Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012

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Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:04 PM
Google Earth is a wonderful "killer application." Its success depends on excellent data, software, and support. This BBS provides a low-cost Quality Assurance (QA) group of immense size, dedication, and energy. Very few companies evoke similar volunteer resources. This posting and its subpostings attempt to gather the current problems and insure they have been reported to Google

IMAGERYTERRAIN (Altitude)

LAYERS (vector data)Outlines, rather than pinpoints, have been provided so that the same problem need not be reported at each road disjuncture, etc. This has been done for such area-related problems as misalignments, pock marks, duplicate images, false mountains and trenches, missing terrain data, and censorship.

Special thanks to bebop, Noisette, sasroodkapje, simon_a, and syzygy for their help in identifying problems, other users' related postings, and evaluations of errors.
Data Problems > Image Errors PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:09 PM
Data Problems > Image Errors
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Image Errors are problems which can or must be solved by manual intervention.

(Blemishes are image problems which require new imagery.)

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Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude *DELETED* PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:17 PM
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Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:26 PM
Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images

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These are usually just areas which were not photographed. However, while some of them are not in "important places", such omissions breed conspiracy theories. (What are "they" hiding?)

  • Bahrain: Missing bridge

  • Canada: Nunavut 1, 2 and 3 and Quebec 4

  • Canada-Alaska, USA border 530514-617330 Partially fixed wih Digital Globe overlay, 19 September 2007.


  • Denmark
    ---- Greenland 1: This was a small triangle before new global images of 23 March 2006.
    ---- Greenland 2


  • France
    ---- Illies
    ---- Rouen

  • Greece Saronic Gulf islands missing

  • Nicaragua Little Corn Island

  • UK:
    ---- Huddersfield
    ---- Scilly Isles

  • USA
    ---- Lexington, Kentucky
    ---- Oak Grove, Florida
    ---- Yona, Guam

  • "Missing" Coastal Images:
    Technically, these images are NOT MISSING. They are a byproduct of the visual methods used to portray coastal waters in the low-resolution background imagery. The water colors progress very gradually from BLUE in the oceans to BLACK at the coastlines.

    If an area near the shore which is already black (in a bay, for example) becomes surrounded by high-resolution overlays, the remaining black area appears to be a missing image, and it raises many BBS queries, with some users suspecting censorship.

Notes:
---- Generally, we cannot list missing offshore islands. Too many were lost globally in the March-April 2006 change to the TerraMetrics basic 15-meter background images.
Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:38 PM
Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments


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Recent high resolution updates to downtown metropolitan areas are generally well aligned. However, the suburbs are often left badly misaligned. See Amsterdam (Netherlands), Baghdad (Iraq), Belgrade (Serbia), Granada (Spain), Lima (Peru), Luxembourg City, Milan (Italy), Munich (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), San Jose (Costa Rica), and San Salvador (El Salvador)

  • Africa Megaflyover
    ---- When high-resolution images are introduced behind an image from the "Africa Megaflyover" Featured Content layer, they are not jointly aligned. The photos were taken at significant angles, so they need orthorectification.
    ---- Where airport runways are located in the same images, they are diplayed, and they show that the problems are in the misalignment of the Megaflyover images, in locations, compass directions, and viewing angles. (Note the wedge-shaped area on the ground covered by the Flyover image because of its viewing angle, approximately 45°.)


  • Antarctic 644026 image-stretching in four areas of significant swaths: 35°-45°W, 51°-62°W, 146°-180°W, and 164°-180°E

  • Arctic
    ---- 617415 Canada, Ellesmere Island misaligned 10 kilometers
    ---- 617416 Denmark, Greenland, misaligned 15 - 30 kilometers
    ---- 617419 Norway, Svalbard, Nordaustlandet misaligned 12 kilometers
    ---- 617421 Russia, Franz Josef Land misaligned 12 kilometers
    ---- 617426 Russia, Ushakov Island misaligned 6 kilometers
    ---- 617424 Russia, Komsomolets Island, Severnaya Zemlya misaligned 10 kilometers


  • Australia
    ---- 617429 Adalaide misaligned 550 meters---- 617437 Brisbane misaligned 20 - 200+ meters. The area has too many overlaid images for analysis. We illustrate here the use of airport runways which are published to hundredths of a second

    ---- 617438 Gold Coast misaligned 200 meters: 1% FIXED in March 2007; 35% FIXED in June-July; the rest is NOT FIXED
    ---- 644193 Jervis Bay misaligned 80 meters west

  • Austria, Vienna misaligned various distances up to 30 meters.

  • Bahamas, Eleuthera Island misaligned 15 meters at north end (617539), 100 meters in center (617554), 400 meters in south end (617555), analyzed by comparing with airport runways.

  • Botswana, 4990 Ghanzi misaligned 1350 meters west

  • Brazil
    ---- 607979 Águas Lindas de Goiás 200 misaligned 200 meters west
    ---- 3267 Brasilia misaligned 200 meters northwest
    ---- 644068 Lauro de Freitas misaligned 90 meters east Partially Fixed
    ---- 664064 Salto de Cima misaligned 120 meters south

  • Canada
    ---- 6129 Kingston misaligned 50 meters east
    ---- 3635 Mount Hector misaligned 70 meters east

  • Denmark, We show examples of the many areas which use a unique stretching method to smooth misaligned adjacent images. The misalignments are sometimes 40+ meters, unusual for European high-resolution aerial imagery. Odense has a great array of such misalignments

  • France
    ---- Chaumont misaligned 100 meters southeast, 19 June 2007
    ---- Gacé misaligned 85 meters southeast, 26 June 2007

  • Hungary, 5298 Budapest misaligned 25 meters east

  • India, 617643 Southern India misalignments 100 to 300+ meters Some fixed 19 September 2007

  • Ireland
    ---- Sligo misaligned 20 meters east. Although this is not excessive, the Sligo Roads layer needs many updates (see THIS POSTING), so correcting this misalignment would assist in that effort.


  • Italy
    ---- 5353 Addolorata misaligned 40 meters east
    ---- 644203 San Benedetto del Tronto misaligned 400 meters west

  • Japan
    ---- Tokyo harbor image rotated 180º

  • Luxembourg
    ---- Bettendorf, 30 to 50 meters NE, noted 27 July 2007
    ---- 644070 Strassen, 334 meters SW

  • Mauritius, Agalega Islands misaligned 3.5 kilometers northwest.

  • Portugal, 617662 Paço de Arcos (suburban Lisbon) misaligned 40 meters

  • South Africa
    ---- 5079-80 Bloemfontein. Covers several significant misalignments -- Boyden Hill 847 m WSW (verified by Observatory correspondents), Bloemfontein airport 280 m NNW, Kelly's View 750 m SW, Kromdraai 277 WNW, and New Tempe airport 25 m ESE
    ---- 7394 George 30 m W misaligned

  • Spain
    ---- 641686 Agres misaligned 400 meters west
    ---- Granada suburbs misaligned 440 meters (compare with ROADS). Two new images were added April 2006 which corrected central Granada.

  • Switzerland
    ---- 4827 Basle misaligned 35 meters northwest

  • UK
    ---- 617727 Dundee misaligned 30+ meters
    ---- Leigh, double switchback misalignment

    ---- 617742 Slough misaligned 50 meters, though slightly smaller after October 2006 updates

  • USA
    ---- 777959 California, Sequoia & Kings Canyon park areas misaligned about 400 meters westward, creating also a duplicated image area on the eastern side, Partially Fixed 29 July 2007
    ---- California, Watsonville misaligned 70 meters SWS
    ---- Colorado, Aspen misaligned 50 meters SW
    ---- 3697 New Mexico, Santa Fe misaligned 400 m W
    ---- Nevada, Area 51 misaligned 350 meters.
    ---- New York-New Jersey image overlaps
    ---- 643988 Oklahoma, Tulsa misaligned 20 to 40 meters.
    ---- 644089 South Dakota, Beresford misaligned 20 meters southwest. The area had originally included Sioux Falls, but was reduced 27 July 2007
    ---- 643972 Tennessee, Oak Ridge misaligned 87 meters.
    ---- 617774 Texas, Plano misaligned 58 meters.
    ---- US Virgin Islands: Saint Croix (35 m W) and Saint Thomas (60 m W
    ---- Wyoming, Muddy Gap misaligned 420 meters west
Data Problems > Errors > Duplicate Images PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:44 PM
Data Problems > Image Errors > Duplicate Images

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Duplications in high resolution images
  • France
    ---- 1031121 (was 26135) Lamouroux

  • Germany
    ---- 5606 Ennetbühl a most unusually shaped duplicate image, and very hard to perceive
    ---- 927381 (was 8102) Hammer an der Uecker

  • Mexico
    ---- 8062 San Lucas

  • Tanzania
    ---- 617306 duplicated and rotated very high-resolution images from the African Flyover which have been made a part of the Google Earth database, rather than remaining user overlays. Four Flyover icons have been employed.


  • UK
    ---- 927382 (was 10857) Brixham
    ---- 927415 (was 7657) Hutton Cranswick, an unusual duplication of just a single four-house building, probably to fix a slight image problem. Compare Google (left) with Microsoft:

    ---- 6802 Plymouth harbor barrier duplicated. The southerly image is correct.
    ---- 23926 Red Lodge, another manually-created set of multiple duplications

  • USA
    ---- Arkansas, Johnson, four identical images apparently manually introduced
    ---- 799754 Arkansas, Viola
    ---- 901825 (was 10758) Montana, Augusta duplicate image
    ---- 6092 South Carolina, Kingstree, three pairs of duplicate images

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Duplications in TerraMetrics global background images We show here just one instance in the Philippines.



  • Brazil
    ---- 530516 Agua Boa: A horizontal rectangle 375 kilometers wide and 1.5 kilometers tall is duplicated incorrectly above itself. ALSO duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth
    ---- 617280-617282-663998 Alto Paraíso de Goiás. A horizontal rectangle 311 kilometers wide and 1.1 kilometers tall is duplicated incorrectly above itself. ALSO duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth

  • Brazil-Bolivia,
    ---- 617281-664002 , border duplication. A horizontal rectangle 280 kilometers wide and 1.1 kilometers tall is duplicated incorrectly above itself in the border region ALSO duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth

  • China
    ---- 530516, Six horizontal rectangles 340 kilometers wide and 1.5 kilometers tall are duplicated incorrectly above themselves. ALSO duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth where we illustrate the northernmost.

  • New Zealand
    ---- 22238 Pirongia, NZ duplicate image
    ---- 3585 Point Gore duplicate images

  • North Korea
    ---- Over a large area 35 kilometers wide by 50 kilometers tall, the Brazil duplication above is repeated maybe 20+ times. NOT duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth

  • Philippines
    ---- Area in Botak 5 kilometers wide by 0.5 kilometers tall duplicated, but NOT duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth and NOT duplicated in Yahoo Maps
    ---- Cagamcam
    ---- Cayaponga
    ---- Latian
    ---- Lacaron
    ---- Maybio
    ---- Pagtilaan
    ---- Unidad

  • Russia
    ---- 530516-643985-664023 Kedon. ZOOM IN. Over a very large area 380 kilometers wide by 270 kilometers tall, the Brazil duplication above is repeated maybe 100+ times. NOT duplicated in Microsoft's Virtual Earth

Data Problems> Image Errors > Camera Artifacts PriceCollins 2/26/06 11:53 PM
Data Problems > Image Errors > Camera Artifacts


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  • Cenada
    ---- Artifacts in Notre-Dame-des-Bois and St-Venant-de-Paquette

  • Denmark
    ---- Copenhagen, "camera tab" artifact

  • Netherlands
    ---- De Lier

  • UK
    ---- Ashwell, UK camera artifacts
    ---- Cockerham crosshairs
    ---- 617298 Laycock crosshairs
    ---- Liverpool Bay camera artifact
    ---- 617298 Oakworth compass rose


  • USA
    ---- 617316 Alaska, Anchorage, 18 crosshairs
    ---- 871901 Colorado, Eagle County camera artifacts
    ---- 617318 North Carolina, Hillsborough, camera strip
    ---- 9422 New Jersey, Fort Lee camera artifact
    ---- 644032 New Jersey, Haddenfield
    ---- Utah Mayfield, "camera tab" artifact,
    ---- 617317 Washington, East Wenatchee, contains a camera registration number "0901-0-2..." Partially fixed 27 July 2007
Data Problems > Errors > Miscellaneous (removed) PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:07 AM
---- Antarctica image-stretching moved to "Misalignments."
---- UK, Blackpool piers moved to "Missing Images."
---- South Carolina waters moved to "Spurious Images."
---- US Kingman Reef problem moved to "Borders & Coastlines."
---- Brazil's Rio Curuça slippage moved to "Misaligned Swaths."
Data Problems > Terrain Errors PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:19 AM
Data Problems > Terrain Errors
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Terrain Errors have been grouped as follows:



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Data Problems > Terrain > Below Sea Level - FIXED PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:26 AM
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Data Problems > Terrain PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:29 AM
Data Problems > Terrain Errors


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PROBLEM SAMPLES:

---- Urban mountains



---- Oceanic mountains



---- Bumpy airport runways





---- Terrain holes



---- Lengthy ditches along lines of latitude or longitude



---- Lake surfaces above or below correct elevation


Data Problems > Terrain > Polar depressions FIXED PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:39 AM
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Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:44 AM
Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy)


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The number of entries in this category has gown too large to list in this posting, but they are all in the accompanying file.

We illustrate the types of problems which have been found:
  • BAD METADATA



  • MISLOCATIONS



  • NAME or SPELLING



  • PLACES TO REMOVE


Data Problems > Place Names > Country Errors PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:49 AM
Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) > Country Errors
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This category has been combined with others into Place Names
Data Problems > Place Names > Capital Errors PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:52 AM
Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) > Capital Errors
Data Problems > Place Names > States-Provinces PriceCollins 2/27/06 12:57 AM
Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) > State-Province Errors
Data Problems > Place Names > City & Town Errors PriceCollins 2/27/06 1:12 AM
Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) > City & Town Errors
Data Problems > Errors > Misaligned Swaths [moved] PriceCollins 2/27/06 1:14 AM
For increased simplicity, this category has been moved to "Blemishes > Swaths"
Data Problems > Border & Coastline Problems PriceCollins 2/27/06 1:24 AM
Data Problems > Border & Coastline Problems


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BORDERS
  • Ceuta & Melilla borders (3813)
  • Chilean-Argentine border Dispute (529241) and Villa O'Higgins
  • Estonia - Piiriissaare [Пиириссаара] (3694)
  • Indonesia - False 1st admin border (3788)
  • Mali-Mauritania broken border (644081)
  • Netherlands - Gronigen-Drenthe border (644120)
  • In the Spring of 2006, the border/boundary mechanisms were changed to a low resolution US-Canadian border, which is wrong by a mile is some places. We show such an area at the "triple point" of Quebec, New Hampshire, and Vermont. See Official Canada-USA Boundaries for an accurate downloadable border.



  • The previously missing Nunavut Canada boundaries are now supplied with Google Earth, but they differ in details from THIS POSTING which provides a downloadable file. The file contains a link to the legal definition from the Nunavut Planning Commission.

COASTLINES
  • Coastlines changed the way they are displayed north of 81° 33' 50" N and south of 81° 33' 50" S, shown in the attached file. These boundaries were moved towards the poles in Spring 2006. The coastlines are now displayed in the following peculiar ways:

    With a minimal window size (820 x 470)
    ---- towards the nearby pole at altitudes of 10-200 and above 800 kilometers
    ---- towards the equator at altitudes of 10-40 and above 200 kilometers

    With a large window size (for example, 1800 x 1440)
    ---- towards the nearby pole at altitudes of 30-300 and above 2000 kilometers
    ---- towards the equator at altitudes of 30-100 and above 600 kilometers

    Because coastlines are are narrow yellow lines, they are almost invisible in polar ice-covered regions.



  • 617779 US Kingman Reef coastline seems to be a GIF extracted from the CIA Factbook map, and it is 12 times too large. The most accurate map available online appears to be from US Fish & Wildlife. We provide a corrected coastline based on the CIA map, which may be used by anyone without attribution. 12 January 2006



    The original data error appears to come from the USGS Data.


