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Topic # 26380 20-Sep-2008 19:45
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Over the last month or so I've been having lots (and lots) of random "missing" tiles when using Google Maps, in all views (map, sat, etc), it's not that google doesn't have the tile, just that sometimes it doesn't get loaded.  It happens in all browsers. It's  extraordinaly frustrating, because inevitably what you wanted to see is on a missing tile.

The reason I'm posting here is because I have this sneaking suspicion that it might be something to do with the ($*#!&$%^!!@&#$) transparent proxy that TelstraClear runs, I've had some pretty strange stuff thrown back from it recently.

So, have any other regular Google Maps users been having trouble?

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  Reply # 166131 21-Sep-2008 23:58
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You may be right.
Im on slingshot and have had some real problems today.

I use a java program on my cellphone called mgmaps which uses its gps to give me a navigation system like you have for your car. I have a pc program that downloads maps from google and loads them onto a memory card for the phone to use.

Today i have have been unable to download the sat tiles for an area i was wanting to go to this afternoon. Everything was downloading well, i stopped it and couldnt get the files to start downloading again. It slowed to a crawl and wouldnt download the files at all. This is the first time since i have used it since slingshot put in their transparent proxy. Tomorrow i may try downloading for a different area or something. Might be just something with google though.

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  Reply # 166133 22-Sep-2008 00:11
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I had this problem for ages and it turned out to be a firewall setting in my router, sounds like yours is different though might be worth a look?

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