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18 de Abril 2006

April 18th - Google Earth Gets Database Update

Google has just announced a data update with a "significant data move for Western Europe and worldwide placenames and borders". This primarily effects satellite and aerial photos, but also includes borders and other layer data. I'll summarize more after I have a chance to look things over. Details from Google in this post:

  • large data move for Digital Globe's coverage of Western Europe (!!)
  • Paris, France - GeoInfo 5/2004
  • Amsterdam, Assen, Houten, The Hague, Zeist, Wassenaar Waterland - AeroData 2005
  • Livingston County, New York - NYGIS 2005
  • Columbia County, Orange, Rockland, Westchester,Sullivan, Ulster, Herkimer County, New York - NYGIS 2004
  • Herkimer County, New York - NYGIS 2003
  • Lawrence, Kansas - Digital Globe 4/2005, 1/2006 (a bit snowy)
  • Google Earth Community layer March 24th update, improved presentation
  • Antweb added to Community Showcase
  • World placenames, borders, and island names - Europa Tech.
  • Alternative language placenames (French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English) - Europa Tech.

[EDIT: 19-April-2006 - See this for a growing list of details on the update]


Enviado por FrankTaylor at 18 de Abril 2006 a las 10:05 PM

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    With this Update Google is going back in toponym.

    In Catalonia (area around Barcelona, 41 23'16.50"N, 2 10'11.71"E) are a serious problems with unofficial toponym. Preoviously, situation wasn't OK, but now is really worst: Vich, Tarrasa, Villanueva y Geltru, Villafranca del Panades... are completely wrong.

    In addition, there are several cities wrong situated (as Amposta).

    Europa Tech isn't a good database provider.

    Enviado por: Marc B. at 19 de Abril 2006 a las 03:56 AM

    This update is great for The Netherlands. Hope more will come soon!

    Check out the blocked out military complex in Assen. They blocked it with a "camouflage green" color.

    Enviado por: Jean at 19 de Abril 2006 a las 05:56 AM

    Some initial comments, from a Dutch perspective:
    * Finally, some half-decent Amsterdam coverage! Still, not as good as it could be, some other Dutch cities - even Assen, in the middle of nowhere - have a much better resolution.
    * New place name data is buggy. for instance:
    - It thinks Uithoorn (lat 52.24, lon 4.82) is in the middle of Mijdrecht (lat 52.211, lon 4.867)
    - It thinks Elburg (52.45,5.83) is in 't Harde (52.418, 5.875)
    * There's some weird crambling going on in The Hague (52.0785,4.316). I think it's the Ministry of Defense. Weird. The old data, still in Google Maps, did not have this scrambling. Also, the parliament buildings, just to the Northwest, are in the clear.

    - Michael

    Enviado por: Michael Schaap at 19 de Abril 2006 a las 07:13 AM

    You need to update the name: Tibet.
    You little rent boys at google should stop fellating chinese fascism.

    Enviado por: Heracles Sakalis at 19 de Abril 2006 a las 08:36 AM

    And now "unofficial" or "temporary" borders.
    Like Gaza strip, Hala'ib triangle, moroccan border, Kashmir zones...

    Enviado por: draner at 19 de Abril 2006 a las 09:33 AM

    Hi again! sorry, but you're looking for new imagery and i think i found one. Maputo - Mozambique (Africa).

    Best Regards, CyBeR7

    Enviado por: CyBeR7 at 19 de Abril 2006 a las 02:16 PM

    I have noticed that for some strange reason, certain parts of the map become higher resolution
    if you turn off the Terrain layer. Does anybody
    know why is this so?

    Enviado por: Daryl Radivojevic at 21 de Abril 2006 a las 10:16 AM

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