[Talk-GB] Facebook Map Query - Thames rendered as Thanames

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Fri Oct 26 09:56:56 UTC 2018

I'd be more concerned that on Facebook's mobile website (Android/Silk 
Browser) that image clicks through to Google Maps.


On 26/10/2018 01:44, Steve Doerr wrote:
> A user on the Facebook group 'UK Places Editors' has commented on the 
> fact that some maps on Facebook pages in the vicinity of Putney Bridge 
> (London) show the River Thames as 'Thanames'. See, for example, 
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Putney-Bridge/103150243057869
> A bit of browser debugging shows that it's accessing the URL 
> https://external-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/static_map.php?v=1013&osm_provider=2&size=324x160&zoom=15&markers=51.46701240%2C-0.21317368&language=en_GB&scale=2
> Note the parameter &osm_provider=2
> Can anyone shed light on what tile service is being used here and what 
> could be causing the Thanames name to appear? I can see that adjacent 
> tiles rendered at different times, so that the label 'Thames' occurs 
> in a different position, could cause something that looks like 
> 'Thanames' when they are joined together, but I can't produce any 
> evidence of this.

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