[Talk-ca] More Google Copying
samueldyck at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 23:36:57 GMT 2010
I did, Geobase doesn't even have the street and lacks street names in
Manitoba. (at least this is the case in the viewer. The Geobase data in
Winnipeg appears to be out of date by at least 14 years in some cases.
But yes, a mapping party would be a good idea, any other Winnipegers on this
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Sam Vekemans
<acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com>wrote:
> Thanks for sharing.
> The user seems to be doing alot of great work.
> Did you cross-check with the GeoBase data?
> Im not sure what the spelling of it is in there.
> If anyone is in Winnipeg, perhaps a couch mapping party is needed?
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Sam Dyck <samueldyck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I just got a job that involves entering addresses into Google Maps
>> (don't ask), one of these streets, Drobot Place (all address in winnipeg),
>> Google has either deliberately or accidentally named Drobol Place (here<http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=54+Drobol+Place&sll=49.940788,-97.039954&sspn=0.009239,0.01929&gl=ca&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=54+Drobol+Pl,+Winnipeg,+Division+No.+11,+Manitoba&ll=49.94056,-97.040133&spn=0.009239,0.01929&z=16>,
>> compare Yahoo<http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=49.940088&lon=-97.039395&zoom=16&q1=44%20Drobot%20Place%2C%20Winnipeg>,
>> Bing,<http://www.bing.com/maps/#JndoZXJlMT01NiUwOURyb2JvdCtQbGFjZSZiYj00OS45NDQ1OTAyNzAwMzM5JTdlLTk3LjAyODQ1MjY2NDM3MDklN2U0OS45MzUxMDI4MTY4ODQzJTdlLTk3LjA0ODQwODI5OTQ0MTc=> City
>> of Winnipeg Assesment<http://map.winnipeg.ca/AsmtPreview/AsmtMap.asp?fav=F&CurrentYearLabel=2009%20Assessment%20Roll%20%282003%20market%20value%29&DisplayProposed=T&ProposedYearLabel=Proposed%202010%20Assessment%20Value%20%28Market%20value%20as%20at%20April%201,%202008%29&PIN=4003338400&BufferSize=100&MapWidth=800&MapHeight=600&lang=EN&Maptype=ADV>,
>> Google Street View<http://maps.google.ca/maps?client=firefox-a&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=70+drobol+place,+Winnipeg&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=70+Drobol+Pl,+Winnipeg,+Division+No.+11,+Manitoba&gl=ca&ei=c7OBS5imEMqXtgfn39GSBw&ved=0CAkQ8gEwAA&ll=49.941181,-97.039624&spn=0.002375,0.006968&z=18&layer=c&cbll=49.941066,-97.039721&panoid=rJZ56epUjR7hEGhBbvZq-w&cbp=12,148.29,,0,3.34>(Needs Flash)). OSM makes
>> the same mistake<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=49.9405&lon=-97.04047&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF>as Google, which leads me to beileve that the street and others were copied
>> from Google. I really hate telling people that I caught them "cheating."
>> (I'm sure it was an honest mistake) Could someone please contact the editor
>> responsible (you can look him/her up, I don't want to name names. I would be
>> willing to help with any followup and cleanup, and you can give them my
>> username (sammuell) if you wish, I just can't bring myself to send a message
>> explaining just how I caught them.
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