Data Problems > Other Layers Problems PriceCollins 2/27/06 1:26 AM
Data Problems > Other Layers Problems


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The number of these problems has grown too large for listing in this posting. However, they are all in the downloadable file.
  • 3D Buildings
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • borders - Islands, 1st Level Admin Names
  • Dining
  • Lodging
  • Google Earth Community
  • Shopping - Grocery Stores, Banks & ATMs
  • Transportation - Airports, Railroads, Subways

  • Geographihc Features - Waters

  • Parks & Recereation - Parks, USA national parks, Sports venues, Golf,
  • Community Services - Schools, Places of Worship, Fire, Hospitals
  • US Government - Postal codes


MULTIPLE LAYERS
PaginasAmarillas.es provided the data for many layers in Spain for both Google Earth and Maps. The layers of concern are Dining, Community Services, Lodging, Shopping & Services, and Transportation. We show areas of placemarks which are displaced into the ocean, and the town in which they should be located.
  • Canary Islands
    ---- Fuerteventura, Puerto de la Peña (1.5 kilometers west) and Puerto del Rosario (3,000 kilometers north, and 245 kilometers northwest of Ireland, noted by Noel_B, 20 June 2007)



    ---- Gomera, San Sebastián (3 kilometers east)
    ---- Gran Canaria, Las Palmas (four areas 5 to 50 kilometers east)
    ---- Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz (360 kilometers east)



  • Miscellaneous Spanish locations can also be found about 500 kilometers south of the Côte d'Ivoire

  • Data Problems > Censorship PriceCollins 2/27/06 1:30 AM
    Data Problems > Censorship


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    A recurring theme of BBS discussion is possible censorship by Google. It has been suggested that this is not Google's responsibility, because the data is provided by other sources, and that users should take it up with such sources. We look to Google for the quality of the output, no matter how or where they obtain the data. As noted elsewhere, one does not receive bad food from a restaurant, and then permit the owner to tell you to contact the farmer if you are dissatisfied.

    This is a conservative listing, because censorship can be a serious assertion. The censorship must be clear and obvious when compared with adjacent imagery. Generally, they are in three categories: blurring, pixelization, and "whiteout."

    Obvious blurring or smudging: Canada and USA


    Pixelization: Netherlands, New York State, Washington DC



    [LIST][*]Canada
    ---- Ontario Hydro substation, censored by NY State GIS. Noted by C. Hays
    ---- Wager Bay area censored by blurring; NOT censored in Microsoft''s Virtual Earth, noted 28 July 2005, [color:"red"]Reasons unknown[/color]

    [*]France
    ---- Dijon airfield, noted by "Jumble," 3 June 2007
    ---- Metz airfield, noted 3 June 2007
    ---- Reims airfield, noted by "sw," 22 March 2007
    ---- Toulouse munitions plant, La Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs, 4 June 2007
    [*]Germany [color:"red"]Reasons unknown[/color]
    ---- Geilenkirken NATO HQ - the reason for this one is apparent. Caused by the new Netherlands imagery.
    ---- Heidelberg's "white-out" determined to be uncensored; Kleinglattbach, Monzelfeld and Oberthulba moved to "Missing Images."

    [*]Israel
    Jon Kyl (Republican of Arizona and co-chairman of the US-Israel Joint Parliamentary Committee on National Security) and Jeff Bingaman (Democrat of New Mexico) amended the 1996 Defense Appropriations Act:
    Quote:
    No department or agency of the Federal Government may license the collection or dissemination by any non-Federal entity of satellite imagery with respect to Israel, or to any other country or geographic area designated by the President for this purpose, unless such imagery is no more detailed or precise than satellite imagery of the country or geographic area concerned that is routinely available from commercial sources.

    In 1998, the US Commerce Department determined the routinely available resolution to be 2 meters. In June 2006, Google Earth improved most of Israel from the general 15 meter backgournd resolution.

    [*]Netherlands (introduced with the new high-resolution images in March-April 2006 and greatly expanded in September).
    ---- Royal & official residences - we contrast 6 censored with 8 NOT censored
    ---- Military 2, NATO 11, Air Force 13, Army 25, Navy 8, Miscellaneous 4
    ---- Unknown 11 [color:"red"]Help is needed to identify these.[/color]

    [*]Portugal: Lajes AFB, Azores

    [*]Russia:
    ---- Chukotskiy censored by blurring, noted 23 July 2005 and 18 February 2006. Instead of blurring, Microsoft's Virtual Earth copied a nearby image and placed it on the area, which we show. [color:"red"]Reasons unknown[/color]

    [*]Slovakia: Some military airports

    [*]Spain: Several mainland coastal radar sites

    [*]USA:
    ---- Washington, DC: The Naval Observatory and the US Vice President's house are uncensored since the January 2009 Inauguration. Microsoft's Virtual Earth has also removed their censorship from this location. However, Microsoft still blurs the 'Bird's eye" views of the Capitol buildings, the White House, and the Naval Observatory.
    ---- New York GIS censorship: Most of the high resolution imagery is supplied by the NY State GIS agency. The censorship appears to be selected by the counties, because they vary greatly in criteria. Westchester County continues to be the most highly censored, followed closely by Long Island. We have significantly expanded our analysis upstate and in Long Island after the September 2006 image upgrades. Many blurred Hudson Valley locations were noted 5 May 2006. Note the 7-by-7 mile size of the West Point Academy forest blurring in Orange County. Orange and Suffolk County have not blurred some locations - they simply "paint" them in white.
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain Errors dgamble 2/27/06 9:16 PM
    There apears to be significant problems with the terrain model in the South Island New Zealand. As an example: Sutherland falls
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/327642/page//vc/1
    is approx vertical in real life, however it appears almost horizontal when viewed at an angle in Google earth. Adjacent Lakes etc are at odd angles, and rivers are flowing along ridges.

    Mt Aspiring, a very impressive mountain has vanished, however the topography in the general area is correct.

    Mt Cook, also a most impressive mountain, looks like a rounded hill in GE, and adjacent rivers are flowing along the side of mountains, rather than in the valleys.

    I have checked the images against a series of maps, and they are very accurate - it is definitely a terrain problem. What is the underlying topo base?? SRTM??
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain Errors tekgergedan 2/27/06 9:42 PM
    It is so because the satellites measure the terrain with some time intervals. GE does not claim the terrain be accurate. It is only to give an idea. It was also one of the things I had enjoyed in the GE and, as you implied, it is in general correct. Nothing more is claimed upto today and I dont think there will be any better improvement, unfortunately, since the primary aim is the completion of the hi-res together with some layer info such as roads, etc.
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    Re: Terrain Errors in New Zealand PriceCollins 2/28/06 1:21 PM
    Can you provide placemark pointers to the problem areas?
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Crash620 3/7/06 3:19 PM
    New to GE, but I must say I am very disappointed with the clear censorship of images on Long Island, NY. There is a patchwork of severely reduced resolution images in numerous downtown areas, trainstations, powerplants, etc, and of course, the reduced quality of the area is far larger than the area of the "protected" site.Certainly some may consider some of these areas vulnerable entities, yet these image areas are readily available on terraserver. So, not only did I subscribe to GE, but I was forced to subscribe to terraserver to fill in all the images I cant get with GE.

    Just do a search for Brentwood, NY and set an eye level of about 35 miles to see just a sampling of the numerous censored areas in green.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship ecksemmess 3/9/06 12:38 PM
    I'm from LI and I unfortunately am all too familiar with this.

    There's a bright side though. First of all, don't blame Google. It wasn't their choice to withhold those patches of imagery. In fact, in the previous database (still accessible for some subscribers as the "legacy database"), you can clearly see that all the "protected" patches are filled in with what looks like DigitalGlobe imagery. So all of LI is high-res.

    When they switched over to the current database, for some reason, all of those fill-ins were lost. HOWEVER, if you check out central Suffolk, you can see that in one concentrated area (to the west/south of Riverhead) most of the gaps have been filled in. I noticed the size of this restored area grow gradually during the last several updates. I think it's safe to say they are on a mission to restore all of LI.

    Why are there gaps in the base NYGIS imagery in the first place? I'm not sure, but you'd have to take that up with NYGIS, not Google.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Crash620 3/9/06 6:46 PM
    I figured NYGIS was behind the reduced resolution for security reasons. Many of the reduced resolution areas contain small gas storage facilites, tank farms, train stations, State and County buildings, etc., yet I find it silly to restrict access when these images readily available elsewhere, especially the downtown areas that are restricted. Being that most of these "restricted" areas are readily accessible to the general public anyway. Hopefully the trend to replace the missing data will continue, and all the high res images will be restored. I'll cross my fingers.
    Regards,
    Crash
    Re: Data Problems > Place Names > Geographic Featu Discobolos 3/22/06 3:31 AM
    A brief tour of the French Alps revealed also several errors and omissions. The choice of named places is also arbitrary. Oddly, there seems to be more than one set of names because one mountain alternates between its correct name, Trainon, and the wrong name, Trenom. It depends when I look. Mont Blanc also alternates with its Italian name.

    I suspect listing all the errors here for the world will cause a massive list. Google Earth is a truly wonderful product but I suspect it needs to rethink what places it names and improve the quality.
    Re: Data Problems > Place Names > Geographic Featu tekgergedan 3/22/06 3:35 AM
    Hi
    GE is new and the names may well be wrong. Members report the errors. However, I learned that Google is performing a work to acquire the local names thru local collaborative companies (just as they do for the roads layer).
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    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments simon_a 4/23/06 3:58 AM
    Hello,

    Clearly, you've looked into this in more detail than me!

    I can imagine that image data might be misaligned when it's new but it it a bit odd that it comes in OK and then moves!

    (I noticed that some of the errors in Luxembourg seem to be OK now.)

    Cheers,

    Simon.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship PriceCollins 4/23/06 8:35 AM
    An analysis of Long Island has been added to the Censorship listing on THIS POSTING
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship nebu99 4/29/06 1:21 PM
    There is another place censored in Holland:
    The queen's palace 'huis ten bosch' near the hague.
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    ----------------------- My location WAS: 55,80647 latitude 37,72530 longtitude
    Re: 62 Placemarks of Blurred Out New York GIS psylant 5/5/06 9:45 PM
    I've compilied a folder of almost all of the deliberately censored areas in the New York GIS imagery. Censorship by omission, such as areas of Long Island and upstate New York have not been included. This is only areas that have been intentionally degraded. 62 Placemarks, the largest area being the US Military Academy at West Point, measuring about 6 miles by 4 miles. Included are petroleum terminals, various corporate campuses, electrical substations, power plants, water treatment plants, prisons, dams, malls, bridges, highway interchanges , an amusment park, and various unidentifiable sites.

    Enjoy!
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship psylant 5/13/06 9:44 PM
    Quote:

    Newark, CA: Willow Street. Microsoft's Virtual Earth also blurs this location.




    I'm afraid I don't agree with the inclusion of Willow St. in Newark, CA. That gray rectangle doesn't appear to be covering anything, it looks more like a patch of bare dirt or a concrete slab. From this image at TerraServer-USA, it appears to be a chemical or petroleum facility, and the site has been demolished after the photo on TerraServer-USA was captured. The development of the community a block to the northwest provides a chronology.

    What evidence of censorship led to the inclusion of this location?

    Cheers.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship nebu99 5/14/06 2:29 PM
    About the unknown blurred location in the hague:

    I am stunned why this area is blurred and don't know what is so interesting in this area. I know that the following is located in the blurred area:

    * The queen Sophia park
    * Two schools (ground schools)
    * A technical-centre of Royal dutch telecom (KPN)
    * A care-house for seniors (kind of hospital for the elderly)
    * Residential appartments.

    If you want to see pictures of the queen Sophiapark, please look here:
    http://www.bezuidenhout.nl/html/sophiepark.html

    Why is this area blocked? I dont know! The queen doesn't live there, and neither does the prime minister or the crown-prince. But i can make a good guess who lives there. Do you know Hirshi Ali? She is a famous Dutch politician, who is often threatened (seriously) by extreme islamists and lives in a highly secured appartment complex somewhere in the hague after her good friend, Theo van Gogh, was murdered last year in Amsterdam. If you don't know her, you can look her up on wikipedia. Anyway, i guess this is the area where she lives, or must be living at the moment.

    By the way, i found another blurred object in the hague! It's the headquarters of the Air Force in the hague. Location: Lon. 4.337 Lat 52.066.

    And i found another item blurred, it is the 'Queen Juliana Barracks' in the Hague. Location: Lon. 52.098 lat. 4.337.

    Another thing: the blurred item in Assen is an area with ordinary military barracks (i dont know why it's blurred).

    Finally, the strange thing is that the headquarters of the secret service (AIVD) in Leischendam is actually not blurred...
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship nebu99 5/14/06 2:56 PM
    More pictures of the unidentified blurred area.
    If you want to orientate compared to google earth, look at the houses with red roofs and the KPN-tower.

    Photo 1:
    http://www.bezuidenhout.nl/html/vanaf_prinsenhof__anita_regout_0.html
    On the front you see an elderly-care centre complex, and a school behind it.

    Photo 2:
    http://www.bezuidenhout.nl/html/ptt-toren-overzicht_0.html
    This is the crossing on the edge of the Queen Sophia park. These houses are residential.

    Photot 3:
    http://www.bezuidenhout.nl/html/ptt-toren-overzicht_12.html
    The queen sophia park

    Photo 4:
    http://www.bezuidenhout.nl/html/centrecourt_7.html
    Overview picture. Look at the tower, and find it on google earth for orientation. As you can see, there's nothing special in this area.
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes PriceCollins 5/20/06 1:55 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes

    "Blemishes" here are defined as image problems which require new imagery. (Image problems which can or must be solved by manual intervention are grouped under Image Errors.)

    SERIOUS
  • Clouds & Shadows
  • Shaky & Blurred
  • Ice & Snow
  • Smoke & Emissions

    MODERATE
  • Contrails
  • Discolorations
  • Pock Marks
  • Swaths

    MINOR
  • Blue Bubbles
  • Hairlines
  • Newton's Rings
  • Reflections
  • Squiggles
  • Underwater Buildings
  • Watermarks

    Get a network link HERE to selectively download the latest versions of every Data Problems category.
  • Data Problems > Blemishes > Blue Bubbles PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:09 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Blue Bubbles

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    Blue Bubbles: These are approximately 20 meters in diameter. The updated September 2006 high-resolution images fixed 7 of the 8 Florida bubbles and 3 of the 9 in California. On 18 September 2006, "Hill" provided an explanation for them in THIS POSTING.


    Other Blue Circles:
    Data Problems > Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:11 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows


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    These hide the surface of the Earth over large regions. Clouds and their shadows, and the shadows cast by large buildings in downtown areas are the most serious problems.

    We show a small collection of examples.

    Data Problems > Blemishes > Contrails PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:14 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Contrails


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    Contrails are interesting for the plane spotters in the Transportation forum. However, they obscure the ground visibility, so they can be viewed also as image blemishes. See the typical Belgian contrail below.

    They are usually accompanied by a parallel bluish "ghost" image of the plane and contrail. "AZTraveller" provides a good succinct explanation HERE and a much lengthier, scholarly one HERE.
  • Belarus 1
  • Belgium 4
  • Canada 26
  • China 1
  • Croatia 2
  • France 5
  • Georgia 1
  • Iceland 1
  • Ireland 2
  • Italy 3
  • Japan 2
  • Malaysia 1
  • Russia 6
  • Slovakia 1
  • Spain 2
  • Sweden 1
  • UK 7
  • USA 26

    Current Total = 91



    Notes:
    ---- Some of these contrails are noted in All Aircraft in Flight
  • Data Problems > Blemishes > Hairlines PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:16 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Hairlines


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    • The great "Polar Umbrella". 26 April 2006

    • Satellite margin hairlines
      Hairlines visible at about 500 meters altitude located about 1/2 kilometer from the edge of the satellite path, on the "right-hand side" of the direction of satellite travel.
      ---- Argentina, Cordoba
      ---- Brazil, Alvorada do Gurguéia
      ---- Canada, Juniper Station
      ---- Indonesia, Pulau Lagong
      ---- Iraq, Samarra
      ---- Kazakhstan , Caspian Sea
      ---- Korea, Incheon
      ---- Kuwait, Kuwait City and Funnayhill
      ---- Lebanon, Zahle
      ---- Malaysia, Merchang
      ---- Mexico, Isla Guanaja
      ---- Nicaragua, Lake Nicaragua
      ---- Russia, Lake Baikal
      ---- Saudi Arabia, Saffaniyah
      ---- Slovakia, Bratislava
      ---- South Africa, Henley-on-klip
      ---- South Korea, Chaju (Jeju) Island
      ---- Spain, Burriana
      ---- Thailand, Sungai Petani
      ---- UAE, Zhilinka
      ---- USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
      ---- Caracas, Venezuela
      ---- Western Sahara, Cabo Blanco
    • Australia
      ---- Sydney Opera House
    • Brazil
      ---- Santo Antônio do Arrozal 14 May 2007
    • China
      ---- Xinjiang hairlines & zig-zags 5 August 2006
    • Denmark
      ---- various locations
    • Egypt
      ---- Luxor
    • Germany:
      ----Bergsdorf, Braunschweig, Lengerich, Mühlenort, Neuenkirken, Schweinfurt, Seebeck, Spelle
    • Greece
      ---- Rhodes, could be filed under discoloration, 11 February 2007
    • Netherlands
      ---- Several locations throughout the southern half of the country. Interestingly, the hairlines on these images appear to have been acquired after censorship was applied (see Eindhoven AFB).
    • UK:
      ---- Isle of Grain, Thirsk
    • USA:
      ---- Austin, Texas
      ---- Connell, Washington, 7 April 2006
      ---- Honolulu, Hawaii, exhibits the normal thin white hairlines, and a unique path of thick "smushy" yellow lines18 January 2007
      ---- Huntsville, Alabama
      ---- Los Angeles, offshore
      ---- Mobile, Alabama
      ---- Oceanside, California thick white line 5 November 2006
      ---- Shreveport, Louisiana
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Ice & Snow PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:19 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Ice & Snow
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    These are typically in the Digital Globe medium resolution dark brown images. It is a judgement call whether they are of more use than the general 15-meter TerraMetrics background images. We show a few examples in the attachment file.

