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getemngo:

--- Quote from: roadman on December 05, 2013, 04:50:23 PM ---
--- Quote from: 1 on December 05, 2013, 02:41:24 PM ---Going south on I-495 in Massachusetts, between exits 31 and 30, the shields for 2A and 110 on the exit sign are different fonts.

My picture is a bit strange because Google Maps censored I-495 going south.

http://goo.gl/maps/jpjB4

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More likely, it was just that the GSV guy hasn't yet driven both sides of the road.  I run into that problem quite often when using GSV.

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At first I thought you meant the numbers "495" were censored somewhere, which the software sometimes does automatically, thinking it's a license plate.

That is weird... the blackout goes from the south end of Exit 32 to just north of Exit 27. Usually if it hasn't been driven, it won't let you place the marker there at all. And all the southbound on-/off-ramps in that stretch have been driven and are fine. Technical difficulties?

roadman:

--- Quote from: sammi on December 04, 2013, 10:56:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: mass_citizen on December 04, 2013, 10:46:35 PM ---http://goo.gl/maps/9RqdD

The arrow on this just looks way too long to me. Its almost as if they were trying to justify it with the legend. Thank god they didn't use the full spelling of Marlborough

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Marlboro. ugh. :spin:

Isn't the arrow on that sign supposed to be the one pointing to the upper-right? Like the ones on overhead exit signs?

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One of the peculiarities of MassDPW/MassHighway guide sign standards.  As the sign in question is inside the gore of an entrance ramp to a freeway, it's treated like an oversized "paddle" sign - hence the horizontal arrow as opposed to a slanted one.

As for Marlboro vs. Marlborough, the shorter spelling is still understood by drivers, and MassHighway was probably able to knock a foot or two off the panel width.  Not a big deal with only one sign, but when you consider the typical Massachusetts signing project has between 200 and 300 major guide signs alone, that difference can add up quickly.

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--- Quote from: getemngo on December 05, 2013, 04:59:39 PM ---That is weird... the blackout goes from the south end of Exit 32 to just north of Exit 27. Usually if it hasn't been driven, it won't let you place the marker there at all. And all the southbound on-/off-ramps in that stretch have been driven and are fine. Technical difficulties?

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Seems to go as far north as exit 40.

1995hoo:




NE2:
Best Goog censoring:
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.751856,-92.3304&spn=0.007149,0.014173&gl=us&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=34.751522,-92.330442&panoid=EJw5sv7O7imwVPd7zudcbQ&cbp=12,168.89,,2,2.07
Good god y'all.

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