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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:44 AM   #5881
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i'm a bit disappointed with rest of Google Footage in the US this time, some of the Coverage is blurry sum dirty images, i mean come on clean the lense or something, to me it seems Google Became Lazy in this update, in my friends Midwestern town the image wasn't even in the place it should be it was a few miles off. So i say this to google , go back to the US and Reshoot
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #5882
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A problem is privacy. People want their faces and their license plates blurred in Google Streetview. When software is developed to do this automatically it can go wrong and objects that have got nothing to with this can be blurred, deteriorating the quality of the service. If Google can improve this Streetview will become better.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #5883
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There are still a lot of low-resolution images out there. Compared to the newer ones they look really crappy, often unsharp, almost blurry. It has nothing to do with blurring for privacy reasons - in fact, the quality is so crappy they don't need any blurring. Overexposed images from direct sunlight are also a frequent problem on the older ones.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #5884
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From what I have seen on Street View, half of the U.S. is still in very low quality

They should also invent something to make navigation faster on high-speed roads. It took me half an hour to watch half the BQE in New York clicking every 4th icon in Google Earth. That's way too long.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #5885
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They should also invent something to make navigation faster on high-speed roads. It took me half an hour to watch half the BQE in New York clicking every 4th icon in Google Earth. That's way too long.
I usually use the Google Maps website and the arrow keys instead of clicking. With high-speed internet that works pretty well. The option to quickly skip images (e.g. by pressing the arrow key again, before it has loaded) without having to click would be nice, though.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #5886
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They should Reshoot the whole of NJ , because i think its unfair that NYC gets a Reshoot but NJ doesn't, NJ has a very bad image i think Google can help by reshooting the Cities n towns, also throw Philly in. I think Google is being ridiculous, in Our Capital of Trenton all the images are fogged up on one side. in our cities some of the images are too sunny. its a mess and i don't why they Reshoot. by me most of the roads have changed or undergone reconstruction, which makes the images old and unreliable. Google needs to seriously update all of these images, or i will go to there Brooklyn office and throw all there Fun stuff into the East River

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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #5887
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You're such an attention ***** with all these colors.

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I usually use the Google Maps website and the arrow keys instead of clicking. With high-speed internet that works pretty well.
My "little human" usually turns in a wrong direction.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #5888
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I usually use the Google Maps website and the arrow keys instead of clicking. With high-speed internet that works pretty well. The option to quickly skip images (e.g. by pressing the arrow key again, before it has loaded) without having to click would be nice, though.
For me, it still takes about a second or 2 for a new image to load completely after pressing the arrow key. I wish the adjacent nodes relative to the current one were also loaded with the current node - it would provide a much smoother navigating experience.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #5889
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You're such an attention ***** with all these colors.

My "little human" usually turns in a wrong direction.

Your such a Euroboy
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #5890
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Guys I finally found a map of Europe which is sattisfying for me. Now I'm putting these pieces together in Photoshop CS4, and then I will simply mark motorways in distinguishable way, it must be some real atlas so it will be much easier, dimenstions will be 27000x20520, when I will finish then I will make it availible for download and I will ask you to give some comments on actuallity etc.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #5891
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Guys I finally found a map of Europe which is sattisfying for me. Now I'm putting these pieces together in Photoshop CS4, and then I will simply mark motorways in distinguishable way, it must be some real atlas so it will be much easier, dimenstions will be 27000x20520, when I will finish then I will make it availible for download and I will ask you to give some comments on actuallity etc.
That's my man
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Old October 11th, 2009, 02:29 AM   #5892
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That's how it looks so far, and so far the size is...570 mb ! I will have to compress is
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Old October 11th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #5893
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May I ask why you're just not using Google maps or something similar (and much easier)?
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #5894
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Google Maps don't fit to my requirements...there are so many lines drawn and it don't allow me to display them all at once and you can't stroke the paths properly so they can't have only one colour at the time, what other alternatives there are to google ?
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Old October 11th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #5895
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Dutch public transport websites are terrible.

I've been sitting for two hours in front of the computer. In this time I've learned about existence of so called 'OV-chipkaard', that I need one if I want to visit Rotterdam and even some Dutch, because information in English is VERY HARD TO GET.
But in those two hours I didn't managed to find how much do Connexxion charge for travel. Really, I can't find any info about tariffs in English on their website.

The idea of national public transport ticket and e-purse is great, but really, information is worse than in Poland.

Also, the idea that you need at least 4€ on the card to enter the bus/tram/metro train/ox cart/whatever is hideous. Since it's not refundable every tourist is ripped for 4€ at the end of a visit. This is nearly half of the cost of monthly student ticket for the whole Warsaw
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Old October 11th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #5896
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Google Maps don't fit to my requirements...there are so many lines drawn and it don't allow me to display them all at once and you can't stroke the paths properly so they can't have only one colour at the time, what other alternatives there are to google ?
There's OpenStreetMap, I don't know if that suits what you need.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #5897
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Can you open own account and then customize map to own needs ?
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #5898
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Can you open own account and then customize map to own needs ?
I'm not actually sure. I think you can download the raw XML data for the maps, but I've never tried because I've never had any reason to, and I don't know how you'd go about customising the appearance of it.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #5899
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That's why I tried to come with something more hmm 'own' even though I downloaded scanned atlas in pieces, crap I hope I will learn how to draw paths in Photoshop because it is essential for me since I want to mark, existing motorways, u/c and in project
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #5900
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Dutch public transport websites are terrible.

I've been sitting for two hours in front of the computer. In this time I've learned about existence of so called 'OV-chipkaard', that I need one if I want to visit Rotterdam and even some Dutch, because information in English is VERY HARD TO GET.
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Also, the idea that you need at least 4€ on the card to enter the bus/tram/metro train/ox cart/whatever is hideous. Since it's not refundable every tourist is ripped for 4€ at the end of a visit. This is nearly half of the cost of monthly student ticket for the whole Warsaw
The OV-chipkaart is only obligatory in the Amsterdam and Rotterdam metro. It's a good system, like the Oyster Card in London, but not very suitable for tourists. In future it will replace all PT tickets. If you have any questions about Dutch PT information just send me a PM
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