    This image contrasts the upper wintry area with the lower spring area.

    Data Problems > Blemishes > Pock Marks PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:23 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Pock Marks


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    You have to zoom in to see the speckles, typically to an altitude less than one kilometer.



  • UK:
    ---- Bramley, Farnham, Guildford, Liverpool (redrawn to cohere with the recent misalignment correction) Fixed 2 June 2007
    ---- 617418 Staines and Westthill.

  • USA:
    ---- All pockmarks and hairlines in Indiana have been FIXED with new imagery in December 2006.
    ---- 617422 Memphis, Tennessee has a grid of pockmarks every 1.5 kilometers, which is unusual in high-resolution Sanborn imagery.
  • Data Problems > Blemishes > Reflections PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:24 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Reflections


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    There are several types of these image blemishes:
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    Bright flashes: Examples in France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the USA.

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    Dutch diamonds: beautiful 10-pointed stars in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands

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    Flares (only in DigitalGlobe high-resolution images)
    • Unidirectional Flares - the most common
      ---- South-pointing flares: Large global collection in world cities. These are the most common, because most high-resolution images are north-south orientated. AZTraveller provides a very detailed explanation HERE

      ---- Non-south-pointing: Large global collection of such flares. They follow the direction of satellite travel. This effect was first noted by saukko HERE They almost all point in a variety of southerly directions. The only known exceptions were those in Formia, Italy, which have now been replaced by new imagery.


    • Bidirectional Flares - rare
      ---- West and south bidirectional flares with examples in Canada Iceland, Iran, Japan, Morocco, and the USA. As with unidirectional flares, the usual satellite direction is south-pointing, so is the primary direction in bidirectional flares.

      ---- Other than west and south bidirectional flares: China and Gibralter - very rare.

      ---- Somewhat northerly-pointing bidirectional flare: Caracas, Venezuela is the only known instance

      ---- East and west bidirectional flares: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA are the only known instances


    • Multidirectional flares
      ---- "Flare Island" The majority of the very numerous flares on Indonesia's Pulau Lagong (Lagong Island) are typical south-pointing. There is also a large number of bidirectional flares. However, a few unique groups of flares are west-pointing, and the eastern sides of those groups have been clipped in a vertical line.

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    Oceanic low-resolution bright bars are apparent reflections in oceanic coastal areas in the TerraMetrics global background images. We show examples in Algeria, Canada, Libya, and Russia.
    Data Problems > Blemishes > Shaky & Blurred PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:27 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Shaky & Blurred


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  • Australia Greenmantle, NSW double exposure 6 March 2007

  • China Chung-tse double image, 26 June 2007

  • Japan Okinoshima, Oki Islands, striations. NOT blurred in Microsoft's Live Search, noted 6 July 2005

  • Norway
    ---- Mandal, double exposure, NOT blurred in Microsoft's Live Search, noted by "tekgergedan"
    ---- Sedalsvatnet, double exposure, ALSO blurred in Microsoft's Live Search, noted 4 June 2005

  • Portugal Savage Island double image

  • South Africa, 5541 Northwest, striations

  • USA
    ---- Bear Island, Florida, excessive striations and patterns of many small icons. Found by "Hale"
    ---- Lewisville, Texas, excessive striations: many offset image strips. Found by "Hale" 10 January 2007

  • Data Problems > Blemishes > Smoke & Emissions PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:29 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Smoke & Emissions


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    This worldwide collection builds on matzeus' Russian Collection


    Data Problems > Blemishes > Squiggles PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:31 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Squiggles


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    These are almost everywhere in the new high resolution imagery. We show a selection from France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA. "Hill" points out in THIS POSTING that these only appear in aerial photos, not satellite images. (The UK collection has been reduced since the September 2006 London updates and the March 2007 Manchester updates.)



    • The largest and most complicated one is in the UK collection 21 May 2006


    • The Moselle river has unusual black squiggles 11 October 2006


    Data Problems > Blemishes > Swaths PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:35 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Swaths


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    Current count: 78 regular + 21 patterned = 99

    Swaths are image blemishes, not data errors. Only new images can remove them.
    • They are only on TerraMetrics 15-meter background images which are not known to be updated. They can be covered with higher resolution images.
    • Straight lines pointing West by Northwest at angles of between 7° 50' and 9°
    • Very straight edges, unlike aircraft contrails with irregular cloud edges
    • Widths of about 1/2 kilometer. Lengths of 100+ kilometers.
    • In bands of latitude at intervals of about 1° 30'
    • There is no convincing explanation for these image faults.
    • These appear identically in Microsoft's Windows Virtual Earth maps.
    • Most are are bands of single colors
    • 10% are in various complex patterns
    Each is traced to permit detection of global patterns.
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    • Antarctica: 10
    • Algeria: 1
    • Argentina: 1
    • Bolivia-Brazil border: 1
    • Brazil: 4
    • Canada: 2 patterned and 6 others
    • Chad: 4
    • Chile: 2
    • China: 3
    • Côte d'Ivoire-Ghana border 1 patterned
    • Greenland: 7
    • India: 1
    • Kazakhistan: 2
    • Kyrgystan: 2 patterned and 3 others
    • Mongolia: 2
    • Nigeria: 2
    • Pakistan: 5
    • Peru: 5
    • Russia: 16 patterned and 11 others
    • Saudi Arabia: 1
    • Sudan: 6
    • USA: 1

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    Misaligned Swaths

    These differ from the above swaths because there are no unusual colorations or patterns. Rather, they are strips of shifted imagery about half a kilometer wide which stretch up to 170 kilometers. Their misalignments vary up to 200 meters. The discovery came about while studying Brazil's Rio Curu�a river slippage (24 March 2006) for illustration.

    The shifted swaths only occur in the TerraMetrics low-resolution background imagery. We have found 4 in Peru and 2 in Brazil, and the shifts are ALSO found in Microsoft's Virtual Earth AND in Yahoo Maps.

    The effects are most visible where the swaths cross a river: Rio Curu�a in Brazil, Rio Javan on the border, and Rio Amazonas in Peru We illustrate where some of the swaths cross the Amazon River in Peru.

    Data Problems > Blemishes > Watermarks PriceCollins 5/20/06 2:38 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Watermarks


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    • These are generally everywhere in the new high resolution images.
    • They exhibit regular patterns of placement, though not on exact repeatable locations.
    • Some have tiny (possibly intentional) variations.
    • A possible explanation is "dirt in the lens." However, some have a complex cloud-like shape, or appear as very precise circular arcs.
    • Some could be inserted purposely for copyright protection or image alignment.
    We show collections for
    • France
      ---- Charenton-le-Pont
      ---- La Ferté-Alais
    • Germany: they are everywhere. We selected
      ---- Augsburg
      ---- Berlin
      ---- Braunschweig, 26 March 2005
      ---- Cologne, various postings by "lowball" on Google Earth Hacks
      ---- Feldkirchen
      ---- Hannover
      ---- Mannheim (beautiful shiny ovals), 28 November 2006

      ---- Rheine, 8 April 2006
      ---- Würzburg NEW
    • Netherlands: none found in the new high resolution imagery
    • UK: everywhere; we selected
      ---- Huntingdon
      ---- London (reduced since September 2006 updates)
      ---- Manchester
      ---- March (unusual identical areas of brightness and discoloration)
      ---- Southampton, 30 April 2006 and 28 January 2006
    • USA
      ---- Bethel, Ohio, 25 July 2006
      ---- Huntsville, Alabama, 17 May 2005
      ---- Maine crosshairs: Probably the most regular crosshairs to be seen, every sixteenth of a degree. Discovered by TerryInGP

    Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images PriceCollins 5/20/06 4:47 AM
    Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images


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    These are images which are incorrect. They should be updated from the source. "Gray rectangles" represent bad data transmission and are discussed in THIS POSTING
    • Algeria Tamanrasset, Algeria spurious image
    • Australia
      ---- 1054569 Sydney spurious images
    • Canada
      ---- 1025432 (was 26674) Lac le Hache, BC Canada
      ---- 530517 Prince Patrick Island spurious image
    • Chad: Bol, these images were delivered already blurred by Digital Globe and should just be removed, letting the TerraMetrics images suffice. See one of the three HERE.
    • Chile: Easter Island, zoom down to 1 kilometer to see pockmarks

    • Denmark
      ---- 530517 Greenland
    • France:
      ---- 878833 (was 9823) Acigné spurious image
      ---- Le Mans, two "windows into space holes"
    • Germany
      ---- Berterath
      ---- 27644 Dingden non-existent water
      ---- 927410 Garding
      ---- 530517 Halverde (3 sets)
      ---- 9161 Nordrhein-Westfalen open pit mines
    • India: Mount Everest has a faulty distorted (stretched) image
    • Italy: 1018243 San Bartolomeo spurious images
    • Jamaica: 3497 Mandeville spurious image, may be related to a possible underlying image misalignment
    • Libya 530517 Bir Yusufiyah
    • Marshall Islands Enewetak
    • Netherlands
      ---- Loon
      ---- 617377 Margraten image vortex

      ---- Veere
    • Norway Svalbard minor water balls
    • Papua New Guinea: Koiare, Bougainville gray rectangle; NOT obscured in Microsoft Maps, NOR in the original DigitalGlobe image
    • UK
      ---- Alderney
      ---- 24912 Manchester, UK house removed
      ---- Mullion Cove, Cornwall triangler blemishes
      ---- Scammonden
      ---- 812171 Swinton
      ---- 27661 Tufton Warren
      ---- Woodmansterne
      ---- Yetholm Mains
    • USA
      ---- Arizona, Gilbert misaligned fans
      ---- Arizona, Phoenix airport
      ---- California, North Palisade image vortex

      ---- District of Columbia, Washington ghost images
      ---- Florida, Santa Rosa, image vortex

      ---- 617783 South Carolina waters are badly stitched in high-resolution lakes and oceanic waters. We have analyzed two lakes, and they are easier to see without zooming in Google Maps: 617789 Lake Marion and 617785 Lake Moultrie
    Data Problems > Image Errors > Needless Images PriceCollins 5/20/06 4:49 AM
    Data Problems > Image Errors > Needless Images


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    The attached file outlines many oceanic medium resolution DigitalGlobe images which are no longer needed. They lie completely in the water and create only visual confusion. They are another source of questions among the conspiracy theorists. (What are "they" hiding?)

    Data Problems > Image Errors > Underwater Images PriceCollins 5/20/06 4:52 AM
    Moved to Image Blemishes in THIS POSTING
    Data Problems > Errors > Orthorectification PriceCollins 5/20/06 5:00 AM
    Data Problems > Image Errors > Orthorectification

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 1.2 megabytes.
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    Briefly, this is the process of adjusting images so that they fit together and fit to the curved earth. Adjacent pictures may have been taken from different vantage points. Each picture will have different perspectives in different areas of the picture, unless taken from a VERY great distance. CLICK HERE for more information. Bridges require extra attention.
    • Germany:
      ---- Bottrop deformed rail tracks

      Iran
      ---- Teheran's Mehrabad Airport has visible waves

    • Turkey: Istanbul Bridges
      ---- Bosphorus - Bosaziçi - these have poor orthorectification
      ---- First Bosphorus Bridge (Bosaziçi Köprüsü).
      ---- Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü).
      ---- Golden Horn (Haliç)
      ---- Galata Bridge (Köprüsü)
      ---- Atatürk Bridge (Köprüsü)
      ---- Old Galata Bridge - The photo is correct because the bridge was cut into pieces and was being moved here
      ---- Golden Horn Bridge (Haliç Köprüsü)

    • USA
      ---- Chicago shows buidings split and crashing together
      ---- Houston is an excellent example of a bridge which needs considerable orthprectification
      ---- Hawaii and Washington, DC, deformations of 7.22 square meter rectangles, "squeezing" each from the northeast and southwest corners, throughout the USGS imagery

    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Hairlines Anthony_Argyriou 5/20/06 10:13 PM
    Is this a "hair line"? Or some other sort of image blemish?
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Hairlines PriceCollins 5/21/06 2:04 AM
    See the posting SQUIGGLES, where you'll see a collection of them.

    They are truly everywhere in the new high resolution imagery.
    Data Problems > download utility posting PriceCollins 6/2/06 7:20 AM
    This posting is NOT intended for direct download. Please use the network link in THIS POSTING.
    Data Problems > Blemishes > Underwater Images PriceCollins 6/14/06 9:46 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Underwater Images

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 1.1 megabytes.
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    These false images appear in bodies of water or in the shadows cast by mountains or dense clouds, usually in the dark, sepia-colored DigitalGlobe images.

    Examples:
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments SwingKid 6/14/06 6:28 PM
    Gibraltar imagery is misaligned from the elevation data (visible by looking at an oblique view).

    Hope this helps,

    -SK
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments PriceCollins 6/15/06 9:09 AM
    Gibralter has been noted. See THIS POSTING
    Re: Data Problems Compendium emuesch 6/15/06 11:14 AM
    Phi Phi Don appears to be gone... (I love how that rhymes... I have no life)

    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=453922


    Sorry, I already posted this elsewhere before I saw this thread.

    Select "Borders" and zoom-out a little and you'll see where it's supposed to be.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium PriceCollins 6/16/06 9:50 PM
    emuesch,

    Phi Phi Don is gone, but not forgotten. If you download the "Borders & Coastlines" for southeast Asia in THIS POSTING you'll see that the outlines of lots of newly missing islands are still visible, just no images.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments cecm 7/2/06 9:44 AM
    The recent high-res patches of the city of Salvador, Brazil, are also misaligned by 90m. Just to let you know and add to the list.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images Jimmy_Lemon 7/16/06 7:56 AM
    Just looking through the "Missing Images v 7" file, and in paticular the "Canada Missing Image 1" placemark - and did you notice that the Live Local version is a cut and paste jobby? The rectangle missing on GE is missing there too, but they have cut out and duplicated an equal size rectangle from pretty much directly below (IE south). Now thats odd!
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    Re: Data Problems > Censorship > China: new area? KenGrok 7/16/06 8:31 AM
    I've searched as much as possible before deciding to report this one. But, with my luck, it is already known. If so, sorry about that.

    Notice that at the bottom of the greyed-out area, near the southeast corner, some sort of structure is visible. A mobile launcher?
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    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments version 9 ekevitz 7/17/06 11:15 AM
    I hope they fix the Costa Rica map soon because I used it often in real estate speculation and it has really gotten messed up after the recent update.
    Add another blurred-out area for China? KenGrok 7/20/06 10:28 AM
    PriceCollins, please let me know whether this is one of the two places you have listed for China. As far as I can tell it isn't

    This one is a blurred-out area; no grey. Despite the lack of detail it is very data intensive; it takes a long time to download.

    There is a lot of military activity to the west, and the Chinese space launchpad is to the north.
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    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments version 9 Megalous 7/27/06 5:47 AM
    I do not know if this is coververed by the bielefeld-paderborn case, but in herford the high- and lowres versions are blended together. It impossible to see the southern part of the city.



    Re: Data Problems > Place Names > City & Town Errors Wini_ec 7/31/06 10:31 AM
    Hi, The real position of Tumbaco is aprox. 0° 12.40´ S 78° 24.23´ W , Pifo is aprox. 16 Km at NE of the actual position. Ecuador, Pichincha
    Re: Data Problems > Place Names > City & Town Errors Wini_ec 7/31/06 10:54 AM
    In my first e_mail there are a mistake the coord. of Tumbaco is aprox. 0° 12`40`` S 78° 24`23`` ; Pifo 0° 13`37`` S 78° 20`19`` W
    I`m sorry
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows Wini_ec 7/31/06 11:02 AM
    Is really Ecuador The most cloudy Country of the World?
    I dont beleive it, but look the images.

