Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




659 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 144120 7-May-2014 23:54
Send private message

Not sure where to put this. It's an issue not explicitly confined to GPS, or Android, or Desktop computing, or Google Chrome OS etc etc. However, feel free to move to appropriate thread (if there is one).

I've noticed on the Google Maps street view that for whatever reason Wellington city seems "stuck" with 2009 imagery.

This isn't the case with the surrounding area, such as Kapiti and Lower Hutt - which have scans from August 2013.

Just wondering if anyone knows why that is?

Create new topic
6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1038704 7-May-2014 23:59
Send private message

I assume they have not scanned it yet. Maybe soon, Who knows. The car has been busy in Christchurch AFAIK.

1828 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1038705 8-May-2014 00:03
Send private message

your not the only place this happens to the tree outside my house has been gone for 2yrs but is still shown in Gmaps 

 
 
 
 


1892 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1038706 8-May-2014 00:03
3 people support this post
Send private message

Too windy.  The car is top heavy and blows over easily.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!



659 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1038707 8-May-2014 00:14
Send private message

DravidDavid: Too windy.  The car is top heavy and blows over easily.


Seriously... ?



659 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1038708 8-May-2014 00:17
Send private message

TimA: I assume they have not scanned it yet. Maybe soon, Who knows. The car has been busy in Christchurch AFAIK.

Curious. I wonder if there's a published schedule for it?

6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1038709 8-May-2014 00:29
Send private message

zaptor:
TimA: I assume they have not scanned it yet. Maybe soon, Who knows. The car has been busy in Christchurch AFAIK.

Curious. I wonder if there's a published schedule for it?

http://www.3news.co.nz/Google-gives-a-pre-quake-view-of-Christchurch/tabid/412/articleID/341345/Default.aspx
I never heard further, Was very keen on seeing it.


4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1038720 8-May-2014 06:08
Send private message

zaptor:
DravidDavid: Too windy.  The car is top heavy and blows over easily.


Seriously... ?


No.

You can see where the car is here http://www.google.co.nz/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/

 
 
 
 


15539 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1038725 8-May-2014 07:04
Send private message

They're not updating NZ at the moment, according to that page.

3460 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1038727 8-May-2014 07:09
Send private message

just checked out the cathedral in christchurch, showed it from 2007, switched to classic google maps and showed it destroyed.  

so might just be something with the new google maps.

I was trying to use the historic feature of google maps, but couldnt figure it out or its not enabled yet...



659 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1038782 8-May-2014 09:41
Send private message

reven: just checked out the cathedral in christchurch, showed it from 2007, switched to classic google maps and showed it destroyed.  

so might just be something with the new google maps.

I was trying to use the historic feature of google maps, but couldnt figure it out or its not enabled yet...


The pop up window located at the top left of the (browser) screen allows you to click the time and date text to reveal a timeline snapshot of the main viewing window.

As you mentioned for the Cathedral it only shows 2007.

However, if I view St Michael's at the corner of Durham and Oxford I get the timeline/views for 2007, 2008, and 2012. Then, when I try and view further along Oxford I only get 2007 scans.
It should be noted a red barrier exists in the 2012 shot. So, perhaps the Red Zone couldn't be scanned because the surrounding roads were (still?) closed at the time?

13720 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1038789 8-May-2014 09:46
Send private message

zaptor: Not sure where to put this. It's an issue not explicitly confined to GPS, or Android, or Desktop computing, or Google Chrome OS etc etc. However, feel free to move to appropriate thread (if there is one).

I've noticed on the Google Maps street view that for whatever reason Wellington city seems "stuck" with 2009 imagery.

This isn't the case with the surrounding area, such as Kapiti and Lower Hutt - which have scans from August 2013.

Just wondering if anyone knows why that is?


I tried using my iPhone to navigate in Wellington once and it was determined to send me down a road that had quite clearly been blocked to traffic for years, as it had massive concrete planters barring it!

Mind you Garmin has it's own issues - I used to ask it where the nearest supermarket was whilst parked in the carpark for Countdown in Taupo and it's answer was Rotorua...!

I just think none of these companies consider NZ worth re-doing more often than once in a blue moon.





3506 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1038791 8-May-2014 09:49
Send private message

zaptor:.
It should be noted a red barrier exists in the 2012 shot. So, perhaps the Red Zone couldn't be scanned because the surrounding roads were (still?) closed at the time?


Ding Ding :P

They were only done at the times it was in the region, And each time different zones existed and some roads were accessible one time, while not the next. Such is the fluidity of the CHC road cone family



659 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1038809 8-May-2014 10:03
Send private message

Hmmm... Christchurch got me thinking.

There was an earthquake in Wellington during August 2013. About the same time Lower Hutt, and Kapiti had their last scans.

Coincidence?

504 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1038887 8-May-2014 11:31
Send private message

zaptor: Hmmm... Christchurch got me thinking.

There was an earthquake in Wellington during August 2013. About the same time Lower Hutt, and Kapiti had their last scans.

Coincidence?


The street view car doubles as a Haarp transmitter? foot-in-mouth




I'm not a complete idiot, I still have some parts missing.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.