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19 de Enero 2006

Enhanced Road Layers for Google Earth

New Road Data in Google EarthGoogle just announced new enhanced road layers within Google Earth. The enhancements cover at least the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands - according to the brief announcement at the GEC here:

Jan 18th, 7pm (PST) The road layers have been updated in a number of ways. Have a look in the US, in Canada, in Puerto Rico, and in the US Virgin Islands to see some of the enhancements.

To see the new roads, turn on the Roads layer. The colors are now different for the roads, and look more like those found in Google Local. Also, the roads declutter as you zoom out, and the lines for the roads disappear when you're close enough to see the roads themselves from the aerial/satellite photography. Some of the road data seems more accurate than before. And, the road data was a bit more up to date at least in one place I looked at.

The decluttering effect seemed to apply to the UK and Italy when I looked, but I didn't notice a lot of different data for those countries. Anyone else notice something else new?

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 19 de Enero 2006 a las 10:17 PM

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    I noticed alot of corrections for roads that were slightly off in South Alabama.

    Enviado por: Shawn K. at 22 de Enero 2006 a las 11:53 AM

    I noticed a bunch of roads that used to be labeled by their "state route" number in NC are now labeled by their proper names. Although there are still some nagging misalignments.

    Enviado por: Owen at 22 de Enero 2006 a las 07:54 PM

    Is there a way to correct a road name? Also the road layer is out of alignment with the photo.
    zip 95412.

    Enviado por: Doug Simmonds at 16 de Noviembre 2006 a las 02:57 PM

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