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(Web Urbanist)   Apple maps glitches violate the laws of physics and double as some fine surreal art   (weburbanist.com) divider line 34
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2013-06-30 06:04:16 PM  
people still use apple maps?
isnt there a google app to fix that??
:D
 
2013-06-30 06:26:18 PM  
That's some pretty nice stuff, good find Subby.
 
2013-06-30 07:18:22 PM  
For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.
 
2013-06-30 07:20:50 PM  

Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.


No you can't.
 
2013-06-30 07:22:37 PM  

Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.


I knew Jobs wasn't dead.
 
2013-06-30 07:51:12 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.

I knew Jobs wasn't dead.


He's become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
 
2013-06-30 07:51:16 PM  
Go home Apple Maps, you're drunk
 
2013-06-30 07:54:41 PM  
I'm not sure that violates the laws of Physics so much as it violates the laws of civic design.
 
2013-06-30 08:11:50 PM  
Apple Maps LOL
 
2013-06-30 08:16:19 PM  
I can't tell if a few of those are apple maps or if they're libya..
 
2013-06-30 08:32:16 PM  
Every map app I've used is working from a flawed database. My Tomtom GPS can't find roads in downtown Portland, my old Garmin had bridges in it that were torn down generations ago. Google maps has "intersections" where the roads are separated by 10-30 feet vertically. Can't say anything about Apple, even though some of my best friends use them...
 
2013-06-30 08:35:36 PM  

natazha: Google maps has "intersections" where the roads are separated by 10-30 feet vertically. Can't say anything about Apple, even though some of my best friends use them...


One nice thing about Google Maps is if you find an error you can report and they will correct it.* I've done so a number of times and they've corrected the problem (from overpass-underpass "intersections" to bad location mapping) within days or weeks.

/through the desktop interface
 
2013-06-30 08:42:53 PM  
They're stretching flat satellite photos over a depth map. Sometimes the two don't line up, other times the depth map isn't sufficient because objects such as bridges don't extend all the way to the ground. Looks weird, but no big deal.

The real problem with Apple Maps isn't the funny images so much as bad street data in some spots and the lack of public transit directions.
 
2013-06-30 08:52:46 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.

No you can't.


No he can't.  Yet I still have seen the same kind of errors in google maps.
 
2013-06-30 08:55:20 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.

No you can't.


Yes they can

It's a result of trying to superimpose 3d rendering on a 2d surface. It happens and it's typically corrected, nature of the beast. Chill out.
 
2013-06-30 09:02:01 PM  
funny-pictures-blog.com
 
2013-06-30 09:15:04 PM  
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
 
2013-06-30 09:15:50 PM  
static1.businessinsider.com
 
2013-06-30 09:44:29 PM  
ever wonder if google has some secret double-agent-code-monkeys working at apple.  Slipping in clever, hidden glitches to apple-maps, etc?

Me neither, but I just fed an army of trolls.

/Troll-feeding, is it a thing yet?
 
2013-06-30 10:02:41 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
/would be impressed
 
2013-06-30 10:08:26 PM  

Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.


Fanboi-like typing detected.
 
2013-06-30 10:24:57 PM  

MightyPez: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.

No you can't.

Yes they can

It's a result of trying to superimpose 3d rendering on a 2d surface. It happens and it's typically corrected, nature of the beast. Chill out.


"Chill out"? Dude said that Google Maps has 12 times the number of these issues as Apple maps. I simply and correctly pointed out that he is full of shiat. Chill out.
 
2013-06-30 10:32:41 PM  

Mr Rogers is aroused: ever wonder if google has some secret double-agent-code-monkeys working at apple.  Slipping in clever, hidden glitches to apple-maps, etc?


No, they just pay to have headlines like this submitted and insta-greened.
 
2013-06-30 10:48:21 PM  

natazha: Every map app I've used is working from a flawed database. My Tomtom GPS can't find roads in downtown Portland, my old Garmin had bridges in it that were torn down generations ago. Google maps has "intersections" where the roads are separated by 10-30 feet vertically. Can't say anything about Apple, even though some of my best friends use them...


i'm guessing you haven't seen those friends in quite awhile now

/bad map joke
 
2013-06-30 11:05:17 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: natazha: Google maps has "intersections" where the roads are separated by 10-30 feet vertically. Can't say anything about Apple, even though some of my best friends use them...

One nice thing about Google Maps is if you find an error you can report and they will correct it.* I've done so a number of times and they've corrected the problem (from overpass-underpass "intersections" to bad location mapping) within days or weeks.

