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(io9)   Techies at Google say that their mapping software has a "glitch" and that Google Earth did not really capture evidence of secret Chinese anti-grav technology. Sure, that's what they WANT you to believe   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Google Earth, Google, Chinese, Chinese anti, Ed Catmull, 3D modeling, depth of field, topography  
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2013-01-11 09:20:24 AM  
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RexTalionis: [ image 850x566]

Fake picture. No one could really have 4 bars on AT&T.
2013-01-11 11:30:48 AM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: You're right in that the bad mapping data was the actual problem, but he's right in that people used that excuse to bring up every problem, including this one, whether specific to Apple maps or not.

I think it's one of those things that should be considered in its totality. Sure, Google Maps has visual glitches just like Apple maps, but Apple maps does have some seriously bafflingly odd mapping data problems that go beyond simply blaming misplaced county and city locations or bad geocoding. For instance: Full Size

That last one is especially weird - how bad can your Geocoding be if Lexington Avenue is in Brooklyn?

Plus, there's one where Chinese road signs started appear in the middle of the English countryside that I cannot find a screenshot of.

Plus, for some reason, I've had some peculiar route-finding algorithm failures in Apple Maps that is just strange - like the 6 mile trip that took 35 minutes of circuitous backwoods travel as opposed to just getting on the major highway and driving 6 minutes down it.
2013-01-11 09:27:31 AM  
1 vote:
Too bad, because I really want to drive on this road.

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