[talk-au] Google nearly up to date

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Tue Sep 9 22:10:48 BST 2008

On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Nick Hocking wrote:
> Google Maps has finally caught up to OSM in the Canberra suburbs of Dunlop
> and Forde. Actually this is quite impressive for Google since some of the
> Forde streets have only been open to the public for a month or so.  Mind
> you, they do have an extra appendage on Jessie Street that isn't actually
> there  (I don't think it's an Easter Egg, but who knows!!).
> However they fall way behind in Franklin - C'mon Google some of those
> street have been driveable for over 10 days now. :-)
> In Queanbeyan they are wrong quite a bit and no evidence that it will ever
> be fixed.

Those sort of places are very amenable to a Sunday bicycle ride when all the 
construction people are away, so we get a head start on the new roads that 

Out here, there are so many wrong road names on the commercial maps it is 
hopeless to try to find your way by Google or Sensis.
They have used character recognition and guesswork to name roads
so Hemley became Hentleys on both G and S
Quite how Rankins Springs Road became Quarry Road is beyond explanation.

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