/through the desktop interface


My parents live a few blocks from an industrial park. Several roads in the neighborhood dead end with the metal guard rail type of blockade. One day Google Maps started giving directions to drive through the guard rail to get to the expressway, or to get to my parents house from the expressway. More than once someone had to go to the industrial park and lead a visitor back to my parents house because their printed maps were wrong. There has also been plenty of commercial traffic trying to get to the park by driving through their neighborhood.

I submitted a bug and to their credit they did correct it. It took like 3 months, but they corrected it and sent me an email to let me know. A few months later it came back, so I sent a correction again... and they fixed it about 2 months later and emailed me back. Then it came back, so I submitted the problem *again* and they emailed me back a few days later stating their partners (associates? I can't recall what they called them) in the area have physically checked the intersection and their map data is correct.

Last time I checked it was still directing people incorrectly.

Google maps also has a road listed going through two of my neighbors back yards and up a thirds side yard that doesn't exist. That road only showed up a few months ago.

/both sides are bad, so vot...
//sorry, wrong tab
 
2013-06-30 11:14:15 PM  

Malacon: My parents live a few blocks from an industrial park...[snip]...their map data is correct


That's ... odd. You'd think they could. I dunno, view their own "Street View" view and see that it is not.

I usually point to their street view (or satellite view, where appropriate) to show why I am right in the first place, but I don't think I have ever gone back to check to see if their fix has ever been re-error'ed.
 
2013-07-01 02:52:04 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: [static1.businessinsider.com image 300x225]



Fixed in iOS 7 beta: i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-01 05:13:35 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: MightyPez: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Electrify: For every error I've seen when zoomed in on Apple Maps, I can find a dozen on Google Earth.

No you can't.

Yes they can

It's a result of trying to superimpose 3d rendering on a 2d surface. It happens and it's typically corrected, nature of the beast. Chill out.

"Chill out"? Dude said that Google Maps has 12 times the number of these issues as Apple maps. I simply and correctly pointed out that he is full of shiat. Chill out.


Dudes, you should both just chill out. Those are both just like, your opinions, man.
 
2013-07-01 06:40:15 AM  

natazha: Every map app I've used is working from a flawed database. My Tomtom GPS can't find roads in downtown Portland, my old Garmin had bridges in it that were torn down generations ago. Google maps has "intersections" where the roads are separated by 10-30 feet vertically. Can't say anything about Apple, even though some of my best friends use them...


I'm not very impressed with OpenStreetMap as a site, but in terms of data, it's often very good.

They built a new estate near me. A couple of days after the roads were officially highways, someone had been round and updated OpenStreetMap including mapping out bridges and cycle paths.
 
2013-07-01 06:43:56 AM  
wow... apple maps is pretty farked up...   They should keep it just the way it is ^^
 
2013-07-01 06:49:01 AM  

Mr Rogers is aroused: ever wonder if google has some secret double-agent-code-monkeys working at apple.  Slipping in clever, hidden glitches to apple-maps, etc?

Me neither, but I just fed an army of trolls.

/Troll-feeding, is it a thing yet?


I hate to burst your bubble, but yes.  Troll-feeding has been a thing for a long time now...
 
2013-07-01 08:14:25 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Malacon: My parents live a few blocks from an industrial park...[snip]...their map data is correct

That's ... odd. You'd think they could. I dunno, view their own "Street View" view and see that it is not.

I usually point to their street view (or satellite view, where appropriate) to show why I am right in the first place, but I don't think I have ever gone back to check to see if their fix has ever been re-error'ed.


I was about to type "they still haven't done my parents neighborhood yet," but decided to check first and was surprised to see that there not only did they hit my parents neighborhood, but so recently I can spot my fathers new car.

That road is also now a proper dead end again.
 
2013-07-01 09:49:26 AM  

Mr Rogers is aroused: ever wonder if google has some secret double-agent-code-monkeys working at apple.  Slipping in clever, hidden glitches to apple-maps, etc?

Me neither, but I just fed an army of trolls.

/Troll-feeding, is it a thing yet?


I dunno. Apple maps is pretty much the worst. It's directions to the Philly Airport put you square in the middle of a river, two miles away.
 
2013-07-01 11:07:45 AM  

PsyLord: /would be impressed


Wouldn't Dali be more appropriate? Picasso was more knkwn for being a cubist not really a surrealist. That's not to say he wouldnt be impressed just wondering what you're shooting for.
 
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