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New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:44 am
by smeggypants
New google maps is utterly shit!! - -Now forced to use it. ARRGHHH!!!!


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New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:11 am
by Resonance
Can't see any difference :confused: Or have I been using the new version for a while?

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:56 am
by smeggypants
Resonance wrote:Can't see any difference :confused: Or have I been using the new version for a while?



You may have been - new version has images across the bottom in a film strip and the little man for street view is on bottom right.

There's a thread on the google product forum alight with angry people. Until today you could choose to use the classic google maps which actually worked very well. Now you're forced to use the new one. :(

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:13 am
by Resonance
Ah right, yes I've been using that for ages.

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:06 am
by chinchin
Google maps was good, then turned rubbish. I didn't realise you could go back to the classic version. If it ain't broke don't fix it! :stomp: :stomp: :stomp:

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:29 am
by smeggypants
chinchin wrote:Google maps was good, then turned rubbish. I didn't realise you could go back to the classic version. If it ain't broke don't fix it! :stomp: :stomp: :stomp:



Yeah you could. Up until yesterday. bastards!!!

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:18 am
by smeggypants
crumbs wrote:Google Maps on the desktop is one annoying cunt. The boxes on the top-left take up far too much of the screen. I want to see the fucking map!


the old google maps you could click that left hand column out of sight and have almost full screen map

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:18 pm
by Mr Squirrel
I only have the pictures on the bottom of the screen (on satellite view) on my map. I dont have any of the other columns that you speak of. :shrug:

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:41 am
by Channel Hopper
smeggypants wrote:
crumbs wrote:Google Maps on the desktop is one annoying cunt. The boxes on the top-left take up far too much of the screen. I want to see the fucking map!


the old google maps you could click that left hand column out of sight and have almost full screen map


Have you tried accessing it through Google Earth ?

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:15 pm
by smeggypants
Channel Hopper wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
crumbs wrote:Google Maps on the desktop is one annoying cunt. The boxes on the top-left take up far too much of the screen. I want to see the fucking map!


the old google maps you could click that left hand column out of sight and have almost full screen map


Have you tried accessing it through Google Earth ?



I use Google earth all the time. The street view implementation of Google maps *was* much better

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:09 pm
by Mr Squirrel
Used Google Earth for the first time in yonks yesterday... Fucking brilliant!

3D mapping now (or since i last used it) so buildings are erm.. 3D! It has put a totally new edge on the thing and you can see things in a way that you could not before. I think its fucking ace and cant stop looking at different places on it! :)

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:13 pm
by smeggypants
Mr Squirrel wrote:Used Google Earth for the first time in yonks yesterday... Fucking brilliant!

3D mapping now (or since i last used it) so buildings are erm.. 3D! It has put a totally new edge on the thing and you can see things in a way that you could not before. I think its fucking ace and cant stop looking at different places on it! :)



3d models of buildings has been on google earth for years. I used to have it turned off as it was too processor intensive. but pretty cool now.

You can make the models and put them on there yourself too :)

Must admit I can get lost for hours on google earth.

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:17 pm
by Mr Squirrel
Right! :thumb:

I think my G.E must have done an update at some point since i last used it. It used to be interesting but nothing like as interesting as it is now.

Im kind of hooked at the moment. :)

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:44 pm
by smeggypants
Found MH17 yet?

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:46 pm
by Mr Squirrel
smeggypants wrote:Found MH17 yet?


No

Im too busy looking for topless sunbathers :D

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:16 pm
by mecheller38
I don't use it often but think it's still ancient 2006 pics of my house that's on it

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:31 pm
by Channel Hopper
Around here the roads appear to have been imaged about five months ago. No nude sunbathing that I can see though.

There is no date on Google Earth that I can see, but to their credit I can look into the sky (at night), plus the moon and Mars in some good detail, just to see how the locusts managed to hide the canals.

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:40 pm
by smeggypants
Channel Hopper wrote:Around here the roads appear to have been imaged about five months ago. No nude sunbathing that I can see though.

There is no date on Google Earth that I can see, but to their credit I can look into the sky (at night), plus the moon and Mars in some good detail, just to see how the locusts managed to hide the canals.


Imagery date on bottom right - you can select historical imagery in tool bar too
Image

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:25 am
by Channel Hopper
smeggypants wrote:Imagery date on bottom right - you can select historical imagery in tool bar too


Thanks

Last date is 06/2015, allegedly. More interesting though is the imagery start date of 1945.

New google maps is utterly shit!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:03 am
by smeggypants
Channel Hopper wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Imagery date on bottom right - you can select historical imagery in tool bar too


Thanks

Last date is 06/2015, allegedly. More interesting though is the imagery start date of 1945.



Quite a bit of the south and east of England is aerial mapped from just after the war