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Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now

Started by agentsteel53, February 26, 2014, 03:26:58 PM

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anyone else having an insane amount of trouble with the new Google Maps?

instant browser crash
10 (3.5%)
loads fine, then crashes the browser when attempting to do anything at all
23 (8%)
not quite terrible, but still worse
128 (44.6%)
I am indifferent
63 (22%)
I actually like the new Google Maps
63 (22%)

Total Members Voted: 287

kkt

Highway numbers are not shown in Google Maps now?  I looked at Rainier, Oregon, and no route numbers show up even for I-5, I zoom in and I zoom out and still no route numbers.  Clicking directly on I-5 makes its number come up in a popup but lesser highways do not.  I looked at the roads around Seattle and the same thing happens.  None of the highways show up labeled, major interstates can be clicked on to show the number in a popup box but never labelled in the main map.


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kkt

Hmm.  The map layer loads with the highway number labels for about one second, and then the highway numbers are wiped off at the same time the layer of random businesses is displayed.  I don't select any layers but the map and I don't see how to get the highway numbers back.

Rothman

Nah, the route numbers showing up has been only in the closest zoom levels for a while now.  They're there, but the s$%^tificafion of Google Maps is more evident than ever.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

kkt

Thanks, but no.  I zoom in all the way to the 10 foot level and (after the first second) there are no route numbers.  On city streets the name of the street shows up, but numbers of state routes never do.

hotdogPi

Safari here. No problems when logged in. If I use private browsing, 3-digit state routes are mis-centered so that only the first two digits are centered and the third digit goes partially off the oval, but 2-digit routes and all Interstate and US routes (even 3-digit) are fine.
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Traveled, plus
US 1A, 13, 44, 50, 302
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
ME 22, 25, 26, 77, 100
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 36

vdeane

No issues for me; route shields show up at zoom level 7 and closer.  Not sure what you mean by "clicking" interstates.  They're not clickable for me like businesses and places are, just the standard window with the locality, lat/long, nearby street view, etc.

I feel like if this happened to me, I'd close the browser window and try again in a new incognito session to see if it went away.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

GCrites

Sick of getting thrown off of bridges while using Street View.

snowc

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Quote from: jlam on April 09, 2024, 01:12:38 PMGSV on Chrome finally started working as intended for me today. I can finally delete Edge.

I've never liked Edge. Worse product than Google Maps will ever be.
Use Brave. It has a built in ad blocker.
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LilianaUwU

Quote from: snowc on May 22, 2024, 05:48:03 PM
Quote from: epzik8 on April 13, 2024, 06:59:51 PM
Quote from: jlam on April 09, 2024, 01:12:38 PMGSV on Chrome finally started working as intended for me today. I can finally delete Edge.

I've never liked Edge. Worse product than Google Maps will ever be.
Use Brave. It has a built in ad blocker.
Brave is also built on Chromium, IIRC.
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epzik8

Quote from: snowc on May 22, 2024, 05:48:03 PM
Quote from: epzik8 on April 13, 2024, 06:59:51 PM
Quote from: jlam on April 09, 2024, 01:12:38 PMGSV on Chrome finally started working as intended for me today. I can finally delete Edge.

I've never liked Edge. Worse product than Google Maps will ever be.
Use Brave. It has a built in ad blocker.

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LilianaUwU

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Rothman

I have found the "continue" button to have stopped functioning on multi-stop trips on the Android version.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

Sapphuby

Quote from: freebrickproductions on June 07, 2024, 09:31:32 PMPer Google Maps, apparently US 78 now follows a UP line through West Memphis, AR.
Sounded so ridiculous I had to check. Google Maps also shows US 78 taking I-55 south of Memphis and I-555 north to Jonesboro if you search it up, as well as the UP line and fragmented segments in Blytheville and Jonesboro. Go Google Maps! :pan:

Rothman

And now, I have finally had the web browser/desktop version of Google Timeline yanked from me.  This stinks, since I more often wonder about when I was at a particular place rather than where I was on a particular day.

Wonder if there's another location tracking tool out there...of course, the chances of it being compatible with .kml is about zilch.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

XamotCGC

Been having issues with Google street view timeline. Did Google take the feature away?
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State Routes: Kentucky:  KY 208 KY 289 KY 555 KY 2154 KY 245 KY 1195

Scott5114

Quote from: Rothman on June 12, 2024, 11:39:39 PMWonder if there's another location tracking tool out there...of course, the chances of it being compatible with .kml is about zilch.

KML is an open enough format that there's probably a way to convert from it to whatever format the other tool uses (which would probably be GeoJSON or one of the ESRI shapefile formats).

A decent number of the road maps on Wikipedia used KML as the underlying technology. When we moved to AARoads, we changed over to GeoJSON since that plays nicer with OpenStreetMap.
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CtrlAltDel

It's not Google Maps, but the Open Street Map, but there is a whole bunch of nonexistent streets in the Manatee River near Bradenton, Florida:

I-290   I-294   I-55   (I-74)   (I-72)   I-40   I-30   US-59   US-190   TX-30   TX-6

NE2

Quote from: CtrlAltDel on June 15, 2024, 07:21:30 PMIt's not Google Maps, but the Open Street Map, but there is a whole bunch of nonexistent streets in the Manatee River near Bradenton, Florida:



That's a vandal, and it's a known issue. It's probably already been reverted, but renderings take longer to update.
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Hunty2022

Quote from: CtrlAltDel on June 15, 2024, 07:21:30 PMIt's not Google Maps, but the Open Street Map, but there is a whole bunch of nonexistent streets in the Manatee River near Bradenton, Florida:



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NE2

Quote from: Hunty2022 on June 15, 2024, 08:15:11 PMI shall be the first ever road-geek to clinch the route known as "PUTIN [words that will probably be too political for the forum]" (the dead end one, bottom middle).
As long as it's not the [nationality] [verb] [class of people]...
pre-1945 Florida route log

I accept and respect your identity as long as it's not dumb shit like "identifying as a vaccinated attack helicopter".

jakeroot

Quote from: XamotCGC on June 13, 2024, 04:54:08 AMBeen having issues with Google street view timeline. Did Google take the feature away?

Hope it's working for you again. Didn't notice it missing last week on my end.

Scott5114

Quote from: CtrlAltDel on June 15, 2024, 07:21:30 PMIt's not Google Maps, but the Open Street Map, but there is a whole bunch of nonexistent streets in the Manatee River near Bradenton, Florida:



Some jackass who's mad about getting banned, apparently. Ain't those fun?

I found out that apparently, if you do a hard refresh in the browser (Ctrl+Shift+R in Firefox), it will usually force the site to cough up new tiles that don't have the vandalism on them.
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Plutonic Panda

So anyone can just make up a fake road and publish it? What if somebody dies trying to take one of these fake roads?



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