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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
- 19 (9%)
not quite terrible, but still worse
- 101 (47.9%)
I am indifferent
- 44 (20.9%)
I actually like the new Google Maps
- 41 (19.4%)

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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1325 on: May 14, 2019, 11:53:43 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.
Looking at the monitor I'm using right now (Dell P2217H), when I set contrast to about 90%, then everything is white on the map.  Having it at 75% makes it totally usable.

Is there anything you can change in the graphics card settings?  I really hate how a lot of laptop screens are these days...
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1326 on: May 14, 2019, 11:49:22 PM »

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.

The very similar thin grey lines for railroads and non-trail walking paths has led to some confusion and detouring in the past.  Open Street Map uses dashed lines as in the international map symbol for railroads, and makes it much easier to tell the difference.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1327 on: May 15, 2019, 05:07:33 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 2007–2009 imagery, which seems to be a different issue.
This has been around forever and is an issue I've gotten used to in my many years of GSV driving; I think it has to do with the resolution of the images themselves.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1328 on: May 15, 2019, 06:57:23 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 2007–2009 imagery, which seems to be a different issue.
This has been around forever and is an issue I've gotten used to in my many years of GSV driving; I think it has to do with the resolution of the images themselves.

I've noticed it on and off for a long time too, but seems to be amplified with the "single track" issue mentioned on the last page.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1329 on: May 16, 2019, 06:14:23 PM »

I noticed on Monday that there was no historic Street View on a street in Raleigh I know had older imagery.  I also noticed the track issue after reading it in this thread.  I looked in other places and noticed both issues in other locations as well.  I just checked a few minutes ago, and the issues appear to be mostly fixed.  I tried Jakeroot's link on the previous page, and it works now.  I think there may still be imagery missing, since I saw my car in my driveway in one of the Street View dates, but now I don't.  Some of the tracks might still be goofy, but I can't tell for sure since sometimes it's super picky about where you click.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1330 on: May 16, 2019, 11:19:52 PM »

I noticed on Monday that there was no historic Street View on a street in Raleigh I know had older imagery.  I also noticed the track issue after reading it in this thread.  I looked in other places and noticed both issues in other locations as well.  I just checked a few minutes ago, and the issues appear to be mostly fixed.  I tried Jakeroot's link on the previous page, and it works now.  I think there may still be imagery missing, since I saw my car in my driveway in one of the Street View dates, but now I don't.  Some of the tracks might still be goofy, but I can't tell for sure since sometimes it's super picky about where you click.

Thank you for the update. There are still some areas that appear to be unfixed, but that Downtown Seattle link I posted is also working for me as well.

What an annoying bug.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1331 on: May 17, 2019, 07:25:56 PM »

I've been noticing the bug too.  It's REALLY annoying.  It's probably an over-correction for tying to reduce the incidence of accidentally clicking onto another road, especially where bridges/tunnels are involved.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1332 on: May 21, 2019, 02:18:10 PM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)

https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1333 on: May 21, 2019, 03:17:17 PM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)

https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8

That's really weird. It's like a Street View island - you can't go in either direction on the next (or previous) cross street.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1334 on: May 21, 2019, 03:33:41 PM »

I noticed on Monday that there was no historic Street View on a street in Raleigh I know had older imagery.  I also noticed the track issue after reading it in this thread.  I looked in other places and noticed both issues in other locations as well.  I just checked a few minutes ago, and the issues appear to be mostly fixed.  I tried Jakeroot's link on the previous page, and it works now.  I think there may still be imagery missing, since I saw my car in my driveway in one of the Street View dates, but now I don't.  Some of the tracks might still be goofy, but I can't tell for sure since sometimes it's super picky about where you click.

I've just finished doing this year's Giro d'Italia route, and that bug appeared halfway through. It was really annoying, I ended up clicking on the map through the areas where that bug was present.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1335 on: May 21, 2019, 04:11:27 PM »


This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)

https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8

That's really weird. It's like a Street View island - you can't go in either direction on the next (or previous) cross street.

Which is exactly what we had been talking about for 22 of the last 25 posts...
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1336 on: May 21, 2019, 04:41:45 PM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)

https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8
Maybe it does exist, but it's a trap street?
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1337 on: May 21, 2019, 06:16:56 PM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)
https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8
That's really weird. It's like a Street View island - you can't go in either direction on the next (or previous) cross street.
Which is exactly what we had been talking about for 22 of the last 25 posts...

No, this is different. While true that you can't jump to cross streets here either, this actual road does not exist.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1338 on: May 21, 2019, 06:44:13 PM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)
https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8
That's really weird. It's like a Street View island - you can't go in either direction on the next (or previous) cross street.
Which is exactly what we had been talking about for 22 of the last 25 posts...

No, this is different. While true that you can't jump to cross streets here either, this actual road does not exist.

It exists: https://goo.gl/maps/pnQSyX7qk6YSvSZj8

I don't know why it's showing on the map in Street View mode as being somewhere off in the distance. Some code got screwed up somewhere, and it misaligned that old imagery, apparently.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1339 on: May 21, 2019, 08:32:41 PM »

this actual road does not exist.

"Nah, the map can't be wrong! These images are fake!"
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1340 on: May 22, 2019, 08:41:47 AM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)

https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8

That's really weird. It's like a Street View island - you can't go in either direction on the next (or previous) cross street.
It's like they want to trap you in that area for eternity.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1341 on: May 22, 2019, 08:57:41 AM »

This street doesn't even exist in real life, so how does it exist on Street View? (It's a diagonal in a grid that doesn't have any.)
https://goo.gl/maps/tH8jMj7E4HiaRaxF8
That's really weird. It's like a Street View island - you can't go in either direction on the next (or previous) cross street.
Which is exactly what we had been talking about for 22 of the last 25 posts...
No, this is different. While true that you can't jump to cross streets here either, this actual road does not exist.
It exists: https://goo.gl/maps/pnQSyX7qk6YSvSZj8
I don't know why it's showing on the map in Street View mode as being somewhere off in the distance. Some code got screwed up somewhere, and it misaligned that old imagery, apparently.

this actual road does not exist.
"Nah, the map can't be wrong! These images are fake!"

Of course the road exists :pan:
It just doesn't exist in that area, meaning this is a map / alignment issue separate from what is discussed above.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1342 on: May 22, 2019, 05:22:36 PM »

I noticed on Monday that there was no historic Street View on a street in Raleigh I know had older imagery.  I also noticed the track issue after reading it in this thread.  I looked in other places and noticed both issues in other locations as well.  I just checked a few minutes ago, and the issues appear to be mostly fixed.  I tried Jakeroot's link on the previous page, and it works now.  I think there may still be imagery missing, since I saw my car in my driveway in one of the Street View dates, but now I don't.  Some of the tracks might still be goofy, but I can't tell for sure since sometimes it's super picky about where you click.

I've just finished doing this year's Giro d'Italia route, and that bug appeared halfway through. It was really annoying, I ended up clicking on the map through the areas where that bug was present.
They recently deleted the Street View on the street I live on.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1343 on: May 22, 2019, 11:57:36 PM »

I was reading the thread on the I-95 interchange with the Pennsylvania Turnpike, wherein Mr. Matté shows that new imagery of the interchange has appeared on Google Earth. At which point I went to Google Maps (because I misread) to check it out, and it turns out that I no longer have a Globe view option. I’m not sure why that is (perhaps they are thinking of removing the option?), but I thought it something worth mentioning.


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