    I´m sorry for my Spanglish
    Re: Add another blurred-out area for China? PriceCollins 8/1/06 8:13 AM
    Ken Grok,

    Congratulations - it's a new discovery in China on the western edge of the Badain Jaran Desert.

    More details are in THIS POSTING
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments ObiJuanKenoby 8/9/06 6:57 AM
    Well, here's the thing I know the missalignments have been noted a long tiem ago, but does anyone from Google check this posts? I even sent an email to google earth support about a year ago, and what I got was an automated reply.

    It's a shame they haven't really taken a look at it.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments PriceCollins 8/9/06 11:53 AM
    Quote:

    Well, here's the thing I know the missalignments have been noted a long tiem ago, but does anyone from Google check this posts? I even sent an email to google earth support about a year ago, and what I got was an automated reply. It's a shame they haven't really taken a look at it.



    ObiJuanKenoby,

    This compendium was set up to provide a central place to record the errors which are found. The original postings and the date they were first noted are contained in each file. Readers will draw their own conclusions about the extent to which Google responds.

    See my extended remarks in the INTRODUCTION
    Re: New Censored Area - Amsterdam Munden 8/14/06 7:29 PM
    sasroodkapje found this one.

    The strange thing, as noted, is that the HMS Argyll (British Type 23 frigate) is visible at the dock. The company has given Google Earth the same tile with only the censored area updated. An email was sent to the imagery company to find out why, because sasroodkapje says there's nothing there to be worried about that would requre censoring.

    Let me know when it's added and I'll yank the placemark to avoid duplicates.
    Re: New Censored Area - Amsterdam Chief_Sparky 8/14/06 8:50 PM
    Quote:

    Let me know when it's added and I'll yank the placemark to avoid duplicates.





    No worries there, Munden - no duplicates created here in the Data Discussions forum.
    Re: New Censored Area - Amsterdam Munden 8/14/06 9:47 PM
    Ah! It's like the Games forum then? Ok. Good to know.
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Blue Bubbles versi BuckyEdgett 8/22/06 7:15 AM
    The US "bubbles" look like water/grease/oil droplets in camera. Is there any way to determine their placements in their picture frames?
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Blue Bubbles versi PriceCollins 8/23/06 4:37 PM
    BuckyEdgett,
    Quote:

    The US "bubbles" look like water/grease/oil droplets in camera. Is there any way to determine their placements in their picture frames?



    You can
  • Open Layers
  • Look at the bottom group called "DG Coverage"
  • Attempt to determine which is the latest image covering the area in question.

    I've labeled them as "blemishes" because I believe they are in the category where only a newer image can correct the problem.
  • Re: Data Problems > Place Names > City & Town Erro toponym2006 8/24/06 4:09 PM
    I don't see these problems. Have they been fixed?
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v terry_in_red_deer 8/27/06 6:24 PM
    Here's another image mismatch.
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain Errors jsahouri 8/29/06 3:51 AM
    There has been a shift in the terrain reading for the elevation in at least in the Middle East area . The shift is approximatly 120m north and it happened about a month ago where ther readings reflected the exact topography with some errors in the elevation data which is normal.
    The shift happened in the positioning (i.e. you can find the reading of the elevation of a top of a hill away by 120m North).

    It seem that some adjustments happened in August led this shift ??!!
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 24 JustinZ 9/3/06 2:41 PM
    I've found a mysterious instance of censorship (?) in Lexington, KY. There are two houses that are blurred out. Everything around these two houses is available in high-resolution, and the two houses are visible in Live Local. Does anybody know why this might be censored?
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 24 PriceCollins 9/3/06 7:05 PM
    Each of your observations is correct about the two houses in suburban Lexington, Kentucky.

    The source of the high-resolution images is not stated with a copyright. Thus, state security influence is unclear, unlike New York State.

    So, I am looking for further information before calling it censorship or a missing image (the underlying area is rectangular).
    Re: Data Problems > Place Names > Geographic Featu luchoRubiano 9/4/06 7:31 PM
    GE SHOULD PLACE THE NAMES EXACTLY AS THE COMMUNITY WRITES THEM WHEN SHE COLLABORATES, IN SPANISH IS IMPORTANT THE SPELLING OF PROPER NAMES, WHEN I WRITE A POST THE NAMES APPEAR WITH STRANGE CHARACTERS WHEN THEY ARE PUBLISHED.
    IS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE ENGLISH FOR ALL THE COUNTRIES? THEN I WILL PUT TO CORRECT ALL MY POST
    Re: Data Problems > Place Names > Geographic Featu PriceCollins 9/4/06 8:10 PM
    This BBS lost its ability to correctly display UTF-8 characters sometime last week. I understand it will be fixed.

    Your placemarks should still correctly display in the Google Earth application. Please confirm that is true.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium emuesch 9/5/06 9:27 AM
    I do see a border with just the 'stock' borders for GE but that only shows for a certain range of distances. Close-up; the border doesn't show.

    I'll take a closer look at what you linked.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Den Helder ... ALL Munden 9/8/06 10:52 PM
    I think this is brand new imagery in the Netherlands. I've been eagerly awaiting seeing the ships, but much like the spot in Amsterdam, it's entirely mosaic-censored. Every last bit of it.

    EDIT: Actually, EVERY military installation in the Netherlands is censored. It's an awesome update outside of that though!
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Den Helder ... ALL PriceCollins 9/9/06 1:51 AM
    Munden,

    Censorship in the Netherlands is a growth industry. Your military installations have been added, along with many new air force bases, and another location in The Hague in THIS POSTING
    Additional blurred sites in Holland nebu99 9/11/06 10:55 AM
    There are hundreds of locations blurred in the Netherlands. You listed only a couple here.

    I found several more sites and post them here for you to add to the list.

    Nebu99.
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    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 29 loather 9/11/06 5:19 PM
    Here an update of censored places in the netherland. They're mainly military places.
    Re: Additional blurred sites in Holland nebu99 9/12/06 4:48 AM
    Update : Even more blurred sites in this one !
    Re: Additional blurred sites in Holland PriceCollins 9/12/06 9:54 PM
    nebu99 and loather,

    Thanks to you both, we are currently at nearly 80 Dutch locations. I have credited you in the posted files - first one in gets the credit in most cases.
    Another censored area in China - New? KenGrok 9/14/06 7:42 AM
    Here's a blurred out area with a wide stripe of grey. Somebody has already put a placemark here indicating it's a satellite launch site (Xichang). But we don't appear to have this noted in our listed of censored areas. Price, what do you think?
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    Re: Another censored area in China - New? PriceCollins 9/14/06 10:24 AM
    Ken, Thanks for the heads up on the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

    I had previously added it from Kassper's posting of 20 June 2006, but I couldn't find any name other than the nearby city of Mianning. I'm changing the name in the next Censorship upload, but the recent Netherlands and upstate New York image updates are keeping me busy, so it'll be a couple of days.

    I would have caught it before, but the original posting in the Earth Browsing forum only shows up at very low altitudes.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Needless Images Spathiinc 9/14/06 2:03 PM
    Hi Price,

    It looks like a lot of these have been fixed recently.
    Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, and so on...

    There were a couple that were still there, but for the most part the ones that were still there had interesting features to look at (land, ships, icebergs).

    ~Matt
    Re: Data Problems Compendium dom88 9/14/06 2:11 PM
    add to your link:

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile18948/Blue-quirks-in-China.htm

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile20423/Chinese-Desert---lines.htm

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile20102/Quirk-mark-in-China.....htm

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile19636/Quirk-mark-in-China.....htm

    Thank's

    Dom88
    NANTES
    FRANCE
    Re: Data Problems Compendium Spathiinc 9/14/06 2:22 PM
    How is the ones with lines in the desert a 'data problem'?

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile20423/Chinese-Desert---lines.htm

    That is not an error in the data, that image is showing what is actually on the ground (or at least, what was on the ground when the image was taken).

    ~Matt
    Re: Data Problems Compendium dom88 9/14/06 11:02 PM
    Ok.

    But in the directory Spurious Images in the file they are Houkeng strange markings in china...

    Bye
    Re: Data Problems Compendium Spathiinc 9/15/06 10:06 AM
    Philippe,

    You're right about Price thinking the 'Houkeng strange markings' are a data error/spurious imagery, but this is not an imagery error either. If you look at other DigitalGlobe scenes of that area, you can see progress in the construction of whatever is being done there. You can order these images from DigitalGlobe if you want to see for yourself.

    ~Matt
    Re: Data Problems Compendium PriceCollins 9/17/06 3:05 AM
    dom88,

    You asked that the following be added to spurious images:

    A is now added to Spurious Images. Interestingly, the blue and red were apparently not in the original DigitalGlobe images.

    B is not spurious - just curious

    C is in the censorship listing, and its discovery predates yours in THIS POSTING

    D is likewise censorship whose discovery predates yours in THIS POSTING

    In answer to your later posting, I had participated in the long thread dealing with the "Houkeng strange markings" where we concluded they are actually markings on the ground. I had neglected to remove it from Spurious Images. Spathiinc is corrrect, and it has now been removed.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v11 Samcdc 9/17/06 9:47 PM
    Look another data problem found in Cabo Frio-RJ Brazil.
    Data Problems > Blemishes > Discolorations PriceCollins 9/22/06 2:00 AM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Discolorations

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 1.1 megabytes.
    ____________________

    All of these blemishes are in the DigitalGlobe high-resolution imagery.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 35 Rick_Spanbauer 9/24/06 8:47 PM
    I am a bit curious about the statement:
    ---------------------
    ---- New York GIS censorship:
    The high resolution imagery is supplied by the NY State GIS agency. The censorship appears to be selected by the counties, because they vary greatly in criteria. Westchester County continues to be the most highly censored, followed closely by Long Island. We have significantly expanded our analysis upstate and in Long Island after the September 2006 image upgrades. Most of the blurred Hudson Valley locations were located by psylant. Note the 7-by-7 mile size of the West Point Academy forest blurring in Orange County. Orange County has not blurred some locations - they simply "paint" them in white.
    --------------------------

    The context this comes up in is what seems to be inconsistent
    policy on "blurring" what someone dubbed sensitive areas. For example,
    in the Long Island area, the major airports serving the NYC area
    (KJFK, KLGA, KEWR) don't seem to be blurred, but incredibly, Islip
    airport is blurred. I'm a pilot and fly into/out of Islip all the time, so
    it is one particular bit of imagery I happen to keep an eye on. At times,
    the airport image is sharp and clear, then other times, like now, seems
    like the image is very carefully retouched with a blurring filter that
    aligns with the boundary roads around the airport. In other words,
    something done intentionally rather than just swapping out one
    quad for another during an update. So I went looking, and found the
    statement above, ie about "NY GIS" having a hand in this. Questions:

    1) Anyone know who "NY GIS" is?
    2) Are they in fact responsible?
    3) How is policy made?
    4) Is there public access to the policymaking process and/or body?

    Another area that seems to get the occasional "blur" is Port Jeff, near
    the ferry terminals. One day, sharp image, next day, the slight of hand
    blurring things I live in PJ, things aren't blurry here on the ground.
    Re: Censorship on Long Island PriceCollins 9/24/06 10:49 PM
    Rick_Spanbauer,

    The New York State GIS agency which has provided much of the high-resolution imagery for the state can be accessed on THIS WEB PAGE. That link has now been added to the Censorship listing. Your questions about their criteria, processes, etc. should be addressed to them.

    Google makes the business decisions as to which vendors to select for given image areas. They use Sanborn Map Company for the New York City area, a firm which does not seem to censor; hence, the clear images for the three NYC airports.

    We have tried to carefully outline the censored areas, so be sure to download the file when looking at specific areas. For example, only the Bridgeport ferry dock area is censored in Port Jefferson, so looking at other areas of the town would not show the blurring. The images are not updated frequently, and certainly not interactively from day to day.
    Re: Censorship on Long Island Rick_Spanbauer 9/25/06 3:54 AM
    So NY GIS is at the other end of the food chain, ie NY GIS commissioned
    the camera ship, then in turn supplied the imagery to Digital Globe, who
    in turn sells it to GE? I'd really like to follow the food chain here.
    I submitted an order to Digital Globe for the affected areas to see if
    their imagery is also blurred.
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain Errors > Hawaii MikePotterfield 9/26/06 10:46 PM
    All of the beaches for all of the Hawaiian Islands are shown in 3-D as being way below sea level. This is a new problem.

    --Mike
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain Errors > Hawaii PriceCollins 9/28/06 1:19 AM
    A brief check around the shores of Oahu does not show the problem. Can you provide a placemark or latitude-longitude ?
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 Koramsah 10/2/06 11:28 PM
    The latitude of several of the image frames I've looked at in South Korea are off by a second. For instance, the Seoul Tower is georeferenced 1 second, or 35 meters, farther north than it actually is.

    I have a question. Google Earth acquires most of its imagry from Digital Glode. Is it already georefenced when the get it, or does the Google Earth team georefence it themselves?
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 PriceCollins 10/3/06 3:00 AM
    Koramsah,

    30 meters or so is the typical accuracy for placement of DigitalGlobe images. This statement is based on a large collection of misalignment reports in THIS POSTING.

    If you turn on the "Digital Globe coverage" layers and follow the links on their popup bubbles, you will see that the images are given with latitude and longitude to 5 decimal digits. That may or may not be the accuracy ot the data which is provided to Google by DG with such images.

    I am not aware if the procedures and personnel staff for image placement have been described.
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 JoseGil 10/3/06 4:22 AM
    Hi,

    30 meters or so is the typical accuracy for placement of DigitalGlobe??

    I've tested it in the Port of Barcelona and the accuracy is about 20-50 cm.

    Jose
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 PriceCollins 10/3/06 1:54 PM
    JoseGil,

    Barcelona is one of the fortunate places which has received a new layer of higher resolution imagery available when the user zooms in to a low altitude.

    Interestingly, if you download the file noted in my earlier posting, you will see the area to the north of the city which is misaligned 35 meters, until the user zooms in to see the newer high-resolution data.

    It also shows other areas in Spain which are misaligned to varying degrees - Malaga by 20 meters and Granada suburbs by 440 meters. Zooming helps Malaga, but not Granada.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium -Censorship Jan_Paul 10/6/06 5:27 AM
    Yes, a lot of the censoring appeared or grew after the high-res update for the Netherlands. And the problem is exacerbated by the fact that the censored area are larger then the object censored. For instance the marinekazerne amsterdam related patch also obscures tourist attractions like the Scheepvaartmuseum and the Replica of the VOC Ship. Why is this, and what the rationale of censoring in the first place?


    JP
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v11 cjm284 10/7/06 1:31 PM
    Street lines and names are misaligned to the satellite image by about 70 meters in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

    Latitude 18°20'35.86"N
    Longitude 64°55'54.40"W
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors *DELETED* Victor_Reijs 10/7/06 5:04 PM
    Post deleted by Victor_Reijs
    Why are images around Dulles Airport so old? mikelotus 10/8/06 1:00 AM
    I live in Ashburn, VA, about 5 miles north of Dulles Airport. Construction of my house began in November of 2002. On the current images, my house and all neighbor houses show an empty lot. In fact this data from what I can see is near 4.5 years old! Why is it so difficult to get new images of the richest country (Loudoun) in the US, which is 35 miles west of Washington, DC, near one of the busiest airports in the country and is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. This image is so old, you can barely recognize what is there today from that image.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors *DELETED* PriceCollins 10/8/06 2:21 AM
    Post deleted by PriceCollins
    Re: Why are images around Dulles Airport so old? PriceCollins 10/8/06 2:27 AM
    mikelotus,

    Google's acquisition and installation of new, higher resolution images is a continuing business and technical process. See THIS POSTING, for example.

    Google has provided many improvements on an ongoing basis, especially in the last three months. They do not preannounce what they are working on.
    Re: Why are images around Dulles Airport so old? emuesch 10/9/06 5:18 AM
    A friend of mine just showed me his "lot" where he now raises his family just outside the Highlands in northern New Jersey. He built a house there about 4 years ago.
    New Censored area? Nauru University Rk_Codell 10/14/06 3:35 PM
    Kayser College in Nauru seems to have been censored too.

    =edit:it's not Nauru University, it's Kayser College=
    Re: New Censored area? Nauru University PriceCollins 10/15/06 6:43 AM
    This problem has been added to the list of "Missing Images" in THIS POSTING. Also, the additional images have been added to the list of "Needless Images" in THIS POSTING.

    The DigitalGlobe image which was apparently used shows the entire island.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v JoseGil 10/17/06 12:31 AM
    Quote:


    ---- Barcelona misaligned 35 meters.





