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    Cyburbian rosierivets's avatar
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    Correcting map errors on GPS/Mapquest/Google Maps, etc.

    Does anyone know how to correct map errors on GPS and online mapping websites? A cul-de-sac with about 18 homes doesn't show up on Mapquest, Google Maps and some GPS systems.

    I went through the channels listed on the various websites to make the error known and now the street shows up on Google Earth, but I'm not sure if I'm barking up the wrong tree and residents have been on a trustee to address the situation.

    Based on my understanding, the websites hire data harvesters to gather updates and I am guessing that the base data comes from counties?

    Thanks!
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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Tell them to go suck it and contact the private company on their own and stop wasting staff's precious time.

    This is a classic example of elected officals not knowing their place.

    The cul-de-sac is on your (the muni's) maps and GIS, right? That's all that matters.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by rosierivets View post
    A cul-de-sac with about 18 homes doesn't show up on Mapquest, Google Maps and some GPS systems.

    I went through the channels listed on the various websites to make the error known and now the street shows up on Google Earth, but I'm not sure if I'm barking up the wrong tree and residents have been on a trustee to address the situation.

    Thanks!
    What is the problem? The street appears on Google Earth but not the other websites? Most programs now include the aerial photo, so the street would appear anyway.

    If they don't want to be seen by aerial imagery, they should follow Syria's practice of removing all signs of any development with the nuclear reactor

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    If it is new you should expect there to be a lag of 2-3 years (or more) before it is picked up by the companies. I really have to agree with Mendelman, though. This is no concern of government. Whether or not a private company has accurate mapping is the responsibility of that company.
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    Off-topic

    Google insists on changing the name of my street, which annoys the $#(* out of me. Everytime I use Google Maps to get directions, I have to type in the wrong address for my starting point.

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