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Google Maps historical mix-ups
« on: February 03, 2009, 01:15:08 PM »

On Google Maps, has anybody else found a route on there that has been decommissioned or had a terminus change, etc.? I was looking at Google Maps' satellite view of Duluth, MN, which shows MN 23 continuing north (east) of its present terminus at I-35 to its old terminus at MN 61 and E 60th St. MN 23 was cut back to I-35 in 1997. It also shows MN 194 on its old E 6th Ave. routing prior to being rerouted onto Mesaba Ave. in 1997 as part of the changes made in the Duluth highway system. Has anybody else found something like this? I think it's strange that this happened considering Google Maps didn't exist in 1997 and one would think that they would have up-to-date information.
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Re: Google Maps historical mix-ups
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 01:37:44 PM »

Google Maps didn't exist, but the geo-data provider that they are using (TeleAtlas) existed, although under a different company's name.  Lots of geographic data was originally created decades ago, and subsequent revisions have not managed to correct numerous things that have changed since then.
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Re: Google Maps historical mix-ups
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 10:01:08 PM »

Google maps still shows CT 106 following Belden Hill Rd in Wilton {link}, which it hasn't done in about ten years. It follows Wolfpit Rd now, instead.

I'm sure there must be tons of these little bits of outdatedness all over the place.
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Re: Google Maps historical mix-ups
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 01:37:50 PM »

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=48.239309,-122.188568&spn=0.259299,0.527344&z=11

Apparently WA-530 goes northwest to Conway again (decomissioned, 1992)
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