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'We Fit' FAIL, Google FAIL, OpenStreetMap WIN

Posted by ika-chan! UK on 6 October 2014 in English (English)

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The way in question, 55984002, had been tagged with the height restriction of 15'-3" since UrbanRambler added it on 20 April 2010...

...Yet Google doesn't even have a facility to put in height restrictions...

...Another reason to switch to OSM.

Location: West Wickham, London Borough of Bromley, London, Greater London, England, BR4 0QE, United Kingdom

Comment from robbieonsea on 6 October 2014 at 22:34

Interestingly another low bridge incident: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-29512618

http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/24569301

The height limit is marked in OSM since 18 November 2013

Neither of the BBC stories mention the Sat-Nav make/data provider.

Comment from FTA on 31 October 2014 at 02:51

Great new article finds! I remember an article a few years ago about some island I think in the Pacific Ocean that many of the big maps listed was there but OSM didn't...and that's because it didn't actually exist.

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