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New Google Maps

PostPosted: Tue 08 Sep, 2020 11:13 pm
by tastrax
Wow - looks like there are some new kayaking opportunities in Tasmania after the release of the new Google Maps. You can now paddle between Melaleuca and Freney Lagoon!

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Seems like wetlands from LIST data have been added as 'lakes'!

Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Tue 08 Sep, 2020 11:20 pm
by tastrax
...and the Vale of Rasselas is looking a bit wet

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Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2020 9:27 am
by Mark F
I expect they are getting in ahead of sea level rise.

Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2020 10:26 am
by north-north-west
*headdesk*

Can they get anything right with those stupid maps?

Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2020 11:57 am
by tastrax
Looks like they have used LIST data and marked all “Wetlands/wet areas” as lakes. Hopefully they will fix it soon.

Central plateau is looking especially wet!

Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2020 1:25 pm
by tastrax
I am also struggling to figure out what these brown patches mean - doesn't seem to line up with any vegetation type or anything else obvious.

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Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2020 3:51 pm
by north-north-west
If you go to ESRI imagery on ListMap, those patches more or less match two ends of a big brownish patch which is a mix of bare rock and low sedge/heath. It could also be old burns. But, again, some iffy big blue bits on that image. It's frightening.

Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2020 6:11 pm
by ribuck
After this update the contour lines on Google's Terrain layer (which is only available on Mobile as far as I know) are now so faint as to be unusable.

Re: New Google Maps

PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep, 2020 9:22 pm
by felixthecat
ribuck wrote:After this update the contour lines on Google's Terrain layer (which is only available on Mobile as far as I know) are now so faint as to be unusable.


I think you should be able to get the terrain layer via the menu in the top left...

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