[Talk-GB] Google maps added addresses!

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 18:21:33 UTC 2020


Google also have access to many people's Android phones (if given
permission) with their home address in, as well as doing Google Maps
directions to/from 'home', so this could be an additional source.

On Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 18:15 David Woolley, <forums at david-woolley.me.uk>
wrote:

> On 28/12/2020 16:21, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> > I just spotted that Google Maps has added house numbers to their map of
> > the UK. They are all over the place - does anyone recognise the source?
> >
>
> They've had them for years.  You've been able to search on house numbers
> for many years.  In some cases they were probably interpolated.
>
> Bing, as used by my council's app, for reverse geocoding, also has house
> numbers, although too many of them are interpolated (whilst they get one
> side of the road more or less right, they get totally confused on the
> other side, where there are several blank fences.
>
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