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Topic # 190739 11-Jan-2016 00:19
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I didnt quite know where to put this question in which thread so thought Off Topic must be the place.
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I wanted to visit some relatives recently and asked my Daughter what the address was. (She had not long visited) Ok no problem as I could check  up on Google maps to check the location. Low and behold it could not find it.
Daughter then sends me  an MMS pic of the location on her iphone maps.
MMM whats going on here. Google maps cant find it and iPhone maps can.
I then checked MSN Maps and it can find it too.
The address is Nolan Pl, Katikati. I believe its a fairly new subdivision.

!st time I have struck this problem.
Any comment from anyone??

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  Reply # 1467296 11-Jan-2016 05:51
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odd cause it looks like Nolan place went in between 2007 and 2010

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  Reply # 1467481 11-Jan-2016 12:12
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I've had similar issues with the maps on a Garmin Nuvi.

I was told that they just don't update NZ very often as very little changes so it isn't worth the effort.

I once asked the Garmin, whilst I was parked in the supermarket car park in Taupo, where the nearest supermarket was. It said Rotorua...!


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  Reply # 1467538 11-Jan-2016 13:13
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The NZ Open GPS Project has AFAIK the best maps. They are updated very regularly. Unfortunately, they are only usable on a Garmin device/app.

I think they also contribute to LINZ, which is then used by and others. Or maybe vice versa. 

FWIW, LINZ does display Nolan Pl on its street map of Katikati, but searching for "Nolan Pl, Katikati" doesn't find anything. Searching for "Maniaroa Dr, Katikati", which Nolan Pl connects to, does work. Interestingly, the LINZ site uses OpenStreetMap's data (see copyright message at bottom right) rather than their own data.

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Searching LINZ's "NZ Roads (Addressing) (Sample)" table does find Nolan Pl.

However, *does* find Nolan Pl when I search for it (hover over the Nolan Pl link to get a placemark on the map).

I suspect that LINZ, Google, & MS probably are using older copies of OpenStreetMaps, whereas Apple has a more recent copy, or sources their map elsewhere.

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  Reply # 1467556 11-Jan-2016 13:27
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Yes I use 2 stand alone GPS units. A garmin Oregon 600 and Garmin Zumo for the Spyder both with NZ Open GPS maps on them. I must update them sometime. Just use the Oregop for geocaching mainly and Zumo for navigation on the Spyder.
Mainly use Google maps in the car though

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  Reply # 1468041 11-Jan-2016 22:21
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There are definitely some confusions.

For example, the NZ Post addressing database listed our address twice, once as being in Martinborough (correct) and once as being in Ponatahi (incorrect). This caused all kinds of confusion with auto addressing courier label systems and things like that.

It took me absolutely AGES to get NZP to accept our house was not magically located in two places at once, 30km apart! I even had to send them a copy of their own map, showing where the two places were and which one was our house.

Thus it surprises me not at all to hear of other mapping being at home to Mr Cockup.

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