    Barcelona is fixed (50cm to 1 m in the port of Barcelona).

    Jose
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v obrian 10/17/06 7:53 AM
    Yes, it is. Actually, the misalignment hits the whole greenish low-res-rectangle, up to the Weser river (which would never ever deliver a single drop of water to the North Sea if it really followed those imagery^^), so about 1.5 million people are screwed.

    This unfortunate situation already exists since Germany became its high-res update last year. I REALLY hope this gets fixed soon. I think I can see some improvement around Höxter, lets hope that repair work widens.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v PriceCollins 10/18/06 6:00 AM
    Megalous and obrian,

    The entire area which I have called Bielefeld-Paderborn (because they are the largest towns in the area) is still misaligned. It is about 70 kilometers wide by 50 kilometers tall. The region is misaligned about 5.1 kilometers in the south by southwest direction. The eastern and northern parts of the area have fuzzy mixtures of both the good and bad images.

    It is part of the basic TerraMetrics low-resolution background imagery which was introduced in the March-April 2006 image updates.

    If TerraMetrics does not fix it, Google could overlay it with higher-resolution images from another vendor.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 38 -JFK Munden 10/18/06 7:25 PM
    I just did a download of version 38 and didn't see any of JFK marked. The thread doesn't seem to mention it either. I was caught very off guard by this.

    The censored area is ONLY on the southeastern corner of the airport. It's easily seen as it's a different image or just heavily discolored. It is ONLY the airport area that's censored too. You can trace up runway 22L to almost halfway and it's as clear as anything else and then splat! What is there that the NY folks find so sensitive but is NOT around the rest of the airport?

    So bizarre.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Shaky & Blurred Rk_Codell 10/19/06 5:29 PM
    The Pitcairn Island photograph doesn't seem to be in its best quality, looks kind of blurred, and can only best be seen from high up.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 38 -JFK PriceCollins 10/20/06 2:35 PM
    Munden, You're absolutely correct about JFK airport. It has been added to the Censorship posting. Thanks for a good catch.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes bjornkn 10/24/06 2:32 AM
    There are lots of blurred and shakey areas in the siouthern part of Norway, from Kristiansand and to the west, east (except for a band from DigitalGlobe, which are less blurred, but with quite desaturated colors) and north.
    Ihave been in contact with some the official area planners in the area, and they want to provide their own, much better ortho photos (aerial). The problem is that they don't know where to go to get them into the official GE database.
    Any tips?
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes PriceCollins 10/24/06 8:31 AM
    I wouls suggest your local Google office. If that is not practical, try posting in the Open Forum.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes philverney 10/24/06 8:43 AM
    Hi bjornkn,

    I have forwarded your kind offer to some of the data people at Google Earth for you

    Thanks,
    Phil
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    Re: Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) Jakob_Kramer 11/2/06 1:09 AM
    Hi,

    I have noticed a place name error (wrong city name). I have checked the list of place names, and this error doesn't seem to be on the list. However, I'm not sure whether I should post this error here, or whether there is some "central place" to report these kinds of errors to?

    Anyway, the error is this:
    In Denmark (Europe), the town Vojens (<coordinates>9.303444000000001,55.245682,0</coordinates>, 55D13M19.18S N, 9D18M08.77S E) is named Over Jerstal.

    Over Jerstal is actually located a few kilometres south of Vojens at 55D11M48.34S N, 9D18M05.04S E.

    Around a year ago this problem wasn't present, so it seems that it has appeared with a data update.
    Re: 62 Placemarks of Blurred Out New York GIS scobb99 11/9/06 9:33 AM
    My sincere apologies if this was answered elsewhere but I am very curious as to why the imagery for upstate New York is so blurry. A good test is zoom to zip code 13450. Or the Baseball Hall of Fame in nearby Cooperstown. The images are really low grade.

    Yet I can get a much better and more recent view of the 'super-secret' NRO listening post in Alice Springs than of this obscure location in New York State.

    I know the county [Otsego] has slightly higher resolution images on its own web but even they are old. Is this due to lack of population, interest?

    Many thanks in advance for any light you can shed.

    Stephen

    p.s. I just plugged Google Earth in one of my blogs--as I figure it, more users will mean a brighter future for this amazing endeavor.
    Re: Data Problems > Border Problems Rk_Codell 11/9/06 8:04 PM
    The Barrle-Nassau (Belgium/Netherlands) enclave borders are missing. It would be interesting to see them.
    Re: 62 Placemarks of Blurred Out New York GIS PriceCollins 11/9/06 11:48 PM
    The decisions to obtain and display higher resolution images af particular areas are made by Google. They would obviously be made for technical and business reasons, and maybe others (such as visitor traffic). Their criteria, mathods, and plans are unknown.
    Re: Enclaves and exclaves PriceCollins 11/9/06 11:55 PM
    I have a long-term background project doing the world's exclaves and enclaves.

    My earlier border outlines for Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau were aligned on the old lower-resolution imagery, so it's back to work on them.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v thekadar81 11/10/06 10:55 AM
    The "Roads" layer in Byron, Illinois (not Port Byron) is shifted about one block west from the actual street location.
    Re: Enclaves and exclaves Rk_Codell 11/10/06 8:22 PM
    That's good. I have also noticed that the southernmost tip of Mongolia's border is over 2 kilometers off. There is an actual visible fence where the border really is.
    Re: Data Problems > Border Problems IndySteve 11/13/06 7:52 AM
    Here's a link to a problem with the US state border between Indiana and Kentucky
    Incorrect KY-IN State Border

    Corrected Border
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Bonefields 11/20/06 9:02 AM
    Just looked over the zones in the nethderlands that were censored and unidentified and i found the following:

    new:
    allied forces north logistics/support base schinnen, uncensored
    http://www.usagschinnen.eur.army.mil/
    part of joint force command hq
    50°56'31.63"N
    5°51'49.50"E

    new:
    Vliegbasis (AFB) Woensdrecht
    http://www.luchtmacht.nl/woensdrecht/
    Uncensored, civilian as well as three militairy units. Including the pilot training facility
    51°33'19.15"N
    4°33'8.00"E

    mod:
    NATO command center censored
    is actually Joint Force Command HQ Brunssum, in Brunssum, Netherlands (used to be AFNorth or allied force north HQ)

    mod:
    NATO C3 agency
    is actually the Frederikkazerne and houses al sorts of military whatnot's
    inclusing part of the ministry of defense

    mod:
    Harskamp (Otterlo) unknown censored
    Infantery Schooting Camp

    mod:
    Kazerne complex censored
    Is actually the Prins Maurits Kazerne
    Airtarget artillery site
    52° 2'0.29"N
    5°41'5.19"E

    elst unknown sensored
    is MOB (main operating Base), a part of the logistics division Rhenen and about to be abandoned.

    Noordwijk aan Zee unknown censored
    is the office for DPO, which stands for Defensie Pijpleiding Organisatie
    It makes sure all our planes get kerosine and all. Just an office in a street. Very weird they sensored the whole area.

    Oirschot unknown sensored
    is (i beleive) a military academy

    soesterberg unknown sensored 1
    is the LBB (landelijk bevooradings bedrijf), basically the central place to make and supply uniforms and such

    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Underwater Images hotwellian 11/26/06 12:20 PM
    I think this is another in Sri Lanka
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    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 47 Jumble 11/28/06 11:53 AM

    These tanks near Boston are pixelated in latest GE imagery upgrade.
    Any ideas why?? Google Maps view is normal!!
    _________________________
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    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 47 PriceCollins 11/29/06 3:29 AM
    Jumble,

    Your fuel depot in Braintree, Massachusetts, has been added to the censored locations, along with 3 other depots and Hanscom AFB. Massachusetts' new censorship activity now needs a state-wide analysis.

    Eidted to note the addition of your finding in New Bedford, which has been added.
    Re: Data Problems > Layers Problems>Airports John_Shiner 11/29/06 10:57 AM
    The airport located at: 33.612814° -112.335431°
    and named El Mirage - Village Square
    is not an airport.
    jsh...@visi.com
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 3 drhive 12/3/06 7:50 PM
    As a first time user, I've found this community pretty hard going. All I really want to do is report to someone at Google Earth a blurred image/sector of the North Island of New Zealand map. The coordinates are:

    northwestern most corner: 37deg41min50secS, 176deg17min42secE
    northeastern most corner: 37,42,36S, 176,19,44E
    southeastern most corner: 37,44,06S, 176,19,38S
    southwestern most corner: 37,43,42S, 176,17,33E

    This is a surprising blurred area, since the areas around it are high resolution, and since the area is a sigificant natural disaster possibility, with an active volcano (White Island) is just off the coast, and the land area adjoining an area with significant geothermal activity.

    I heard someone from Google the other day on the radio talking about how important Google Earth can be for civil defense preparedness. Seeing this poor image in such a geologically active area makes me wonder. It's also a bit of a bummer since I can't see my house, which is right on the edge of this blurred area.
    North coastal New Zealand PriceCollins 12/3/06 9:15 PM
    drhive,

    There are a number of low-resolution areas along the coast of the Bay of Plenty. Google does not pre-announce their data upgrade actions, but you can make your requests known to Google by following Lrae's instructions in THIS POSTING.
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Orthorectification v4 Shabynet 12/8/06 12:24 PM
    I have trouble with goolge earth pictures in the region where I live, in Alcoi, Alicante (Spain), and near to it, on coordinates 38º45' N y 0º 25'20'' W, we can see three diferent image layers, with different colours (this is no timportant), which doesn't match each others. I first saw this the last time these images were updated, several months ago. It seems to be a mistake joining new images with old ones. At 0º24'30'' W, we can see the limit among diferent image sets, with their non-matching borders.
    If you watch from an altitude of 15 km, you can see all the region, and you can to be aware of the problem.

    I would know if is it possible to correct this.
    Thanks
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 3 Lrae 12/8/06 12:34 PM
    Price,
    Here is a bit of mis-aligned world near Watsonville, CA.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v grinapo 12/9/06 5:09 AM
    Hungary, Budapest, the altitude data and the satellite imagery is off about 150 meters. I try to attach my first folder with two placemarks, one is the top by altitude and other is top by imagery. Unfortunately I do not have GPS coordinates handy to see which is real.... :-(
    Re: Your terrain observation PriceCollins 12/9/06 7:07 AM
    grinapo,

    I believe you are noting that the highest point of Janos Hegy is not correctly located. Google's terrain data is 90-meter, meaning a sample is taken every 90 meters. Therefore, the offset you note is generally within that range.

    I note in passing that the runway data for Budapest International airport shows the current imagery for that city (except for the northeast corner) is now very well aligned. It's about the best I have seen anywhere - which you can confirm from the attached placemark showing the precise runway locations.

    While Google has worked on more accurately pinpointing the terrain of global mountain locations in recent months, that peak was probably not on their initial list. Google does not pre-announce their data upgrade actions, but you can make your requests known to Google by following Lrae's instructions in THIS POSTING.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments PriceCollins 12/9/06 7:41 AM
    Shaby net,

    The area you noted is misaligned about 400 meters west. It has been outlined and listed under Agres, Spain in THIS POSTING.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments PriceCollins 12/9/06 7:47 AM
    Lrae,

    The area you noted is misaligned about 75 meters southwest by south. It has been outlined and listed under Watsonville, CA, USA in THIS POSTING.

    Your good outline was increased to include the 450-meter wide brighter strip on the western side, which contributes to the misalignment, albeit slightly differently.
    my censored fried egg?!! syzygy 12/30/06 3:06 PM
    hi price!

    as i have already mentioned in THIS post, some "fried-egg" like features, i have spotted few weeks ago has been censored so far...

    42°33'22.50"N, 116° 0'3.29"W

    what are they?
    what should be their "sin"?

    ...just before i would put them up to GoogleArt...

    solution against censoring:
    if you find something interesting landscape on GE, save a screenshot!

    regards,

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    Re: my censored fried egg?!! PriceCollins 12/30/06 8:33 PM
    syzygy,

    My response to your censorship assertion is in the original thread. I cannot support your contention and suggest your copied posting in the Data Compendium and this response be deleted.
    Re: my censored fried egg?!! syzygy 12/31/06 12:40 AM
    dear price!

    your reply has made me really sad as it seems you do not trust my words...

    the GE imagery was similar but even more sharp to the yahoo-maps imagery and the yellow "yolk" was strongly visible few weeks ago just as i said to you.

    it is really annoying that i did not take a screenshot to be able to attest i am right...

    ...some weird things are happening to imagery sometimes i know for sure now even if it does not fits your cathegories.

    regards,

    g

    ps: will put this up even HERE so you can make it also deleted.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - French Guyana ... lp741 1/11/07 3:19 AM
    It seem that in italian traslation of contry names, French Guyana it has been exchanged with French Polinesia name .. take a look ..
    In order French Guyana should be translated in Guyana Francese
    and French Polinesia should be translated in Polinesia Francese
    Re: Data Problems Compendium -Nome,AK djrwguy 1/18/07 12:36 AM
    The entire Nome Alaska area is covered by a thick layer of clouds. Various parts of the southern Seward pennisula have patchy clouds and shadows but are nowhere near as severe as Nome. I just created this account to find some way to report this problem, so if this is the wrong place to mention it sorry. Hopefully Google can get this fixed in time for the Iditarod .
    Re: Data Problems Compendium -Nome,AK PriceCollins 1/18/07 11:49 AM
    lp741 and djrwguy,

    We appreciate your noting in this BBS thread the Italian country naming problems and the Alaskan cloud cover problem. While we can note these difficulties, the current official reporting channel is described in THIS POSTING.
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Orthorectification v5 Spathiinc 1/19/07 10:09 AM
    Quote:



  • Turkey: Istanbul Bridges
    -- Bosphorus - Boğaziçi - these lack orthorectification
    ------ First Bosphorus Bridge (Boğaziçi Köprüsü). Posted 24 August 2005
    ------ Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü). 12 February 2006




  • These look to have been fixed.
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Orthorectification v5 PriceCollins 1/21/07 8:26 PM
    I continually re-examine the Bosphorus bridges. They have been improved, but please examine the ends of the bridges carefully: they need more work.

    "Close, but no cigar."
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Orthorectification v5 cathalferris 1/23/07 9:50 AM
    I have noticed that the terrain data for certain regions of the french Alps is misaligned with respect to the altitude data: it seems that the terrain data is about 200m too far to the west for the imagery. I'm sorry that I don't have GPS coordinates to fix which one is out of place.

    (edited for more examples)
    Re: Data Problems > Wager Bay Duryodana 1/24/07 10:54 AM
    Lexis-Nexis searches leads me to believe this area is being prospected, for diamonds...

    I can't find anything else on Wager Bay over the past 20 years besides the new National Park created there...

    the area is possibly being censored for a more nefarious reason than military or intelligence... profit.
    RE: Image Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows > Germany smokeonit 1/24/07 2:22 PM
    most of the examples for germany are nuclear power plants and they show the cooling towers. those towers runn 24h, 365 days a year, so it's more or less impossible to get a photo, aerial or satellite, without the water emissions. the only chance would be to ask the power companies when they power them down for maintenance and schedule a photo shot then, very "likely" since those installations are high security and the companies never release stuff like this about them.
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    Re: Data Problems > Terrain > False Elevation Data smokeonit 1/24/07 3:00 PM
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/768867/an/0/page/0#768867

    Heidelberg, Germany has problems with the elevation data. it makes the neckar valley much too narrow and is very annoying when doing a fly over from west to east parallel to the neckar river past the heidelberg castle.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows GingerShipmate 1/29/07 7:11 AM
    GE is a great tool, but recent updates have obliterated the following area :
    50 29 46N 4 12 37 W (Calstock, Cornwall, UK)

    Where there was a great image, there is now a suspicious almost perfectly square cloud. I use GE for all sorts of presentations, unfortunately I can't now do this.

    Any thoughts on how I can get the old image back ?

    Best Wishes
    Re: Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows PriceCollins 1/30/07 7:58 AM
    GingerShipmate,

    We currently have the Calstock, UK, area listed as censorship in THIS POSTING, although that is under curent reinvestigation.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v24 RobySoft 1/30/07 9:00 PM
    Lima Peru is still not aligned.

    I made a full set of locations with the old version of the maps, and they are all wrong now.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 RiderLT 2/1/07 11:20 AM
    Don't really know where to put it, that's why I post it here.
    And to the right there is a peak, marked as "Gora Shkhelda, 4368m", whick looks too sharp.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Camera Artifact hotwellian 2/2/07 5:53 PM
    Hi,

    Not sure if this camera artifact or what? Bognor Regis, Sussex, England

    This area has recently gone to a lower resolution and som estreet names have disappeared from the Roads layer
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    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Camera Artifact PriceCollins 2/2/07 7:28 PM
    The UK southern coastline from Selsey eastward to Middleton-on-Sea, including Bognor Regis, is covered with a high-resolution Digital Globe image.

