case that the house numbers are from Google Street View, and they are using them to improve the addressing for Google Maps.

I'm a bit puzzled by this update, though. I have reCAPTCHA on a wiki that I maintain, and I still see the traditional text based ones, not anything like these new number based ones. Are they rolling this out slowly?

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