[OSM-talk] Google has dual carriage way where it's not built yet

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Wed Oct 7 23:11:30 BST 2009

Polderrunner wrote:
> We certainly can't beat Google here!
> http://sautter.com/map/?zoom=15&lat=52.00686&lon=4.32042&layers=B00000TFFFFF
> (use the slider to blend the osm map in and out)
> Google Maps are years ahead of reality in this new construction area. 
> All the streets 'missing' from OSM are also non-existent in the real 
> landscape. Most of those fanthom streets haven't even started to be 
> built yet. I surveyed the 'forbidden' roads in the middle some time ago 
> and what you see on the osm map is really what's on the ground at the 
> moment.
> John Smith wrote:
>> Maybe google is feeling a little intimidated by all the announcements
>> of new roads turning up on OSM as soon as construction finishes!
>> In this case they've jumped the gun and show dual carriage way where
>> it's still under construction:
>> http://maps.google.com.au/maps?ll=-26.186039,152.654761&z=18
>> http://osm.org/go/ueTQprZn8--
>> I came past it this afternoon and it's no where near completed.
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It might be worth contacting the developer. They might have plans that 
they can let you copy.

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