    The camera artifact you noted is a undirectional south-pointing flare. See THIS POSTING.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 57 pac200 2/5/07 4:16 AM
    re: NATO Geilenkirchen airbase Germany, part of the old (uncensored) image is still available at flashearth.com

    http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/662/geilenkirchenafbmp5.jpg
    Re: Indian Government requests Censorship hotwellian 2/5/07 8:39 AM
    This BBC article reposts that The Indian Government has requested Google to blur "sensitive" locations.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v vagabund 3/9/07 5:48 AM
    Santa Fe, ES
    (Granada suburbs)
    on 37.18, -3.71
    shows a very poor alignment which becomes more evident with roads on.
    i think it was already brought up, but the whole square of high resolution around Granada is 450 m. displaced
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v PriceCollins 3/9/07 4:32 PM
    The Granada suburbs have been noted in the Misalignment listing since early 2006.
    overexposure on ocean surface? syzygy 3/24/07 6:46 PM
    hi Price!
    example of overexposure?
    Re: overexposure on ocean surface? PriceCollins 3/25/07 2:30 AM
    I suppose the brightness of the image must be boosted to see something of the tiny dark Hawaiian island of Kaula.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 hotwellian 4/21/07 8:17 AM
    Hi,

    Cant find this strange blemish in the town of Le Mans, France previously mentioned here.

    Originally posted by Noel B in Fun and Games
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 PriceCollins 4/23/07 12:32 AM
    hotwellian,

    It's been added to the Spurious Images listing in THIS POSTING.

    Thanks for bringing to my attention.
    Re: Data Problems > Place Names -- India cethirien 4/24/07 9:59 AM
    Here's some fairly important ones:

    The northern state of Uttaranchal in India was officially renamed Uttarakhand on January 1, 2007. This has not yet been reflected in any of the Google Maps which seems to reflect a big oversight or an oddly long lag period between updates. The same goes with Pondicherry which was renamed Puducherry in September 2006!

    The marker for its provisional capital of Dehradun is also erroneous and ends up some field to the southeast of the city. It should be: lat=30.33357, lon=78.04776
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 cethirien 5/3/07 7:54 AM
    I was wondering what happens to the corrections cited in this forum. Do they eventually go to Google and their data providers? It has been months since I filled out the online form to report data problems, with no word on when corrections will be pushed through.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 PriceCollins 5/3/07 8:34 AM
    All of the problems noted in this Compendium are reported to Google. They do not announce when or if corrections will be made.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - Inverted Sat Image! Barnstormer66 5/11/07 4:37 PM
    Unless I am very much mistaken...the satellite image of Kawasaki Island in Tokyo Bay is inverted North for South...either that or the Poles have flipped a few thousand years early and Tokyo's shadows now point South

    This post covers it, I believe....
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/887810/an/0/page/0#887810

    Thanks All,
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    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Swaths version 15 LesVoix 5/22/07 1:54 AM
    I'm surprised that no one has an explanation for this after all this time..

    I think it's some kind of "light streak"
    like when you take a picture of a moving car at night with long shutter speeds (long exposure)
    it makes long lines of light
    examples:


    it's probably something that reflects in the satellite's lens
    (a piece of space garbage?)
    and as the satellite keeps moving it makes a streak

    also look at the "lybia swath 3" on the left, where it ends
    you cannot see the white "swath" line when it passes over the center pivot irrigation plots (black circles)
    which again makes me think it has something to do with light reflection


    a bit like the vanishing crosshairs phenomenon on the moon landings pictures
    (the crosshairs seem to be behind objects)
    like these:




    the common explanation about these crosshairs is:
    "they are washed out by overexposure due to bright objects in the scene"

    any thoughts?
    Re: Data Problems > Canada Wager Bay LesVoix 5/22/07 4:44 AM
    > "Canada Wager Bay area censored by blurring;
    > NOT censored in Microsoft''s Virtual Earth Reasons unknown"

    I think the area is censored on VEarth too, but instead of blurring they pasted an other image over the same area that is blurred on Google Earth, if you zoom very closely you can see it's an more or less oval patch (lower resolution? older image?). It looks like a big patch also when you zoom out.

    http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/1294/canadawagerbayyylf4.jpg
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 66 CommuniC 5/31/07 9:05 AM
    I read:
    " Netherlands (introduced with the new high-resolution images in March-April 2006 and greatly expanded in September).
    ---- Royal & official residences - we contrast 6 censored with 8 NOT censored
    ---- Military 2, NATO 11, Air Force 13, Army 25, Navy 8, Miscellaneous 4
    ---- Unknown 11 Help is needed to identify these. "

    I would like to help. I live in The Netherlands and am by profession quite knowledgeable on military matters. Tell me what you need at VN...@mac.com, and I'll see what I can do.
    For reference, check
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?...amp;Search=true

    Yours truly,
    CommuniC
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 tekgergedan 6/3/07 1:45 PM
    This image might be a reason to start another type of problem.



    There are other minor ones. But this one is interesting since low-res glacier is visible within hi-res image.
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    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Swaths version 15 PriceCollins 6/3/07 9:57 PM
    LesVoix,

    Your observation on "Libya Swath 3" is interesting. It may lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon. I note that if you follow that swath eastward, all dark objexts show through, even very small ones. Indeed, at all points along its length, the swath is semitransparent. That further reinforces the idea that the visual effect is caused by something happening along that path in the camera's photo receptors. It is not apparently caused by other satellites intervening below the camera, as some postings have at times duggested..
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 PriceCollins 6/3/07 10:05 PM
    tekgergedan,

    I note your finding of an apparent masking error in some of the new Antarctic images.

    However, I believe the black area shows the nearby coastal waters, which appear to be inland from the much earlier NASA imagery.

    I suggest that the new images show the more current coastlines, which have porbably receded in the interim. Is this visual evidence of global warming?
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 5 tekgergedan 6/4/07 2:31 AM
    The elevation is zero. So, it is rather the glacier (rather than the coastline) which expands and draws back according to the seasons.

    On the other hand, GE team removes the sea from the images at the moment.

    So, there should be an exception for the glaciers, in my opinion. If not, the lo-res and hi-res imageries and even (in the future) the old hi-res and the updated new hi-res imageries can mess up.
    Wiki Layer Snag Frank_McVey 6/4/07 10:40 AM
    About 1000 yds NNE of Friskney in Lincolnshire, UK, with our Wiki Layer enabled, we find the small German town of Lenzen:



    By clicking on the placemark:

    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments v PriceCollins 6/7/07 10:46 PM
    thekadar81,

    Quote:

    The "Roads" layer in Byron, Illinois (not Port Byron) is shifted about one block west from the actual street location.



    The position of the underlying image in Byron, Illinois, was corrected in the 2 June 2007 image updates, thereby aligning it with the roads layer.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship > Kingston Stert,UK Edgemaster 6/8/07 3:42 PM
    I have found another area of censorship, a large black box over England, near Kingston Stert (N51 42.460 W000 57.500), introduced in the recent imagery update of the whole of England.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images v16 RobertoBrandao 6/10/07 2:56 PM
    There is a missing hi-res image in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The image shows a part of Furnas Lake, Capitólio and Guapé municipalities.
    Data Problems > Road Problems PriceCollins 6/11/07 12:02 AM
    Data Problems > Roads Problems

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 1.1 megabytes.
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    BACKWARDS NAMES
    • Alphen aan Den Rijn, Netherlands, Platolaan

    • Empuriabrava, Spain, Carrer de l'Aldera

    • Næsborg, Denmark, Løvhøjvej

    • 618575 Vancouver, Canada, Marine Way

      These are transitory phenomena which you must try several times to see



    ROAD PROBLEMS
      The number of entries in this area has grown beyond the possibility of listing them in this posting, so they are in the downloadable file.

      They are of four types:

    • MISNAMED (name change required)

    • MISDRAWN (must be redrawn)


    • MISSING (must be added)


    • NON-EXISTENT (must be removed)

    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images v16 RobertoBrandao 6/11/07 6:17 AM
    In thre previous post I uploaded the wrong link. Here goes the update.

    It points to a missing hi resolution image in Guape, MG, Brazil.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images v16 PriceCollins 6/12/07 9:14 AM
    RobertoBrandao,

    The area you placemarked is indeed in low resolution, but that is not a data error. It just signifies that Google places high resolution images on the globe when they obtain the rights to such data. Because of the complexity of getting good imagery and obtaining publication rights, they do not publish a schedule of what will be added, nor when.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship > Kingston Stert,UK PriceCollins 6/12/07 3:45 PM
    Edgemaster,

    A good discovery, especially for a first post, arriving ahead of some of the "old hands" who scour new image areas assiduously.

    It is doubtful that it represents censorshp, so it has been added to the list of "Missing Images" in THIS POSTING.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images v16 RobertoBrandao 6/16/07 7:49 AM
    I did check the whole region and I found out that this is not the only lo resolution image. I thought it was an error as all images around this particular image are hi res.
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Reflections version 55 2468scotty 6/17/07 8:03 AM
    I have located a second "Dutch dianond in Austria, about 6 miles south-west of the first.
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    Re: Nauru fixed PriceCollins 6/23/07 3:46 AM
    The imagery for Nauru has been fixed with the recet updates.
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain > False Trenches v7 Rk_Codell 6/24/07 3:53 PM
    False Trench on Futuna Island

    Co-ordinates: -14.268101° -178.147722°
    Data Problems > Other Sources PriceCollins 7/2/07 3:19 PM
    Data Problems > Other Sources

    These are problems which are inherent in data incorporated in Google Earth layers from other public sources
    Get a network link HERE to selectively download the latest versions of every Data Problems category.
    Re: Data Problems > Other Sources > Panoramio v 35 PriceCollins 7/2/07 3:25 PM
    Data Problems > Other Sources > Panoramio

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 1.1 megabytes, or you can download just this section with the attached file.
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    Mislocated Panoramio photos are especially noteable in oceanic areas. A consistent pattern of such incorrectly located photos is evident in the attached file, where the longitude is at or near 0 degrees. At exactly 0° longitude, the file notes,
    • 21 at the North Pole


    • 700 elsewhere


    • Additionally, there are 365 in the small rectangle of ± 1°, ± 1°


    Only a couple at London's Greenwich Observatory come anywhere close to being correctly positioned, and those are also not really accurate. If Google or Panoramio excluded all pictures at 0 degrees longitude, and the small rectangle in Africa's Gulf of Guinea, from the transfer process, users would not see 994 very visibly mislocated photos.

    The file contains a total of 1,600+ scattered mislocated photos, which will be augmented as time permits.

    There is also an extensive prevalence of duplicated photos. The attached file only provides single placemarks for these mislocations, but the database correction process must ensure the elimination of double entries everywhere.
    Data Problems > Other Sources > Wikipedia v 1110 PriceCollins 7/2/07 5:15 PM
    Data Problems > Other Sources > Wikipedia

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 0.9 megabytes.

    As a convenience, the file of Wikipedia errors is also available attached to this posting.
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    From a high of about 3,500 mislocated Wikipedia placemarks, the number of uncorrected placemarks has been reduced to about 400, after many diligent corrections by interested users.
    Data Problems > Other Sources > Geonames PriceCollins 7/2/07 5:18 PM
    Data Problems > Other Sources > Geonames

    The Compendium Table of Contents contains a single network link which enables you to download the latest version of the entire Compendium in a single file of about 1.1 megabytes.
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    The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides public access to their GEOnet Names Server (GNS), from which some Google Earth data is drawn.

    With Google Earth's Geographic Features layer turned on, the following will be seen at low altitudes at 0° North 0° East:


    It comes from a larger Geonames set at that location:


    These errors have been reported to the Geonames server support group. In any case, they should be blocked or corrected in Google Earth.
    • IDs = 6244402 and 6244408, Golfo de Fonseca and Golfo de Chorotega, Nicaragua
    • ID = 9132535, Playa Santo Cristo, Colombia
    • ID = 6255040, Sierra San Felipe, Mexico
    • ID = -1506412, Pacific Ocean, French = L'océan Pacifique, Russian = Tikhiy Okean, Spanish = Océano Pacífico
    • ID = 9223986, Saiyan, Pakistan
    • ID = 9136844, Pribrezhnyy, Russia
    • ID = 9132569, Punta La Colorada, Colombia
    • ID = 196151, CONVENTIONAL NAMES MASTER, apparent end of database
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 7 Relyt22 7/10/07 11:10 AM
    I don't know if it's been mentioned, but my guess would be that the reason for terrain hiccups on lakes might have something to do with the terrain detection soundwaves bouncing just a little too high off the lakes. I'm not exactly a physicist, but that's the best guess I can come up with.
    Re: Data Problems > Road Problems version 4 Jan_Paul 7/21/07 4:04 AM
    There's so much wrong here, don't know where to start.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 69 Greg_G 7/22/07 9:43 AM
    Good Info,

    Thanks PriceCollins.

    GG
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images Barnstormer66 7/28/07 6:07 PM

    Let this be a lesson to those in too big a hurry to report a problem. Check; Double-Check and Cross-Check before you do!

    ==========================================================
    What I said...
    There seems to be a US Air Force Bomber Base laid over the city of Tacoma, Washington, USA. with several 1500 foot wingspan B-2 Bombers taxiing for take-0ff.

    ==========================================================
    NO NO NO! There is nothing wrong with Tacoma Washington except being on a fault zone. I had an overlay turned on I didn't know I had!




    Thanks,
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    Square Cloud over Albania hotwellian 7/31/07 5:08 PM
    Can't find this as being reported previously
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    GWR Railway line, Box, Wiltshire, UK hotwellian 8/2/07 4:33 PM
    A rather acute bend in the railway line - which would certainly derail a high speed train!


    I don't think Brunel would be impressed!
    Re: GWR Railway line, Box, Wiltshire, UK PriceCollins 8/3/07 3:13 AM
    hotwellian,

    If you examine nearby buildings in the four compass directions, I believe you'll find that this short railway tunnel sits among image tiles taken at different times and from different directions. So, I believe we are looking at a minor orthorectification difficulty.
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain > False Trenches v7 pr0kch0p 8/3/07 8:19 PM
    Here's a false trench on the WV turnpike south of Charleston that came with the terrain update there.
    Re: Data Problems > Road Problems version 4 pr0kch0p 8/3/07 8:23 PM
    The roads in this development are screwed up in the Navteq database. They don't even appear in GE but Navteq has the names wrong for a couple of streets too. TeleAtlas has them all right, as far as I know.
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship version 70 Gerald_A 8/4/07 6:27 AM
    Oberthukba should read Oberthulba - with an 'l' as in lesson.
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    Re: Data Problems > Road Problems version 4 pr0kch0p 8/6/07 10:04 PM
    Glad to see the error got added to the database. One clarification: the development with the screwed-up roads is Mount Vintage Plantation, and the adjacent crossroads is Ropers Crossroads, not Rogers Crossroads.
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Discolorations SpiderX22 8/27/07 8:18 AM
    There's another red-blue swath on the island of Rhodes, Greece.
    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24040/Imaging-Error-on-Mountainside.htm
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain > Global Summary SpiderX22 8/27/07 8:25 AM
    Here's another elevation error on an island in the pacific. The terrain (hill) is offset and is in the water.
    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile22437/Elevation-Error.htm

    Also, Macauley Island of New Zealand has a similar error.
    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile22294/Watery-Mountain.htm

    Part of the coast of Cape Town has a depression due to an elevation error.
    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile22441/Valley-in-the-sea.htm
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes SpiderX22 8/27/07 8:29 AM
    A set of 4 swaths, in Abakan, Russia.
    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile22313/Strange-Color-Highlights.htm
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Reflections version Diane9247 9/23/07 1:10 AM
    Hi Price -

    Here's a village in Iran. Several of the neighboring villages are also flared like this. To my eye, they're all south-pointing.



    Diane
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images crabiet 9/29/07 7:38 AM
    strange image in France at this point : 48° 08'37''N 1°31'56''W
    what's the matter ?
    Thks
    Chris

    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1017 Noel_B 10/8/07 5:05 AM
    Hello Price,

    Attached is a file showing an image that is off about 100 - 120 meters at Bali airport

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    hi price!
    not really sure if those are "watermark"-errors or bubble-lightning...
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    Re: Data Problems > Terrain > Global Summary EmpiricalTheory 10/14/07 2:38 PM
    The entire region between 28-29°N and 68-69°E (Finland and Russia) has an elevation of 0.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1018 generalissimo 10/17/07 6:12 PM
    All of the roads in Thunder Bay Ontario Canada are misaligned.
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Newton's Rings PriceCollins 10/22/07 12:16 PM
    Data Problems > Image Blemishes > Newton's Rings

    These blemishes occur during the digitization of filmed images. You can learn more about them in the Wikipedia article Newton's Rings.

