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New housing developments mapped before Teleatlas and Navteq

Posted by daveemtb on 16 November 2009 in English (English)

http://osm.org/go/eurtAVrQ6-

This housing development was recently mapped on OSM, within a month or two of completion. It is still years out of date in Google maps' Teleatlas data:

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.113283,-0.17503&spn=0.005099,0.009624&z=17

Or, Yahoo's Navteq data:

http://uk.maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=51.113588&lon=-0.175537&zoom=17

The same goes for another development (half completed on the ground)

http://osm.org/go/eursdyU@U-

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.105961,-0.147221&spn=0.005099,0.009624&z=17
http://uk.maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=51.105545&lon=-0.147127&zoom=18

Comment from 42429 on 16 November 2009 at 14:36

In Germany, you can find newly built streets in nearly each village:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/New_and_Changed_Ways

Have of these new streets have been noticed by a single user. It would be nice if other users would add their newly built streets as well.

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Comment from HannesHH on 16 November 2009 at 16:02

This is why OSM is the best map ever (stupid saying but it is true).

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Comment from daveemtb on 16 November 2009 at 16:17

FK270673, please feel free to add these streets to that page. My wiki skills aren't great with tables etc. :(

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Comment from amm on 16 November 2009 at 18:49

While were at google maps and TeleAtlas bashing, I might as well throw in my example too. This example is not a small little housing estate, but a redevelopment of a major road intersection right in the heart of London just to the east of the city. I think the redevelopment was finished in April and was updated in OSM the next day. Google Maps and Yahoo are still showing the old road layout. I wonder how long it will take them

Google:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.514285,-0.069995&spn=0.006517,0.01929&z=16

Yahoo:
http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=51.515244&lon=-0.071947&zoom=17

OSM:
http://osm.org/go/euu6DfOj

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Comment from !i! on 17 November 2009 at 13:16

Great work!

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