When Google Maps Satellite & Map Detail Don't Line Up

Oct 13, 2009 • 8:19 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

What happens when you have Google Satellite view and map street data not lining up? Well, I can show you. If you look at Cairo, Egypt you will see that the Satellite detail is shifted about 90 meters west of the street detail.

Here is a picture showing the box in the map detail not overlaying on the box of the streets in the Satellite view:

Google Maps Satellite & Maps

I believe this is not that unusual, and it happened every now and then. Google has been informed and Howard from Google said:

Thanks for noticing this. The appropriate team in Google has the bug report now and the problem will be fixed.

Are you aware of other places in Google Maps like this?

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Comments:

Bill

10/14/2009 05:04 am

Yes, the majority of China's maps are like this. Also South Korea does similar. There may be military reasons for doing so, but that's only my assumption.

Yales

12/11/2009 01:35 pm

Yes, in Brazil, Penha, SC the map is like that as well.

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