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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
- 104 (47.7%)
I am indifferent
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I actually like the new Google Maps
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Author Topic: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now  (Read 238658 times)

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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1375 on: July 15, 2019, 02:59:54 PM »

Once again, Google Maps rejected my request to get CT 31 along and north of US 44 changed from the square County Route shield to a round state route shield.  Is there anyone here that has the power to change it?  I have emailed them about it and even included pictures from GSV showing them it's the same damn route shield on both sides of US 44, and they still keep rejecting it.  It's been over 3 years and 20 requests, even with visual evidence, and they keep rejecting my edit suggestion, even though they've accepted several of my minor requests, including corrections to street names in my town.  They just don't grasp the concept that there are no county highways in CT and that it's the same damn route.   :angry: 
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1376 on: July 16, 2019, 01:03:17 AM »

over 3 years and 20 requests

There's no way it's that big of a deal.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1377 on: July 16, 2019, 03:28:38 AM »

over 3 years and 20 requests

There's no way it's that big of a deal.

Gotta admire the tenacity, though.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1378 on: July 17, 2019, 02:21:27 PM »

One thing I hate about G maps is that it is difficult to tell between multi-lane primary routes, freeways, and tollways since all are shown as being on yellow.  It would be nice to have an online map that distinguished freeways and tollways with different colors.  Bing used to do this well.  While Bing seem to denote freeways and expressways with a clearly darker shade of yellow, they no longer properly distinguish toll roads (they used to be in turquoise).

Does anyone know of an online map that denotes toll roads in a clear manner?  Especially helpful if they denote toll direction (only showing tolls on bridges in the direction that you have to pay).
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1379 on: July 17, 2019, 08:11:20 PM »

Google used to do it, two versions ago.  Oddly enough, they removed it because it looked too similar to the symbol for expressways, only to get rid of differentiating expressways in the latest version without bringing back the differentiation of freeway toll roads.  Toll roads are still shown for other types of roads, but not freeways.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1380 on: July 17, 2019, 09:44:33 PM »

It would be nice to have an online map that distinguished freeways and tollways with different colors.

Most tollways in my neck of the woods are freeways.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1381 on: July 19, 2019, 01:14:19 PM »

Google used to do it, two versions ago.  Oddly enough, they removed it because it looked too similar to the symbol for expressways, only to get rid of differentiating expressways in the latest version without bringing back the differentiation of freeway toll roads.  Toll roads are still shown for other types of roads, but not freeways.

I've seen that also, but IMO simply bolding the edges is too subtle of a difference.

Some of the old paper maps that I have would make the distinction really clear.  Only freeways would have red.  Only toll roads would have green.  Other roads would be yellow or black.

It's too bad that we can't get that in online maps.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1382 on: July 19, 2019, 02:30:34 PM »

Google used to do it, two versions ago.  Oddly enough, they removed it because it looked too similar to the symbol for expressways, only to get rid of differentiating expressways in the latest version without bringing back the differentiation of freeway toll roads.  Toll roads are still shown for other types of roads, but not freeways.

I've seen that also, but IMO simply bolding the edges is too subtle of a difference.

Some of the old paper maps that I have would make the distinction really clear.  Only freeways would have red.  Only toll roads would have green.  Other roads would be yellow or black.

It's too bad that we can't get that in online maps.
Reminds me of when I had a manual once, where colors would have been helpful.  The manual was only available as a PDF....so why was it only in black and white!?
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1383 on: July 19, 2019, 09:15:43 PM »

Once again, Google Maps rejected my request to get CT 31 along and north of US 44 changed from the square County Route shield to a round state route shield.  Is there anyone here that has the power to change it?  I have emailed them about it and even included pictures from GSV showing them it's the same damn route shield on both sides of US 44, and they still keep rejecting it.  It's been over 3 years and 20 requests, even with visual evidence, and they keep rejecting my edit suggestion, even though they've accepted several of my minor requests, including corrections to street names in my town.  They just don't grasp the concept that there are no county highways in CT and that it's the same damn route.   :angry:

