terrified by Google maps

Posted by Andreas König on 29 December 2009 in German (Deutsch).

I compared my own recordings with google maps...googles quality is soooo bad. They have a whole street network of a industrioal park near my village, which has been never build. So you will end up in the mud if you follow this roads. They have even a road build across my own garden...bad bad guys. Andreas


Comment from robert on 29 December 2009 at 17:12

This is presumably why google want to trick people into doing their work for them with mapmaker.

Comment from matata on 29 December 2009 at 20:55

I have the same issue here, I live in new city, and half of still under construction. but you can see the streets in Google which is not exist till now!!!

I wonder what is their sources!

Comment from marscot on 29 December 2009 at 22:27

I have a building outline drawn as a road near me in google

Comment from Teaandkale on 30 December 2009 at 02:33

Agreed, Google Maps is awful! I see many roads and places marked that are in the wrong place or don't exist! Yet people insist on using it even when I tell them to use OSM, sadly.

Comment from amapanda ᚛ᚐᚋᚐᚅᚇᚐ᚜ 🏳️‍🌈 on 30 December 2009 at 12:51

This is one of the great things about OSM. It gets fixed quicker and faster.

Comment from Jean-Marc Liotier on 31 December 2009 at 15:30

I have noticed that in many places, in countries in which Google does not have significant commercial interest, even many villages have part of their street grid mapped. But looking a little closer, this is a partial mapping of a seemingly random subset of the grid, none of those streets have names and the precision is horrendous. To me, this looks like what some grid recognition automaton would produce if configured to only trace the streets it detects with a certainty above a certain threshold. I mentioned that idea a while ago on OSM-talk ( but it did not get much echo. But I cannot believe that human mappers would produce such bad maps.

Comment from smsm1 on 1 January 2010 at 02:09

Yeah I noticed that a couple of years ago when I got my first GPS for use with OSM, and now avoid Google maps as much as I can.

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