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Chris Keall
22-05-2006, 01:39 PM
A little competition for Wises, and others. Click here (http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/ck-live/) to read about Google's street mapping service reaching NZ.

effie c
22-05-2006, 03:14 PM
Hi Chris Keal,
as to be found in the map of Hamilton -----
droll as it may be - since when did the Waikato River drop to become a small stream , turn eastwards and become Kirikiriroa Stream?
The Waikato starts south of Taupo, old son :blush:
:groan:
effie c

qyiet
22-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up chris.. looks like we have property boundaries as well.

I see the survey land areas have been added to google earth (I never noticed them before) but not the map data. it would be great to see this data added to google earth as well.

On checking out my house (it's what you do right :) ) I've got an extra road, but the level of detail great.

-Qyiet

Burnzee
22-05-2006, 10:59 PM
They just wanted to know if there really was a place called Auckland where all those miserable buggers live!!

BURNZEE

gibler
22-05-2006, 11:16 PM
Heh, some of Dunedin's streets are a bit off. There are many spots that imply you can drive down them, when I know that you'd only get away with it if you were a stunt driver in a mini.

We need the cool photographs at a higher zoom though...

techie
23-05-2006, 12:54 AM
Besides the odd mistakes in road names, etc. I think it sure bets Wises by far. Time will tell before all the mistakes are fixed up -I'm pleased that Google have bothered to put in the small access/walk ways between streets.

I will definitely be using it in the future.

steelsporran
23-05-2006, 10:43 AM
I think it sure bets Wises by far.

I'm sticking with this: http://www.zoomin.co.nz/

KiwiLinc
23-05-2006, 11:18 AM
You may find that some roads that appear in the map that don't exist in real life, may be "paper roads". Set by council for future development.

Tricks_drummer
25-05-2006, 11:40 AM
They just wanted to know if there really was a place called Auckland where all those miserable buggers live!!

BURNZEE


Good call mate, Good call

harryl
26-05-2006, 03:02 PM
I'm sticking with this: http://www.zoomin.co.nz/
I'm with you steelsporran. Zoomin has so many features and makes mapping....not so boring! lol

bestie
28-05-2006, 03:39 PM
You may find that some roads that appear in the map that don't exist in real life, may be "paper roads". Set by council for future development.

Wises has this problem too, I got caught out using it for point to point directions and ended up 500m from where I wanted to be but the paper road hadn't been finished. Was a 20km round trip to get back across the paddock where I needed to be.

Google looks pretty good really given where they pull the data from.

MrBeef
29-05-2006, 01:17 PM
damn i never realised zoomin was so accurate..shows all the creeks and streams on our farm, even one of our Dams. Jeepers.