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http://maps.google.c...S...mp;t=h&om=1

Anyone else have some good examples?

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without knowing those environs, it's hard to judge inaccuracy. can you elaborate?

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Ah, well, that link should have brought up the hybrid map type, with streets overlaid over satellite. You can clearly see the offset if it's set to hybrid. I guess I'm spoiled living in the NYC metro area, because we have the highest level of satellite zoom available, and I guess some of the most accurate street networks.

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I've run into some pretty bad areas from time to time, especially where different images have been seamed. Here's one for example from Watsonville, CA

http://maps.google.c... ....013561&t=h

I've seen some issues in the Sierra Foothills in the past but looking them up now they appear to be fixed
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I guess I'm spoiled living in the NYC metro area, because we have the highest level of satellite zoom available, and I guess some of the most accurate street networks.


Hmmm...

Hate to say it, but I think this is just a tad bit higher in resolution... Apeldoorn (data supplied by the department of Ruimtelijke Informatie, city of Apeldoorn)

This one's pretty high-res too: Southend, UK
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Hate to say it, but I think this is just a tad bit higher in resolution...


Pie in my face! :blink: What I meant to say was "higher than what's generally available in the United States", not the highest resolution in the world :rolleyes:

Apeldoorn (data supplied by the department of Ruimtelijke Informatie, city of Apeldoorn)


Hey hans, what's up with that funny parking lot/curvy parking alignment?? (Those wacky Europeans...)

BTW, one of the families I grew up with in my church were the Apeldoorns! (I've told you I grew up the American version of the Dutch Reformed Church, yea?) Guess I know where they hail from now.

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Hey hans, what's up with that funny parking lot/curvy parking alignment?? (Those wacky Europeans...)


It's actually a fountain... Or rather, a series of water jets in the curvy bit. Sometimes it's switched off (e.g. when there's a market going on, or when there's a wedding ceremony in the old City Hall (bottom left in that scene, the new one is the big building at the top).
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