[Talk-ca] Fwd: What Google Copying?

Adam Dunn dunnadam at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 19:38:18 GMT 2010


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Adam Dunn <dunnadam at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] What Google Copying?
To: Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>


I know this is already forwarded to DWG, but here's another example:
There's a place near Valemount where Old Tete Jaune Road and Carr Road are
close to each other on opposite sides of the Fraser River. The NRN does not
have a connection between these two roads. Neither does the Statistics
Canada GeoSearch 2006
[1<http://geodepot.statcan.ca/GeoSearch2006/GeoSearch2006.jsp?minx=4424833.70333546&miny=2258135.54892718&maxx=4428457.65291529&maxy=2260341.43128012&LastImage=http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Output/GeoSearch2006_geodepotfarm537963892447577.gif&resolution=H&lang=E&switchTab=0>],
nor Bing maps [2], nor Mapquest [3]. However, Google maps shows that Carr
Road extends all the way down to Old Tete Jaune Road [4], even though
Google's aerial imagery shows no such bridge (Yahoo imagery is just Landsat,
so no way to tell). Vreimer has decided to extend Carr Road down to Old Tete
Jaune Road, spanning the Fraser River, although he did not make it an actual
bridge. Since Google maps is the only source showing Carr Road spanning the
river, it would seem as though vreimer is copying Google. However, a quick
search on Google shows that a bridge has actually been constructed there!
[5] is the only page I can find referencing the bridge. I can't find any
construction dates or other details, but it would seem there is a bridge in
place that NRN and Statistics Canada don't have.

[1]
http://geodepot.statcan.ca/GeoSearch2006/GeoSearch2006.jsp?minx=4424833.70333546&miny=2258135.54892718&maxx=4428457.65291529&maxy=2260341.43128012&LastImage=http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Output/GeoSearch2006_geodepotfarm537963892447577.gif&resolution=H&lang=E&switchTab=0
[2]
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=52.97597733556165~-119.48730334639549&lvl=16&sty=r&where1=Valemount%2C%20BC<http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=52.97597733556165%7E-119.48730334639549&lvl=16&sty=r&where1=Valemount%2C%20BC>
[3] http://www.mapquest.com/mq/2-S3*Us0MZpsPtNgTN
[4]
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=valemount&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Valemount,+Fraser-Fort+George+Regional+District,+British+Columbia,+Canada&ll=52.975405,-119.4868&spn=0.004587,0.013937&t=h&z=17
[5] http://www.spiralroad.com/sr/pn/c/carr_road.html

Adam


On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 10:45 PM, James Ewen <ve6srv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps we can find this vreimer another hobby.
>
> We've tried to reach vreimer and had no luck.  I've referred vreimer
> to the data working group for discussion with this thread for
> reference.  I'll update this thread on the DWG's reply in the next
> week if we haven't heard from them sooner.
>
> _______________________________________________
> Talk-ca mailing list
> Talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ca/attachments/20100303/4e0a9099/attachment.html>


More information about the Talk-ca mailing list