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Re: London Aerials

Postby AndyPot2 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:15 am

It looks like the London aerials may have been fixed at last, I have checked various places mainly north, west and central London and they now much better aligned so be careful if you are using Aerial Auto Shifter.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby AndyPot2 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:38 am

It also looks like they have updated some of the aerials, if you compare this image to the one iainhouse uploaded you will see that that the buses are different and that Googles "road" now runs down the centre of the bridge.

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Googles editors are going to have to come back and correct their roads now... :lol:
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Re: London Aerials

Postby AndyPot2 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:09 pm

iainhouse wrote:Where does that lower image come from? I can't see it in Google Maps, or Earth, or Waze.


I noticed it around 7:30 this morning, found this thread, saw your picture of Westminster Bridge so thought just to double check I would find the same image, I normally use Chrome so think that is where I captured it.

Just tried in Chrome and Explorer 10 and got the old and new images so I don't know what is going on :?

Is one of them using an old cache thingy .. it's all a bit too technical for me :lol:
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Re: South East London Aerials

Postby CTCNetwork » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:35 pm

Hi,

There was, if I remember, somewhere you could report misaligned aerial imagery, whether misaligned to neighbouring images or whether in the wrong position.
Need that in the wiki as I can't see it there either.

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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.

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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 ditchi56 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:55 am

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

Postby dknight212 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:53 pm

Ah, that was the problem! Oops :roll:
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Tue May 13, 2014 6:18 pm

It's a hell of a lot of London!

HQ have just posted about working to fix misaligned aerials here.

I have just reported this area, which basically as much of London as I can fit on my screen in one permalink. Aerials are offset 10m to the south across this entire area and probably further.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:37 pm

Thanks to Google Earth and the historical imagery controls, I have managed to identify the extent of the misaligned Google aerials for London. This is not a pretty sight. :evil:

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I'm guessing that there is a larger set of aerial images, from which Google has purchased everything within the London "county" borders (that's the pale green line you can see in the image). According to the history tool, these images were taken in July 2013.

Obviously this was done to provide more up-to-date and better images for London. Unfortunately they've really shot themselves in the foot. These images are misaligned for Google Earth and Google Maps - we're just collateral damage.
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