[talk-au] What's going on here? (mysterious street)

Ben Last ben.last at nearmap.com
Fri Aug 20 02:28:55 BST 2010


There's something else like that here:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=&sll=-31.857129,115.761244&sspn=0.016767,0.025814&ie=UTF8&ll=-31.857129,115.761244&spn=0.016767,0.025814&z=16
That Coghill Street doesn't exist and hasn't ever existed (the whole of Star
Swamp is preserved bushland):
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-31.858059,115.762167&ll=-31.858059,115.762167&z=17&t=h&nmd=20100801
I always wondered if it was a street added to Google Maps as a
copyright-trap; if it showed up in an external database it'd be evidence of
copying.
Ben

On 20 August 2010 09:22, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>  For my own education, could someone attempt to guess what's going on here:
>
> http://goo.gl/maps/lBqP
>
> Specifically, Ward Rd. I see no trace of it on NearMap
> (http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-37.897085,145.391838&z=18&t=h&nmd=20100711),
> and I couldn't find it when I rode through there the other night.
>
> Well, ok, you can kind of see the outline of something that once might
> have been a road, but it's just grass. But at Grantulla Rd, StreetView
> shows what I saw: three driveways, all clearly private property.
>
> Even Melway has it:
>
> http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd_new/mapsearch.cgi?star=5&heading=&x=145.39312095760306&ftsSearch=ward%20rd%20kallista&y=-37.89649631015688&level=6&StateID=1
>
> They show it as dashed, but I'm not sure what that means.
>
> Anyway, is this likely a road that used to exist, an error...something
> else?
>
> Steve
>
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Ben Last
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