[OSM-talk] Bing maps is misplaced

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Tue Dec 7 14:14:57 GMT 2010


Jaak Laineste wrote:
>  It is good news that Bing aerials are available. The bad news is that
> Bing has made exactly the same mistake as Google, who has managed to
> misplace aerials in some areas in the beginning of September 2009.
> They are shifted about 20-25 meters, which makes them quite unusable
> for tracing.anything more than big roads.
> 
> Maybe they use same flawed source for aerials?
> 
> Affected area is Estonia, for example, and also some surrounding
> regions. It is easily seen even in Google and Bing own map services -
> when you switch to hybrid view. I put my quick analysis with examples
> to http://www.maakaart.ee/index.php/summary-in-english/google-and-bing-maps-errors

Others have noticed it. Among them : 
http://blog.samat.org/p/Bing-Imagery-Misaligned-at-Lower-Zooms#comment-17501 
and http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/halfd/diary/12471




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