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

instant browser crash
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loads fine, then crashes the browser when attempting to do anything at all
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not quite terrible, but still worse
- 103 (48.4%)
I am indifferent
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I actually like the new Google Maps
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1300 on: March 10, 2019, 07:29:54 AM »

The user-submitted 360 images are starting to really irritate me. It seems that when going into street view, Google Maps prioritizes them over normal street view imagery which means it often takes multiple attempts to get into street view in areas where people have submitted pictures. Or even worse, when people tried to make their own 'street view' with their awful phone camera, which means entire roads are overlapping with user images.
This has been driving me crazy for probably years now.

And as for the more-current discussion about municipal boundaries, they still don't have anything about Fox Crossing, WI (incorporated in 2016 from the former Menasha Twp) anywhere.

Edit: That would be kind of a grave dig, wouldn't it?
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« Reply #1301 on: March 10, 2019, 04:39:50 PM »

The user-submitted 360 images are starting to really irritate me. It seems that when going into street view, Google Maps prioritizes them over normal street view imagery which means it often takes multiple attempts to get into street view in areas where people have submitted pictures. Or even worse, when people tried to make their own 'street view' with their awful phone camera, which means entire roads are overlapping with user images.
This has been driving me crazy for probably years now.

This so much. Especially frustrating when I see something in Google's images, then move forward to get a better look and it switches to user bullshit, and the thing isn't there anymore.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1302 on: March 14, 2019, 09:27:46 PM »

The user-submitted 360 images are starting to really irritate me. It seems that when going into street view, Google Maps prioritizes them over normal street view imagery which means it often takes multiple attempts to get into street view in areas where people have submitted pictures. Or even worse, when people tried to make their own 'street view' with their awful phone camera, which means entire roads are overlapping with user images.
This has been driving me crazy for probably years now.

This so much. Especially frustrating when I see something in Google's images, then move forward to get a better look and it switches to user bullshit, and the thing isn't there anymore.

Try using the arrow keys instead of clicking.  If I'm looking at a Street View image that doesn't quite line up with the road (usually older images and/or multi-lane roads), it jumps to one that does line up.  Using the arrow keys forces the road you're on and the date to stay the same.



I just came across something actually good in Google Maps that was in classic Google Maps, but wasn't in new Maps at first.  In classic Maps, you could drop Pegman pointing in a specific direction.  For example, if you wanted to face east on a north-south road, you'd drop Pegman off to the right.  I never got this to work in new Maps, but just now noticed it works again!  New Maps used to default to looking north, and if you re-entered Street View, it would face the last direction you were looking.  For a while now, I've been ending up in what I thought was a random direction, but I just realized it was working the old way again!  My only complaints are that the green circle under Pegman doesn't point the way he's "looking", and it's harder to get the direction just right than it was in classic Maps.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1303 on: March 14, 2019, 10:49:40 PM »

The user-submitted 360 images are starting to really irritate me. It seems that when going into street view, Google Maps prioritizes them over normal street view imagery which means it often takes multiple attempts to get into street view in areas where people have submitted pictures. Or even worse, when people tried to make their own 'street view' with their awful phone camera, which means entire roads are overlapping with user images.
This has been driving me crazy for probably years now.
Some guy decided to cover The Circle in Georgetown DE with his own "street view" images and now it's practically impossible to navigate there in actual Street View.
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« Reply #1304 on: April 03, 2019, 10:51:29 AM »

See the Garden State Parkway address:

https://goo.gl/maps/Vb2XuYPZnwo
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« Reply #1305 on: April 03, 2019, 11:48:21 AM »

See the Garden State Parkway address:

https://goo.gl/maps/Vb2XuYPZnwo
I've seen that on a few expressways when getting directions.

Speaking of that, here's a neighborhood where the streets show up in Cyrillic characters.  It's in Delaware.  https://goo.gl/maps/7ACDyQxyRsz
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« Reply #1306 on: April 03, 2019, 11:55:21 AM »

See the Garden State Parkway address:

https://goo.gl/maps/Vb2XuYPZnwo
I've seen that on a few expressways when getting directions.

Speaking of that, here's a neighborhood where the streets show up in Cyrillic characters.  It's in Delaware.  https://goo.gl/maps/7ACDyQxyRsz
That is truly bizarre since it looks like regular English on the map.
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« Reply #1307 on: May 13, 2019, 06:41:38 PM »

Finally experience a legit, maddening issue.

For some reason, I cannot leave the path of a street view vehicle. If I'm clicking along a road, I am only able to advance (on-screen clicking) in the direction that the camera car proceeds. So, if I'm clicking down a major road, and the street view vehicle turns right, I am not able to click forward along the main road to follow the route of another street view vehicle. Instead, I can only click right. And so on, and on, etc.

Because the system seems to only recognize the existence of that single street view vehicle, I also cannot access historical street view imagery (as they are routes taken by other street view vehicles). I can still click around on the map in the bottom left, but I am, again, forced to follow the route of that vehicle, and there's still no historic imagery available.

I've been able to repeat the issue on several browsers on Windows 10-1803 (Chrome, Firefox, and Edge), as well as on my iMac, running Mojave 10.14.4 (Chrome and Safari). I'm going to assume that some of you might be experiencing a similar issue as well, then?
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« Reply #1308 on: May 13, 2019, 06:44:51 PM »

No problem here.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1309 on: May 13, 2019, 06:46:00 PM »

Yep, started having the exact same issue last night. Itís continuing through today and itís pissing me off. Iím running macOS/Chrome.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1310 on: May 13, 2019, 06:53:32 PM »

No problem here.

What's your system?