    We show examples in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and Westminster, Colorado, USA.



    Re: Data Problems > Censorship pr0kch0p 11/4/07 10:53 PM
    I spotted this spot blurred out by the data provider. It's the dam that forms Lake Jocassee in the Carolinas. All the other data is superb resolution except for this spot.

    EDIT: the Ocassee Nuclear site downstream from the blurred-out dam is also censored. I don't think it was when it was covered by the USGS SC data.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1020 Noel_B 11/5/07 1:24 AM
    Hello Price,

    The town of Kesh, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is incorrectly placed in the populated places layer, where Pettigoe, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland is.

    I attach correct locations for both.
    Misalignments in downtown Belfast Diane9247 11/18/07 8:15 PM
    Here's a collection of the misaligned imagery around City Hall, Belfast, N. Ireland. I suppose it covers more area than I marked, but you'll get the idea... Wobbly architecture!

    If it's not an image problem, these buildings are in dire need of structural review!
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments LuciaM 11/23/07 12:10 AM
    Image alignment problem in Osaka, Japan. Extends north & south of marker with varying problems.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1022 Noel_B 11/27/07 1:14 PM
    Image error in Belfast NI or whats hidden here
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Gerald_A 12/27/07 2:28 PM
    Kleinglattbach liberated!

    As I just spotted today, 2007-12-27, there is no longer a grey area over or near Kleinglattbach.
    As has been discussed in several threads - there are no secrets in that area.
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    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Swaths Diane9247 1/14/08 12:17 AM
    SEE POST I should have put in this forum!

    Checkerboard patterned line in Nigeria. As a bonus, you get to see lots of gas flares!
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments hotwellian 1/27/08 6:35 AM
    Serious misalignments of the river Guadalquivir near Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1029 Diane9247 2/19/08 9:55 PM
    Hi Price -

    I don't see a category for this problem, though it certainly seems to qualify as a data error. This post of 2005 takes you to a road in California with the entire bike route covered in identical placemarkers. When you zoom in close, they even multiply. Since this member has only 2 posts to his credit, and this isn't a folder, it's unlikely he posted all of them. There are even a few of the same markers at random places away from the road.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1029 Normb 2/20/08 12:52 AM
    Hi Diane..

    It is a track created by a GPS I have moved the post to Member-centric Locations - Thats where his other post is as well.
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1029 Diane9247 2/20/08 9:07 PM
    Hi Norm -

    Well, I'm obviously GPS-ignorant! My goodness, I can't see how all of those markers every few yards are necessary. I mean, it's a paved highway, not wilderness! Why not one placemark with something like, "Here's a good bike route from ______ to ______, distance is____ miles."

    Oh well, I'm feeling old and simple-minded.
    Re: New Censored area? Nauru University PriceCollins 3/15/08 8:26 AM
    This problem in Nauru has been fixed.
    Re: Square Cloud over Albania PriceCollins 3/15/08 9:00 AM
    The Albanian cloud has been removed
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Misalignments cosnahan 4/11/08 11:14 AM
    1. You need a forum just for misalignments. This was heard to find and obtuse to read among the other 'stuff'

    2. Japan, swath over &#332;magari is more detailed than surrounds but mis aligned to east by c200m

    Thanks
    New Dutch Diamond styxy 4/14/08 2:04 PM
    Dutch Diamond at 51°56'13.67"N, 4°33'55.71"E. Not in compendium v1032.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images Lee_Roberts 5/15/08 11:47 AM
    Fake photo - Hanyuan palace, Xi'an, China?

    The Google Earth image for this site seems to show a completed (or partly so) reconstruction of the Tang Dynasty Hanyuan Hall - however, photos from the site from May, 2008 show only foundation/plinth reconstruction. Is the Google Earth photo a fake? (I'm pretty sure that the photos - from a friend - are not fake or incorrectly dated).
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images Lee_Roberts 5/15/08 11:51 AM
    I guess I can't post other images...
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Spurious Images PriceCollins 5/24/08 3:58 PM
    Your placemark is on HanYuan Hall, which is being reconstructed. It is a part of DaMing Palace.

    You can see pictures of the hall at Imperial Palaces of ChangAn during Tang Dynasty
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1039 hectoroki 6/19/08 2:07 PM
    The roads at Cuernavaca Morelos, MEXICO are not aligned

    Latitude: 18°55'19.43"N
    Longitude: 99°14'4.74"W

    Already checked the compendium 1032 and is not there.

    Hope this helps and can be fixed.

    hector Oki
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1039 PriceCollins 6/19/08 4:44 PM
    Roads throughout Latin America are being worked on by Google. Progress and dates are unknown.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium - version 1017 PriceCollins 6/28/08 8:23 PM
    Your Bali airport misalignment has been fixed.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1040, 15 July 2008 Masonicmoron 7/23/08 2:29 PM
    big black line in france @ 50°24'37.78"N 2°26'11.19"E

    best regards

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    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Shaky & Blurred Mocean 7/26/08 5:53 PM
    All of Oregon is blurry and has been so for days. What can I do?
    Re: Data Problems > Censorship Gerald_A 8/9/08 11:33 AM
    I found an area pixelized in Coevorden, The Netherlands today after reading an article about a big container terminal there. Since I cannot find the container terminal in the town that Stuttgartert Zeitung reports about on Aug 9, 2008, and the pixelized area is between rail lines and the canal, I strongly assume that this is it.
    Why anyone would censor imagery of a container terminal, remains to be found out...
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1041, 5 August 2008 dwge 9/1/08 3:28 PM
    There is a very badly aligned image of Hwy 406 in the Niagara Region of Ontario Canada. The Hwy was expanded from a two lane to a four lane divided Hwy several years ago. If you look at the centre of the Hwy image, you can see several areas where the solid line of the old two lane section and the dashed line of the newer four lane section are superimposed. The interchange with Hwy 20 is also shown as a grade crossing when it is actually an overpass.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1041, 5 August 2008 dwge 9/1/08 3:44 PM
    A misaligned image in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
    Re: 11911702 Niagara Falls On Camera artifact dwge 9/1/08 3:48 PM
    This is not a camera artifact. There used to be clouds and shadows on the image immediately to the East of here. All of the clouds and most of the shadows were fixed with an updated image.
    Flares In Niagara Falls ON CA dwge 9/1/08 5:36 PM
    There are literally dozens of flares here in Niagara Falls. This is probably due to several factors:

    The images are from 2002 and are of low quality. look at large concentrations vehicles in parking lots and you will see what appears to be random blobs of colour (usually a bright green). It almost looks in certain areas like the badly colourized movies from the 1980's.

    They were taken in December when the sun was low on the horizon. This allowed for more reflection from vehicle windshields which make up the majority of the flares.

    They were taken in the late morning - probably around 11am - so the sun was almost directly to the south. This put the sun almost directly in line with road grid & parking lots which are on a North/South axis.


    I did not pinpoint all of them, just a representive sample to show the sheer number in this image.
    Niagara FAlls ON CA Outdated. dwge 9/1/08 6:40 PM
    The imagery of most of the city dates from 2002. I've highlighted some of the changes since then.
    Lajes AFB Azores - Censorship dwge 9/1/08 7:13 PM
    It's very strange; almost like the high resolution image was airbrushed over with the low resolution.

    This was the AFB made famous when an airplane ran out of fuel and had to glide into the airport. It was only the second time in history that a pilot had done this successfully with a large passenger jet . I'm surprised nobody else had found this one so far.
    Re: Lajes AFB Azores - Censorship Masonicmoron 9/2/08 11:53 AM
    Hello and welcome to GE.

    There's a whole world to see, but there are some things you can do to see it better.

    If a place is well known or famous for some reason, there is always a good chance that another member has posted it before. There are two main ways to help you to see what others have placemarked and posted.

    First, it is always a good idea to check the Google Earth Community Forum layer, which is where previous placemarks are identified (it is updated every few months, so a placemark you post today will be in there soon). To activate the layer, just check the box.



    The second is to use the SEARCH page. This method will detect posts too new to have been included in the layers.

    To add new information about a feature which has already been placemarked, make a reply to the placemark and post already in place. You can access the original post by left-clicking on it and then left-clicking on the link.

    If you discover that you have mistakenly added a duplicate placemark. It is good GEC etiquette to remove it by editing your post and choosing the "DELETE" option.

    Any questions please contact me

    Thank you and good hunting

    Best regards,
    NYC Misalignment dwge 9/4/08 6:55 PM
    This section of wharves has been misaligned by 20m to the WSW.
    Re: Lajes AFB Azores - Censorship dwge 9/4/08 7:00 PM
    Sorry about that. I saw that there were placemarks, but I didn't look closely enough at the threads and so I missed that one of them was in this forum. I was mostly going by the fact that it wasn't included in the latest version of the Compendium.
    Re: Lajes AFB Azores - Censorship PriceCollins 9/14/08 10:21 PM
    dwge,

    Misaligned image in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada - added to the Compendium and reported to Google

    Warves in Brooklyn, NY - As noted elsewhere, the masking problems at water's edge in New York City have been noted in the Compendium and reported to Google

    Lajes US AFB Azores, censorship - added to the Compendium

    Pixelized area in Coevorden near German border - already in the Compendium's Censorship section since 2007

    Niagara Falls camera artifact - while this artifact may be only a cloud shadow, it will obtain more Google attention when cited as a masking problem, which is often an artifact.

    Flares in Niagara Falls area - While we offer samples of such flares, the Compendium only notes unusual situations.

    Outdated imagery and highway 406 in Niagara Region, Ontario - the Compendium does not catalog concerns about the age, quality (clouds, snow), or resolution of particular areas.

    You should follow the instructions in THIS POSTING to report problems directly to Google, including those which are not covered in the Compendium.

    If you want addtionally to note them in this forum, please initiate new thread(s) to avoid adding many postings to the Compendium thread.
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows ctempleton3 9/15/08 9:59 PM
    Texas, New Mexico and Mexico are full of land obsucred by shaddows. I have KML with all of my finds. I am reporting them to Google slowly. Should i post the KML with what I have found to this board too?

    - Charles III
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Clouds & Shadows PriceCollins 9/17/08 8:41 AM
    ctempleton3,

    It might be easier for you to group them in one folder and add it as a separate thread to this forum.
    City of Zagreb, Croatia rpremuz 9/25/08 3:25 AM
    Hi!
    Misaligned images of the city of Zagreb, Croatia rpremuz 9/25/08 4:04 AM
    I'd like to report that the new images of the city of Zagreb (Croatia), which have been in the Google Earth database from the beginning of April 2008, are misaligned to the older images: they are shifted about 20 m east and 10 m south compared to the previous images.

    Actually I don't know which images are more accurately aligned to the ground -- this could be checked with GPS devices.

    Here you can see a part of the new images overlapping the old images.

    This problem can be best seen at the borders between the new images and previous older images, for example:

    I noticed this problem first in WikiMapia which depends on the accuracy of the Google Earth database. It contains marks of many interesting places in the city of Zagreb which are now misaligned with the new images. Have a look at the position of the Zagreb Cathedral.

    -- rpr.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1044, Sept 15, 2008 ploppy 9/25/08 3:24 PM
    Misalignments

    Strange Join,Mt. Miguel Road,
    @ 32°40'14.66"N 116°58'55.57"W

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    Re: Data Problems > Place Names (Toponomy) doviddebresser 10/3/08 5:03 AM
    B"H

    Well hi!

    1) How do I turn on this Community layer?

    2) There's a place in Israel, actually an airport, called Tel Nov. That should be Tel Nof.

    3) When I come to the Sea of Galilee I see it's called Bahr Tubaria. That's a name I have never ever heard in all the 24 years I have visited or lived in Israel. Probably Arabic. Three coasts of the Sea of Galilee are bordering on Israel, in which country it is called Yam Hakineret. So, in accordance with your naming policy, please get rid of Bahr Tubaria. Or even replace it by Yam Hakineret. At least add the name Yam Hakineret.

    Dovid.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1046, October 12, 2008 lucybear 10/13/08 5:15 PM
    The attachment has errors for the Halifax regional municipality Area of Nova scotia
    Sudden Drop in Canada eh! Normb 11/20/08 2:38 AM
    The Garden City Skyway Bridge and it's surrounding area takes a sudden drop. - Nearby is a marked misalignment

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    Road Problems on Italian island Diane9247 11/24/08 3:16 PM
    Hi Price -

    It seems that many unconnected streets on Isola Vulcano are named Vicolo Vulcano. Most aren't named at all. On Google Maps, the redundancy is even more pronounced.

    Diane
    Strung Out.. LuciaM 12/10/08 8:13 AM
    String in the Czech Rep. Also a hair about 85 meters S-SW of the placemark.
    Re: Sudden Drop in Canada eh! PriceCollins 12/10/08 10:10 AM
    NormB,

    You could correct the sunken Garden City Skyway Bridge using THIS POSTING.

    This pervasive problem is unlikely to be addressed on a global basis any time soon, but individual solutions could be easily created and posted in these forums without needing SketchUp.
    Re: Road Problems on Italian island PriceCollins 12/10/08 10:12 AM
    Your naming problems on the Sicilian island have been added to the Compendium and reported to Google.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1044, Sept 15, 2008 PriceCollins 12/10/08 10:15 AM
    Ploppy,

    Your image distortion in Bonita, California has been added to the Compendium and reported to Google.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1055 January 25, 2008 ploppy 1/22/09 9:58 AM
    Colourful line near Del Mar,California,USA.

    Here is a colourful line I found while searching around the San Diego area.
    I'm not sure what part of your compendium this comes under, PriceCollins.

    All the best,ploppy
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Pock Marks evergreen25 1/22/09 11:50 AM
    I found some more pock marks around Bristol, Vermont. I submitted a notice to the Google online help system about the data error, but thought it would also be good to post a link here.

    I think this is a relatively new problem as I could swear I've looked at this area's imagery in detail previously at the same scale and never had a problem.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1055 January 25, 2008 PriceCollins 2/25/09 6:52 AM
    ploppy,

    Your red stripe in Del Mar, California, USA has been added to the Compendium under

    Image Blemishes > Red-blue swaths > USA
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    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Pock Marks PriceCollins 2/25/09 7:01 AM
    evergreen25,

    Your Vermont pockmarks showed a pervasive set of pockmarks throughout the Vermont imagery. They have been added to the Compendium under

    Image Blemishes > Pockmarks > USA > Vermont

    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Reflections Reneeke 3/10/09 12:09 PM
    Three flares close to each other, all from different buildings.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1060 March 3, 2009 Matsoya 3/11/09 6:53 AM
    Hello,

    There is a default of the ground elevation at this point:

    51°18'18.51"N 30° 4'3.55"E

    There is no mountain in this place in real life!

    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1061 March 12, 2009 Michel, Qc, Ca 3/16/09 4:47 PM
    Clouds & Shadows over Gabon Africa

    Hi the center part of Africa, particulary North of Gabon (where I work for an ONG in a Canadian Hospital there) is since V. 3 2004 always under THE sames Clouds an d shadows (1°32'53"N--11°34'18" E) and mostly all that center part of Africa.
    As I work there I know that it is almost the " clouds nursery" of North Atlantic.
    I understand it is not a hi populated area and not prioritary but why this is always the same image , even if there is "new road or airport added" in overlays. But we cannot see the background ie the ground.
    Thanks
    Michel D
    Québec, Canada
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1061 March 12, 2009 Hill 3/16/09 7:46 PM
    Quote:
    As I work there I know that it is almost the " clouds nursery" of North Atlantic.


    I think you have put your finger on the problem right away. That and being a low priority area make coverage difficult. The resolution you have is low-resolution Terrametrics imagery.

    If you look at the bottom of Layers, the More category can show you what is available with the higher resolution Digital Globe coverage. Only 2003, 2004, and 2008 show imagery for your area, and all of that imagery shows 96-98% cloud cover with one exception, which shows 63%.



    Here's the thumbnail image that DigitalGlobe provides of your area showing the best possible image they have.

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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1061 March 12, 2009 Michel, Qc, Ca 3/17/09 4:45 PM
    I think you have put your finger on the problem right away. That and being a low priority area make coverage difficult. The resolution you have is low-resolution Terrametrics imagery.

    If you look at the bottom of Layers, the More category can show you what is available with the higher resolution Digital Globe coverage. Only 2003, 2004, and 2008 show imagery for your area, and all of that imagery shows 96-98% cloud cover with one exception, which shows 63%.


