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Author Topic: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond  (Read 4826 times)

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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2019, 10:16:31 PM »

The new bridge is only visible in the non-3D imagery, so turn off 3D in satellite view. That works for me, at least.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2019, 11:30:07 PM »

The new bridge is only visible in the non-3D imagery, so turn off 3D in satellite view. That works for me, at least.

I don't see any intuitive way to do that.  I click back and forth between 2D and 3D but both show the old bridges.

Are you two using Google Earth?  I am not, just using standard Google Maps.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2019, 02:16:55 AM »

The new bridge is only visible in the non-3D imagery, so turn off 3D in satellite view. That works for me, at least.

I don't see any intuitive way to do that.  I click back and forth between 2D and 3D but both show the old bridges.

Are you two using Google Earth?  I am not, just using standard Google Maps.
I was using standard Google Maps on Chrome. Make sure “Globe” mode is turned off when on Satellite - changing between “3D” and “2D” mode will not fix this issue.

I never even thought of that initially - I’ve always used Google Maps with Globe mode turned off - for me it runs slower, has outdated imagery, etc. so I’ve never preferred it.

EDIT: I switched to Earth mode, which you toggle on/off on the sidebar, and indeed the old bridge was shown. There’s no distinct difference quality wise between the “Globe” mode and regular mode in this particular area, except Globe has outdated imagery. So try to toggle that off / on and see if it fixes it. The non-Globe mode has 2018 imagery that also shows the lane reconfiguration north of I-295 completed, whereas Globe is pre-2015.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2019, 02:17:00 PM »

The new bridge is only visible in the non-3D imagery, so turn off 3D in satellite view. That works for me, at least.

I don't see any intuitive way to do that.  I click back and forth between 2D and 3D but both show the old bridges.

Are you two using Google Earth?  I am not, just using standard Google Maps.
I was using standard Google Maps on Chrome. Make sure “Globe” mode is turned off when on Satellite - changing between “3D” and “2D” mode will not fix this issue.

I never even thought of that initially - I’ve always used Google Maps with Globe mode turned off - for me it runs slower, has outdated imagery, etc. so I’ve never preferred it.

EDIT: I switched to Earth mode, which you toggle on/off on the sidebar, and indeed the old bridge was shown. There’s no distinct difference quality wise between the “Globe” mode and regular mode in this particular area, except Globe has outdated imagery. So try to toggle that off / on and see if it fixes it. The non-Globe mode has 2018 imagery that also shows the lane reconfiguration north of I-295 completed, whereas Globe is pre-2015.

Seems like Google has been neglecting Earth mode for some time now. Not surprising, as that’s standard procedure for them.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2019, 07:35:03 PM »

Seems like Google has been neglecting Earth mode for some time now. Not surprising, as that’s standard procedure for them.

I must be getting a different Google Maps version here.  I can't find any interface for "turning Globe mode off and on".
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2019, 09:52:43 PM »

Sorry, my interface doesn't have that left hand sidebar.
Not in Chrome or MS Edge.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2019, 10:47:15 PM »

Sorry, my interface doesn't have that left hand sidebar.
Not in Chrome or MS Edge.
Click on the three horizontal lines next to the search bar to bring it up. It does not appear by default.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2019, 11:33:13 PM »

Sorry, my interface doesn't have that left hand sidebar.
Not in Chrome or MS Edge.
Click on the three horizontal lines next to the search bar to bring it up. It does not appear by default.

So that changes it to a Mercator projection map...

The new bridge over I-95 appears at VA-54, and at Lewistown Road as well.

Someone at Google should be canned for making this so complicated, at least non-intuitive.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2019, 05:52:28 AM »

Someone at Google should be canned for making this so complicated, at least non-intuitive.
Agreed. Their "Earth" mode is supposed to be the better version, 3D, etc. The only issues is that A) it's slow for a lot of people including me, B) except for certain cities, they haven't updated the imagery in years, and C) it's not a standard Mercator projection map a lot are used to. The make "Earth" the default mode, and make it complicated to switch back to regular, especially if you're not even aware to begin with.

I hate Earth mode. I will use Mercator projection anyday. Updated imagery, faster, and no 3D mess. Just basic imagery that gets the point across. If I need more detail, I will use Street View.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2019, 07:10:10 AM »

Someone at Google should be canned for making this so complicated, at least non-intuitive.
Agreed. Their "Earth" mode is supposed to be the better version, 3D, etc. The only issues is that A) it's slow for a lot of people including me, B) except for certain cities, they haven't updated the imagery in years, and C) it's not a standard Mercator projection map a lot are used to. The make "Earth" the default mode, and make it complicated to switch back to regular, especially if you're not even aware to begin with.
I hate Earth mode. I will use Mercator projection anyday. Updated imagery, faster, and no 3D mess. Just basic imagery that gets the point across. If I need more detail, I will use Street View.

Either one is fast on my cable service so speed is not an issue.  My chief complaint is that as many years as I have been using Google Maps, this is the first time I got any feedback or notice about this.  You don't know intuitively whether a map is Mercator or not unless looking at something the size of the whole U.S.

You also have to turn the "Globe" off each time you open Google Maps in a new browser instance.

I just went to the Midtown Tunnel and MLK Freeway, and it was under construction when I opened it, and I had to  turn the "Globe" off to see it completed.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #61 on: June 17, 2019, 07:57:36 AM »

You also have to turn the "Globe" off each time you open Google Maps in a new browser instance.
If you log in to a Google account, it should save it the first time you do it. Mine automatically disables Globe mode every time.

I just went to the Midtown Tunnel and MLK Freeway, and it was under construction when I opened it, and I had to  turn the "Globe" off to see it completed.
Same with Dominion Blvd as well, the imagery still shows when they re-routed traffic on VA-166 so they could construct the new bridge approach and the VA-166 interchange. It's nice to see the older imagery, but if I wanted old imagery, I'd go to Google Earth or Historical Aerials. Meanwhile, with Globe mode disabled, the imagery was updated in April 2018, and the entire project is shown completed. Same with the Midtown Tunnel & MLK Freeway.

Globe mode is just something Google likes to shove in people's face, and quite frankly, a lot of people are frustrated by it.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2019, 10:52:38 AM »

You also have to turn the "Globe" off each time you open Google Maps in a new browser instance.
If you log in to a Google account, it should save it the first time you do it. Mine automatically disables Globe mode every time.

I stay logged in at all times, I did that for my access to Usenet newsgroups on Google Groups.
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Re: I-95 Lane Reconfiguration North of I-295 North of Richmond
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2019, 06:08:36 PM »

They should make it look like this all the way.

https://prnt.sc/okwv8z
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