Yep, started having the exact same issue last night. Itís continuing through today and itís pissing me off. Iím running macOS/Chrome.

Good to know I'm not alone.
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« Reply #1311 on: May 13, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »

I would like to comment, additionally, that I'm not seeing the issue along every road. Just, quite a few of them.
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« Reply #1312 on: May 13, 2019, 06:59:31 PM »

No problem here.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1313 on: May 13, 2019, 07:00:40 PM »

Was trying to use Street View when at work today, does part of this issue involve a very "slow" movement along the road? (like you can't go very far on one click?)
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« Reply #1314 on: May 13, 2019, 07:01:47 PM »

Was trying to use Street View when at work today, does part of this issue involve a very "slow" movement along the road? (like you can't go very far on one click?)

That happens to me for 2007Ė2009 imagery, which seems to be a different issue.
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« Reply #1315 on: May 13, 2019, 07:47:24 PM »

Was trying to use Street View when at work today, does part of this issue involve a very "slow" movement along the road? (like you can't go very far on one click?)

In those sections where I am stuck on a single "track" (most roads from what I can tell), yes the movement is quite slow. I can't go more than a few metres in a single go, unless I get really lucky, or there's a gap in the images available from that "track", forcing me to either go backwards, or really far forwards.

No problem here.
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Mac OS 10.13.6, Safari 12.0.3. Normal both in a regular web browser (logged in to Google) and in private browsing.

Interesting.

Check out this street view link, and see if you can get unstuck from the August 2018 "track": https://goo.gl/maps/V8USbNrmYvEdzaaq9

I am personally unable (in the link above) to go anywhere other than between Lenora and 8th. I cannot click into the intersection.
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« Reply #1316 on: May 13, 2019, 07:53:10 PM »


I am personally unable (in the link above) to go anywhere other than between Lenora and 8th. I cannot click into the intersection.

Same here. Northeastern MA is fine, though.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1317 on: May 13, 2019, 08:30:51 PM »

Was trying to use Street View when at work today, does part of this issue involve a very "slow" movement along the road? (like you can't go very far on one click?)

In those sections where I am stuck on a single "track" (most roads from what I can tell), yes the movement is quite slow. I can't go more than a few metres in a single go, unless I get really lucky, or there's a gap in the images available from that "track", forcing me to either go backwards, or really far forwards.

No problem here.
What's your system?

Mac OS 10.13.6, Safari 12.0.3. Normal both in a regular web browser (logged in to Google) and in private browsing.

Interesting.

Check out this street view link, and see if you can get unstuck from the August 2018 "track": https://goo.gl/maps/V8USbNrmYvEdzaaq9

I am personally unable (in the link above) to go anywhere other than between Lenora and 8th. I cannot click into the intersection.

I see the same thing (and also, if I go out to the map and drop down onto Westlake, I can't access Lenora/8th from there). macOS 10.14.4, Chrome 73.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1318 on: May 13, 2019, 08:41:33 PM »


I am personally unable (in the link above) to go anywhere other than between Lenora and 8th. I cannot click into the intersection.

Same here. Northeastern MA is fine, though.

As is much of Vancouver. A bunch of the Seattle area is all screwed up though. Apparently other parts of the US as well. Weird how this error is so regional.

I see the same thing (and also, if I go out to the map and drop down onto Westlake, I can't access Lenora/8th from there). macOS 10.14.4, Chrome 73.

Thanks for the info. Looks like a relatively major issue (in the areas that it affects).
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« Reply #1319 on: May 13, 2019, 08:44:10 PM »

I found an area with the problem in Cambridge MA. It might be an urban/rural split, not a geographical split.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1320 on: May 13, 2019, 09:10:24 PM »

Was trying to use Street View when at work today, does part of this issue involve a very "slow" movement along the road? (like you can't go very far on one click?)

In those sections where I am stuck on a single "track" (most roads from what I can tell), yes the movement is quite slow. I can't go more than a few metres in a single go, unless I get really lucky, or there's a gap in the images available from that "track", forcing me to either go backwards, or really far forwards.

No problem here.
What's your system?

Mac OS 10.13.6, Safari 12.0.3. Normal both in a regular web browser (logged in to Google) and in private browsing.

Interesting.

Check out this street view link, and see if you can get unstuck from the August 2018 "track": https://goo.gl/maps/V8USbNrmYvEdzaaq9

I am personally unable (in the link above) to go anywhere other than between Lenora and 8th. I cannot click into the intersection.

I see the same thing (and also, if I go out to the map and drop down onto Westlake, I can't access Lenora/8th from there). macOS 10.14.4, Chrome 73.
Works with me. Running Chrome OS 73 with Google Chrome 74 (not sure about web browser version)
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1321 on: May 13, 2019, 10:03:38 PM »


I am personally unable (in the link above) to go anywhere other than between Lenora and 8th. I cannot click into the intersection.

Same here. Northeastern MA is fine, though.

Hmmm...  I just started noticing the issue yesterday, and I've been looking at Boston these days.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1322 on: May 14, 2019, 08:09:36 AM »

I found an area with the problem in Cambridge MA. It might be an urban/rural split, not a geographical split.
Dover DE has the same issue.
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« Reply #1323 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:54 AM »

I notice this issue sometimes, but not other times it works. It seems to work or not work on the same roads every time, though I have no idea what pattern there'd be.
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« Reply #1324 on: May 14, 2019, 10:40:28 AM »

I miss the color contrasts as now Google maps don't have much to differentiate the streets from the areas around them.  My HP notebook has everything white including the areas off the streets.

It maybe my pc, but it is an issue I hate with Google maps.
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