    Yes I Understand, by why even the image of DG 2002 , 2003, and 2008 are exactly with the same clouds, and for all that part of Africa, even in World Wind I have the same thing ( I knows you take the images at the same " warehoouse" but with the same clouds ???.

    thanks
    Michel, Québec , Canada.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1062 March 18, 2009 ploppy 3/19/09 4:12 PM
    Hi PriceCollins.

    This Unusual Flare or Diamond appears to be pink.
    It is pointing South West,North West and North East.

    All the best,
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1061 March 12, 2009 Michel, Qc, Ca 3/20/09 10:57 AM


    Yes I Understand, by why even the image of DG 2002 , 2003, and 2008 are exactly with the same clouds, and for all that part of Africa, even in World Wind I have the same thing ( I knows you take the images at the same " warehoouse" but with the same clouds for different years ???.
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 WFD6 5/10/09 2:47 PM
    I observe systematic errors of longitude differing by about 2 seconds (corresponding to about 200 feet) from positions measured on USGS topo maps in California, New Mexico and Puerto Rico. These errors are always in the same direction, pertain only to the longitude, and so cannot reasonably be attributed to "inaccuracy" which would exhibit randomness in both size and direction.

    The GE west longitude is always a larger number than the USGS west longitude describing the same feature on the surface of the earth.

    Does anyone know if these differences arise from referencing a different zero longitude, or for some other reason, or what ?
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 PriceCollins 5/14/09 7:16 PM
    Please provide examples.

    For example:

    The famous monument XXX is noted in the book "FFF FFF" (or on Map "GG GGG" at Web URL http:///www.topozone.com/...) to be located at
    YY.YYYYYY N ZZZ.ZZZZZZ W in San Diego, California. However, the Google Earth images show it 200 feet west of that point
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    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 WFD6 5/15/09 4:22 PM
    My examples aren't famous monuments, just points that I have had occasion to work with for my own purposes. One of them is the NE corner of Section 33, Township 15N, Range 8E in Santa Fe County, as shown on the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle "Picture Rock"

    That point measures as 35 deg 29 min 26.2 sec N and 106 deg 5 min 21.3 sec West on the USGS quadrangle "Picture Rock".

    When I hover the Google Earth cursor on the same point, I read 106 deg 5 min 23.3 West in the caption on the bottom of the GE view. I won't quibble about one or two tenths of a second since the cursor itself is bigger than that, but 2 seconds is unmistakable.

    I found similar discrepancies with a USGS topo map in California and a USGS topo map in Puerto Rico, but didn't note down the exact points at the time.

    If you have a USGS topo map handy, I would suggest picking any point you can conveniently identify and carefully measure its position, taking care to apply correct scale factors to your ruler, then find the same point on GE and see for yourself. The measuring is simpler (or a non-issue) if you pick a point that is near (or already precisely on) a latitude/longitude mark on the map, but that may not happen to be something distinctive that is visually obvious on GE. If not, then you may need to go through the tedium of measuring somewhere not near a lat/long marker.

    I am surprised if this is the first time this issue has arisen? When GE first came on the scene there must have been dozens if not hundreds of amateurs and professionals who would have made it a point to check out the accuracy compared to already established maps, and USGS topos would have been the most widely available for comparison. Is this really the first time the question has come up ?
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 PriceCollins 5/18/09 10:04 PM
    Picture Rock, New Mexico is shown on the USGS topographic map at Trails.com as being at
    35.491702,-106.079466
    = 35°29'30.13" N 106° 4' 46.08" W
    which is not the location you indicate.

    You can confirm the correctness of the Google Earth and Google Maps imagery at that location on
    MountainZone.com Web page
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 WFD6 5/27/09 4:22 PM
    Sorry to be slow to reply.
    I did not say I was measuring the object "Picture Rock", I was only speaking of a particular point on the quadrangle MAP, the quadrangle map's name is Picture Rock. It doesn't matter, you can pick any point you like on that (or any?) paper quadrangle and compare its longitude on the paper map with the longitude of the same point on GE.
    Anyway, I think I have a PARTIAL answer to my question, because I see the the paper map says "North American Datum 1927", but on trails.com, there is notation "NAD83/WGS84", which I suppose means North American Datum 1983. That particular map on trails.com agrees with GE, but they are both different than the USGS quadrangle on paper.
    What I don't know is what is the definition of "North American Datum" and why it should ever change. Since the choice of zero longitude is completely arbitrary and was chosen in or near Greenwich, England many years ago, why would it ever change, except possibly for political reasons ? Changing something so fundamental wreaks havoc throughout communities who have established long traditions, work and documents (maps) based on the original standard.
    We aren't talking about continental drift here which is only a few inches per year, the observed discrepancies are on the order of hundreds of feet.
    Regards,
    Bill Dempster
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 Hill 5/28/09 2:07 PM
    See this thread.
    Re: Data Problems> Image Errors > Camera Artifacts terry_in_red_deer 6/1/09 4:50 PM
    Here's a few tickmarks, plus a part of a photo ID, from some images by the Province of British Columbia. I looked a bit for some others but couldn't find any.

    There's also a ton of pieces of lint all through their imagery but far too numerous to mention.
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 WFD6 6/2/09 9:14 AM
    Thanks, Hill, for giving the other thread. The comment in that thread that is most pertinent is that of unruh on 3/16/08 which points out that the assignment of 0 longitude is completely arbitrary. That anyone would ever tamper with the definition of 0 longitude once established is an abomination. But, I still don't know why there would still be further changes as between North American Datum 1927 and something more recent (like WGS84?) unless it was discovered that there were inconsistencies in the 1927 reference and it became necessary to make changes to reconcile worldwide mapping. ??
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 Hill 6/6/09 1:23 PM
    Here's one article that explains it. The whole thing is fairly complex (to me anyway).

    Quote:
    Longitudes on WGS 84

    WGS 84 uses the IERS Reference Meridian as defined by the Bureau International de l'Heure, which was defined by compilation of star observations in different countries. The mean of this data caused a shift of about 100 metres east away from the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, UK.

    The longitude positions on WGS 84 agree with those on the older North American Datum 1927 at roughly 85° longitude west, in the east-central United States.

    Updates and new standards

    The latest major revision of WGS 84 is also referred to as "Earth Gravitational Model 1996" (EGM96), first published in 1996, with revisions as recent as 2004. This model has the same reference ellipsoid as WGS 84, but has a higher-fidelity geoid (roughly 100 km resolution versus 200 km for the original WGS 84).

    Many of the original authors of WGS 84 contributed to a new higher fidelity model, called EGM2008. This new model will have a geoid with a resolution approaching 10 km, requiring over 4.6 million terms in the spherical expansion (versus 130,317 in EGM96 and 32,757 in WGS 84).
    Splice lines near Nanaimo, B.C. terry_in_red_deer 6/8/09 5:58 PM
    These are east-west splice lines where the images don't overlap. These are mostly in undeveloped forested areas and are too narrow to obscure anything. The placemarks are the endpoints at each end of a line.

    The images are credited to Nanaimo.
    Terrain Error in the Maldives (under the sea) Lurgee 7/14/09 3:08 AM
    Terrain Error :

    Fuvammulah island in the Maldives is already under the sea ...
    0°16'53.33"S 73°25'2.93"E
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1067 July 7, 2009 ploppy 7/18/09 11:25 AM
    Hi PriceCollins,

    here is a bright patch of colour near Zar, Czech Republic.
    I think it is an image error of some kind.

    All the best
    Re: Data Problems > Terrain > Below Sea Level - FIXED Trent_D 8/9/09 4:50 PM
    I'm totaly lost in this forum. I just hope I can find my way back here for a answer.the "satellite/hybrid not working" after I downloaded the new version. can some one help me here or repost this message to the right area. What i'm getting is all my location and it is grey screen with road line/terrain threw it.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1071 October 7, 2009 SHIPPOU 10/11/09 8:10 PM
    Double road alignment error
    Latitude: 35° 0'47.18"N
    Longitude: 117°59'19.93"W
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1071 October 7, 2009 PMOlsen 10/21/09 10:45 PM
    Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro has fallen off the mountain as a result of a recent change in terrain and/or imagery:

    Lat -22.952794 Lon -43.209582
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1071 October 7, 2009 PMOlsen 10/21/09 10:51 PM
    The ocean rises up underneath the two bridges crossing the Derwent River in Hobart, Australia, Lat -42.864966, Lon 147.343416 and just north of there. Moses must have passed that way recently.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors Shaun F 11/19/09 3:38 AM
    My home town of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) in South Africa has recently had satellite imagery updated with discoloured images.

    See the attached .kmz or go to 33°55'7.79"S, 25°35'2.40"E

    Most of the city is affected.

    What causes this? and how long should we realistically expect to wait for remedial action?
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors Noisette 11/19/09 11:43 AM
    Hi Shaun, that's horrible isn't it? It's Geoeye imagery from last month. Apparently Geoeye imagery is black and white and colour is added afterwards (GE Blog ), but something looks to have gone wrong there.

    You can report this by following the instructions in this post and selecting "Colors appear inaccurate".
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    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors Markopolo 11/19/09 12:00 PM
    And, Shaun, for a short-term fix, there is historical imagery available for that area which is accurately colored, simply hit the clock icon and use the time slider.
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1075 March 19, 2010 ploppy 4/10/10 11:30 AM
    Hi PriceCollins

    Here is a large area in Harare, Zimbabwe, that has a colourful Image blemish.

    All the best, ploppy
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1075 March 19, 2010 Hombre64 4/23/10 1:41 AM
    Hello all,

    we (members of a german Google Earth Community german Google Earth Community)found out, that in the northwestern part of Wyoming / USA are image tiles obviously missing, when you zoom in to approximatly 400m.



    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1075 March 19, 2010 TheLedge 4/23/10 1:44 AM
    Hi.

    Data errors should be reported HERE

    Thanks.
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1075 March 19, 2010 Hill 4/23/10 9:33 AM


    It's interesting that the imagery fades to black closeup no matter which direction you view it from. The sunlit imagery in the background of this screen capture is black when viewed from up close, but remains normal looking when the view position backs off a short distance. The red line marks the edge of the area boundary between unaffected imagery (extreme foreground)and affected imagery.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1075 March 19, 2010 PriceCollins 4/24/10 8:17 PM
    Amazing discovery!

    Same result in Google Maps: Zoom in on downtown Cody, Wyoming
    Re: Data Problems> Image Errors > Camera Artifacts Diane9247 5/5/10 10:50 PM
    White thread, 2 places in Germany.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1076 May 13, 2010 ploppy 5/29/10 9:40 AM
    Image errors

    I found these two image errors near Thornhill, Stirling, Scotland, UK.
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors ploppy 5/30/10 6:41 PM
    Colourful Spots (Spectral spots)

    I think these colourful spots are related to the Dutch Diamond to the south.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1076 May 13, 2010 ploppy 5/30/10 6:46 PM
    Here are some white spots and a coloured spot for you to look at.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1076 May 13, 2010 ploppy 5/30/10 6:51 PM
    Here are some flares I have found while searching for aircraft in flight.
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Pock Marks PriceCollins 6/14/10 7:23 AM
    These pockmarks in Vermont have now been removed.
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    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Reflections Diane9247 6/21/10 8:48 PM
    Very nice flares along with hot-pink effect, caused by glass domes in a square in Minsk, Belarus.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1076 May 13, 2010 carspy 7/24/10 3:50 PM
    blacked out stripe in TX, 6km long
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1076 May 13, 2010 carspy 7/24/10 3:51 PM
    blacked out stripe near Yakeshi/China
    Re: Data Problems > Image Errors > Missing Images Diane9247 9/27/10 8:47 PM
    Here is one in Argentina found by German_Gonzales: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1368440&#Post1368440
    Re: Data Problems > Blemishes > Reflections kite_surfer 2/23/11 8:04 PM
    I found a master example of a Dutch Diamond. Perfectly shaped. wink
    Re: Data Problems Compendium, v 1041, 5 August 2008 PriceCollins 6/12/11 10:47 AM
    Your misalignment in Thorold, Ontario, Canada has been fixed. (Finally.)
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1096 June 13, 2011 ET_Explorer_2012 6/29/11 9:15 PM

    Sea Azov Smudge

    Surface Data Error in the Sea of Azov in Ukraine.
    Error present in timeline of 5/23/2005 - 6/29/2011.
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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1097 JuLY 7, 2011 ET_Explorer_2012 7/15/11 12:08 AM

    Crack in to the underworld
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1075 March 19, 2010 PriceCollins 7/15/11 12:03 PM
    A recent image update has removed these image smears in Harare, Zimbabwe.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1076 May 13, 2010 PriceCollins 3/19/12 11:20 AM
    This has been largely fixed at lower viewing altitides
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 myn999 3/23/12 12:37 PM
    Hi  guys ,,

    Ineed this help  Urgent ,, I am focusing on one part of the world using google earth < but it only goes in time till 1993  not enough , ineed to go back in time till 1980 for example ,, can i do that and h0w >>> youe help is appreciated,,,,,,,,, thanx all
    Re: Data Problems > Errors > Latitude-Longitude v2 Hill 3/24/12 8:12 AM


    On Friday, March 23, 2012 12:37:31 PM UTC-7, myn999 wrote:
    Hi  guys ,,

    Ineed this help  Urgent ,, I am focusing on one part of the world using google earth < but it only goes in time till 1993  not enough , ineed to go back in time till 1980 for example ,, can i do that and h0w >>> youe help is appreciated,,,,,,,,, thanx all

    Satellite imagery  is not available in high resolution everywhere, especially when you are looking back 30+ years ago. Some imagery providers may have aerial photos, so it would be best to try to contact imagery providers in the area you want to examine..
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 ET_Explorer_2012 6/13/12 11:50 PM
    Hill stated "empty folder"

    Noted.

    See reply below Hill's post.

    With correct data.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 Hill 6/14/12 5:45 AM


    On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:50:43 PM UTC-7, ET_Explorer_2012 wrote:
    They look like pockmarks

    You have posted an empty folder. 
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 ET_Explorer_2012 6/14/12 8:40 AM
    Take two, they look like pockmarks
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 Steve Keirstead 6/23/12 1:20 PM
    Pemetic Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, is incorrectly placed in the Geographic Features layer of Google Earth, placing it wrongly near the summit of Cadillac Mountain. The location is correct in Google Maps or by using the search feature in Google Earth.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 TheLedge 6/23/12 2:02 PM
    Hi

    You can report data errors HERE
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 Hill 9/23/12 1:34 PM
    Re: Nevada Test sites censored. 

    A few months ago kyudnov posted about a very large area of southern Nevada being blacked out. You will only notice it if you turn on Historic Imagery and scroll backward to 8/30/2010. As you scroll forward in time from that date you will see various imagery come and go, but the area remains mostly obscured after date. This is certainly the largest and most persistent example of purposeful imagery censorship I've seen. Default imagery shows mostly data from late August 2010 forward.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 Hill 1/28/13 11:19 AM
    This missing ( black) imagery now seems to have been replaced by visible imagery. But viewed up close the various imagery blocks are mostly older than late 2010.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 Guillermo Ehrecke 4/9/13 2:24 PM
    Necesito que me ayuden a saber cuándo actualizarán las fotos satelitales de las coordenadas 25o 36' 08" S - 57o 36' 08" O, o me digan a qué dirección debiera consultar eso. Agradecido. Guillermo Ehreke
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 BeadieJay 4/9/13 2:31 PM

    Hi Guillermo

    The average age of the satellite/aerial imagery is one to three years. If you find something older than three years you can report it using this form.  The following link will tell you more about the imagery - Understanding Google Earth imagery

    Sometimes you can find something more recent in the "historical" imagery: Viewing historical imagery.

    Google doesn't generally give out information about updates before they happen, but you can request to be informed about updates to your area of interest via the Follow your World app. I highly recommend that you sign up to this.

    Thanks.


    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 jose luis moreno ruiz 4/22/13 11:53 PM
    In Spain, La Rioja, Villoslada de Cameros.
    "Ermita de Lomos de Orio" is not correct.
    "Ermita de Lomos de Orios" is correct.
    Thank you.
    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 BeadieJay 4/23/13 6:07 AM

    Hello Jose

    You can Report Data Errors Here

    Or you can go to  Map Maker and create an Edit there, if it's available in your country.

    Thanks.



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    Re: Data Problems Compendium v 1110 January 19, 2012 Денис Клещенок 7/10/13 8:55 AM
    The planet itself rotates, it does not do all the same turn. operating system is windows 7.
    Планета вращается сама, что не делаю все равно вращается. операционная система виндовс 7. 
    Help me
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