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Re: London Aerials

Postby PealRinger » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:11 pm

iainhouse wrote:If that's MadPeck(2), I've already PMed him and I'm partway through the fixes.

Thanks Iain - yes, you clearly beat me to it.
Other recent editors are 'EuthrixPotatoria' and 'MadCabbie' but I think both have been fixing the alignment and the recent wave of MPs.
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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.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:48 pm

Additional information: whatever realignment has happened probably started after 2am last night. That was when I closed the editor - and at that time, the UR I was working on had misaligned aerials. Now, those aerials are fixed.

So no need to panic that it might have been fixed for days and we didn't notice.

Small comfort that that is.
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:42 pm

COPIED POST FROM WAAS Thread

Twister-UK wrote:It looks as if Google have had a change of heart and fixed the offset


Not everything - unfortunately. :twisted:

Westminster Bridge, which Andy quoted above still has misaligned aerials and needs the script.

I've had a quick look during my lunch break and a couple of areas in North London have had the aerials correctly aligned. In all cases I've checked, the images are not new: they are still the image set from July 2013.

I hope this is a "work in progress" - because if it isn't, it's going to be an absolute nightmare to find the boundaries now.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. :cry:
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Re: London Aerials

Postby iainhouse » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:06 pm

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

In Gmaps, I see that the Westminster Bridge road segment does now match the aerial image - but that's because both are out of alignment! I'm guessing that, rather than moving the images to correctly align with the roads, they've moved the roads to align with the images! :shock:

I cam across an area of about 100 segments last night in Gmaps, where a Gmaps editor has re-aligned all the roads to the incorrect images. As a result, when you grab the GSV dude, none of the blue lines match up with the segments.

If you can supply me with any permalinks where you can see new aerials or think they might have been moved, I'll check.

[EDIT] I'd still like to know where you saw that new image, but the rest of what I said is probably out of date. See below :roll:
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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 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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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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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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