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Topic # 144120 7-May-2014 23:54
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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?

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  Reply # 1038704 7-May-2014 23:59
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I assume they have not scanned it yet. Maybe soon, Who knows. The car has been busy in Christchurch AFAIK.





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  Reply # 1038705 8-May-2014 00:03
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your not the only place this happens to the tree outside my house has been gone for 2yrs but is still shown in Gmaps 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1038706 8-May-2014 00:03
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Too windy.  The car is top heavy and blows over easily.





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  Reply # 1038707 8-May-2014 00:14
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DravidDavid: Too windy.  The car is top heavy and blows over easily.


Seriously... ?



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  Reply # 1038708 8-May-2014 00:17
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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?

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  Reply # 1038709 8-May-2014 00:29
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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.






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  Reply # 1038720 8-May-2014 06:08
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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/

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  Reply # 1038725 8-May-2014 07:04
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They're not updating NZ at the moment, according to that page.




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  Reply # 1038727 8-May-2014 07:09
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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...



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  Reply # 1038782 8-May-2014 09:41
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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?

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  Reply # 1038789 8-May-2014 09:46
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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.





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  Reply # 1038791 8-May-2014 09:49
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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



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  Reply # 1038809 8-May-2014 10:03
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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?

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  Reply # 1038887 8-May-2014 11:31
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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

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