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Google Maps and satellite imagery of KW
#31
Now Waterloo is in 3d on Google Earth... looks amazing!

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#32
(11-18-2015, 02:46 PM)insider Wrote: Now Waterloo is in 3d on Google Earth... looks amazing!

That is some kind of black magic. Even my house and garage are in 3D.
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#33
Big Grin 
I spent a lot of time looking at the 3D images of KW.  Fascinating.  But I noticed that Cambridge isn't in 3D.  Is someone trying to rile Mayor Doug Craig again?   Wink
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#34
(11-19-2015, 04:37 AM)zanate Wrote: That is some kind of black magic. Even my house and garage are in 3D.
And in much higher resolution than the previous satellite photos.
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#35
(11-19-2015, 09:05 AM)jgsz Wrote: I spent a lot of time looking at the 3D images of KW.  Fascinating.  But I noticed that Cambridge isn't in 3D.  Is someone trying to rile Mayor Doug Craig again?   Wink

Google is not very kind to Cambridge, I've noticed - much of the 2D imagery, even, is 5 years or more out of date...
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#36
Try 10.

Wink
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#37
(11-19-2015, 09:05 AM)jgsz Wrote: Is someone trying to rile Mayor Doug Craig again?   Wink

While I welcome the thought, my guess is that Google measures the rate of change and uses this to re-order drive- and fly-bys for new imagery. KW with so much construction lately gets updated more often while slower moving Cambridge has longer increments.
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#38
Jeez, I'm trying to do some editing on google mapmaker, and it's sure frustrating recently.
I can't predict what edits are going to require google or regional lead moderation anymore. Some publish immediately, some don't. Once an edit needs moderation, very few of them ever get reviewed. I've got a stack of edits going back to September that are all hanging around, going nowhere.

GtwoK, are you finding things to be the same?

I'd better compile my edits together and post them for review in the mapmaker community.
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#39
I am definitely finding things to be the same. Thankfully, if it goes to Google moderation, it will be approved withing a few hours. Unfortunately, there's no way to force it to Google moderation. I've had to follow the same collect-and-post-in-the-forum method most of the time now.

It doesn't help that some areas seemingly require review no matter the scale of the change. The former Charles St (what is now marked as the eastbound lanes) requires review for every single minor adjustment to attributes or position made along it. The new portion I created (westbound) is free for editing and immediate approval by anyone. It's difficult trying to publish Ion changes as they happen now.
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#40
Maybe with the new Google office opening up, some edits will happen faster?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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