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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:47 am

PealRinger wrote:I've noticed some areas of roads being moved to match the misaligned aerials in South London.


If that's MadPeck(2), I've already PMed him and I'm partway through the fixes. He hasn't done a bad job - just wasted his time really. :(
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Re: London Aerials

Postby PealRinger » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:35 am

Bump for awareness.

I've noticed some areas of roads being moved to match the misaligned aerials in South London.
Will PM some of the recent editors.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby Timbones » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:25 am

Updated script - see this new thread for details.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby Timbones » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:04 am

That's right on the boundary of Greater London. If you zoom out a bit, you can see the yellow line, and the subtle change in shading of the aerials imagery which don't match. You'll have to be careful of the alignment just outside the yellow boundary.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby ditchi56 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:55 am

This corner of Surrey needs shifting as well.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby CTCNetwork » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:45 pm

Hi,
Timbones wrote:Google have refused to correct this issue, saying "10 meters offset is considered normal" and they won't fix the area.

Normal to whom? Challenger Tank drivers? Add the possible inaccuracy of GPS to 20 meters (or more) and your start accuracy is 30 meters. Not so good when looking for/navigation to a premises or house.

Des. . . ;)
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Re: London Aerials

Postby ditchi56 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Timbones wrote:Google have refused to correct this issue, saying "10 meters offset is considered normal" and they won't fix the area.

Can we formally ask Waze for the re-instatement of the more reliable Bing aerials? They won't be (allowed to) agree of course, but it would make the point.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby Timbones » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:09 pm

Google have refused to correct this issue, saying "10 meters offset is considered normal" and they won't fix the area. So once again we have to come up with our own solution.

Introducing the WME Aerial Auto Shifter for Greater London!

Any editor who frequently or occasionally edits anywhere near London should have this installed!
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:29 pm

:D :cry: :D :cry: :D :cry: :D :cry:

Even Googles own editors are screwing it up now.
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That's a screenshot from Google maps. Somebody has realigned the roads to the east of Westminster bridge to match the mis-aligned aerials. But they've left the bridge segment itself alone, so it is still correctly aligned with reality. :roll:

I guess that's where we have an advantage. We can see the GPS tracks that prove that the roads are correctly aligned and it's the aerial images that are wrong.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:57 pm

I've just been using a straight -10m vertical. 1 or 2 metres isn't going to make any real difference.

Phone GPS isn't accurate down to that level and I wouldn't expect aerials to be that precisely aligned under normal circumstances - although 10m out is obviously pretty major! :evil:
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