Meanwhile, they still haven't updated PA 295 to PA 297. Granted, Street View hasn't been updated anywhere near it. Even the BGSes on I-83 still say 295 for some reason.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1384 on: July 20, 2019, 05:34:40 PM »

Once again, Google Maps rejected my request to get CT 31 along and north of US 44 changed from the square County Route shield to a round state route shield.  Is there anyone here that has the power to change it?  I have emailed them about it and even included pictures from GSV showing them it's the same damn route shield on both sides of US 44, and they still keep rejecting it.  It's been over 3 years and 20 requests, even with visual evidence, and they keep rejecting my edit suggestion, even though they've accepted several of my minor requests, including corrections to street names in my town.  They just don't grasp the concept that there are no county highways in CT and that it's the same damn route.   :angry:
Reason #1012614 that I have no respect for Google.  Stupid monopolistic hacks who can't figure out how to do anything right.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1385 on: July 20, 2019, 05:50:41 PM »

Once again, Google Maps rejected my request to get CT 31 along and north of US 44 changed from the square County Route shield to a round state route shield.  Is there anyone here that has the power to change it?  I have emailed them about it and even included pictures from GSV showing them it's the same damn route shield on both sides of US 44, and they still keep rejecting it.  It's been over 3 years and 20 requests, even with visual evidence, and they keep rejecting my edit suggestion, even though they've accepted several of my minor requests, including corrections to street names in my town.  They just don't grasp the concept that there are no county highways in CT and that it's the same damn route.   :angry:

Meanwhile, they still haven't updated PA 295 to PA 297. Granted, Street View hasn't been updated anywhere near it. Even the BGSes on I-83 still say 295 for some reason.

To add to this pile, US-117 in NC between Goldsboro and Wilson is labeled as both US-117 AND US-117 Alternate. The short-lived US-117 Alternate was decommissioned in 2009 when US-117 was taken off whats now I-795 and put back on its old alignment. Google Streetview has driven up and down that road several times since then. :pan:
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1386 on: July 21, 2019, 12:42:01 AM »

Google Streetview has driven up and down that road several times since then. :pan:

Probably not a good assumption that Google uses SV imagery to check the accuracy of their map data.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1387 on: July 21, 2019, 06:46:25 AM »

Google Streetview has driven up and down that road several times since then. :pan:

Probably not a good assumption that Google uses SV imagery to check the accuracy of their map data.
It only makes sense that they should, though, which is what makes this ridiculous.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1388 on: August 15, 2019, 05:04:41 AM »

I was using Google Maps the other day and noticed that it no longer told you that you were changing time zones driving directions, which is ridiculous. :pan:

Edit: It appears they brought it back for now.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1389 on: August 15, 2019, 06:32:45 AM »

I am still ticked you can't print out directions with turn by turn maps and yet the option still reads "print with maps."
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1390 on: August 21, 2019, 09:23:46 AM »

I noticed this morning that the Streetview feature on the Google Maps app on my iPhone 6s is gone. No matter where I try to look, no Streetview. Anybody else having this problem?
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1391 on: August 21, 2019, 09:48:02 AM »

I noticed this morning that the Streetview feature on the Google Maps app on my iPhone 6s is gone. No matter where I try to look, no Streetview. Anybody else having this problem?
Google really screwed up the iOS version of the Maps app. No Street View, and an obnoxious Explore sidebar that takes up a third of the screen. However, now the sidebar is gone. Still no SV - for now you have to use the SV app for that.

Google needs to fix this mess ASAP.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1392 on: August 21, 2019, 02:45:12 PM »

I noticed this morning that the Streetview feature on the Google Maps app on my iPhone 6s is gone. No matter where I try to look, no Streetview. Anybody else having this problem?
Google really screwed up the iOS version of the Maps app. No Street View, and an obnoxious Explore sidebar that takes up a third of the screen. However, now the sidebar is gone. Still no SV - for now you have to use the SV app for that.

Google needs to fix this mess ASAP.

Have been having the same issue with street view on the Google Maps app. The GSV feature was always a little buggy in that you needed to drop the pin exactly on the road, and there wasn't a way to definitively tell whether the road didn't have SV or if the pin needed to be more accurate. Took me a few days to realize it had been totally turned off.

Also TIL there's a separate Street View app. The things you learn...
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1394 on: August 21, 2019, 08:23:32 PM »

I noticed this morning that the Streetview feature on the Google Maps app on my iPhone 6s is gone. No matter where I try to look, no Streetview. Anybody else having this problem?
Same issue here... very frustrating having to swap between apps and get to one particular location. The Street View app sucks to add to this mess more.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1395 on: August 22, 2019, 02:44:56 AM »

Looks to be an iOS issue. No problems on Android 9:

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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1396 on: August 22, 2019, 08:41:54 AM »

Looks to be an iOS issue. No problems on Android 9:
Actually, it appears whatever issue it was is now fixed. My iPhone is now letting me view Street View once again like normal.

Appears this was just a bug, thankfully its not permanent, and was fixed quickly.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1397 on: August 22, 2019, 10:23:25 AM »

Looks to be an iOS issue. No problems on Android 9:
Actually, it appears whatever issue it was is now fixed. My iPhone is now letting me view Street View once again like normal.

Appears this was just a bug, thankfully its not permanent, and was fixed quickly.

I just checked it on mine after seeing this post and its back to normal for me too.

*knock on wood*
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1398 on: August 28, 2019, 10:14:15 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bedminster,+NJ/@40.6436115,-74.6605591,3a,75y,96.63h,90.5t,0.23r/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c396b7daf761a7:0x47d1f51b0a27c8e0!8m2!3d40.669264!4d-74.6804  Going from Street View to map does this.  This is supposed to be Bedminster, NJ.

That issue happens to me every so often too.  I can get around it by changing the end of the URL to ,XXz to go back to map view, then switch back to satellite view.



Lately, Google Maps uses a lot of CPU on my computer.  I'm on an older browser and computer, which means I don't have full GPU acceleration so the CPU gets used more, but until recently, the CPU usage wasn't as bad.  I noticed that Session Buddy and Adblock Plus were using a lot of CPU in addition to the Browser and map tab processes.  Killing the extensions makes a minor improvement, but the CPU is still higher than normal.

I tried using a Slimjet, which is a fork of Chrome above 50 for XP with just a map open, and the issue persists.  I also disabled Slimjet's built-in ad blocker to reduce the CPU load, and the CPU is still high.

I was watching a friend use Google Maps today on a new Windows 10 laptop, and the screen kept flashing completely black.  That makes me think that Google changed something, and it's not just me.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1399 on: August 28, 2019, 10:35:37 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bedminster,+NJ/@40.6436115,-74.6605591,3a,75y,96.63h,90.5t,0.23r/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c396b7daf761a7:0x47d1f51b0a27c8e0!8m2!3d40.669264!4d-74.6804  Going from Street View to map does this.  This is supposed to be Bedminster, NJ.

That issue happens to me every so often too.  I can get around it by changing the end of the URL to ,XXz to go back to map view, then switch back to satellite view.



Lately, Google Maps uses a lot of CPU on my computer.  I'm on an older browser and computer, which means I don't have full GPU acceleration so the CPU gets used more, but until recently, the CPU usage wasn't as bad.  I noticed that Session Buddy and Adblock Plus were using a lot of CPU in addition to the Browser and map tab processes.  Killing the extensions makes a minor improvement, but the CPU is still higher than normal.

I tried using a Slimjet, which is a fork of Chrome above 50 for XP with just a map open, and the issue persists.  I also disabled Slimjet's built-in ad blocker to reduce the CPU load, and the CPU is still high.

I was watching a friend use Google Maps today on a new Windows 10 laptop, and the screen kept flashing completely black.  That makes me think that Google changed something, and it's not just me.

Back in 2016 I just about burned myself giving my parents directions using Google Maps because of the high amount of CPU usage on my phone. It also drained my battery very quickly. That being said I was using a DROID MINI from 2013 (my first phone, I have an S9+ now).
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