Talk:Catalog of Errors

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As the table grows, should we split the table by country?

Frank 23:15, 26 Apr 2006 (UTC)
As the table grows, should we consider selling it to TeleAtlas =)
--KristianThy 21:33, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

TeleAtlas oddities

While browsing i noticed some oddities

  • they don't differ levels: [1] shows a wild mix of
    • surface streets (Luisenstraße, Schuchardstraße, Elisabethenstraße)
    • Tunnels (Rheinstraße N-S between Zeughausstraße and Hügelstraße and a part of Hügelstraße)
    • underground parking (those unnamed streets in the dark area in the center)
    • multi-storey car park (dark area in the south)
  • they don't differ streets and forest tracks: [2] the only street is "Kirrberger Straße", on the right are just forest tracks
Frank 23:39, 26 Apr 2006 (UTC)

I noticed google maps are bit rubbish at showing train stations. Clapton station is missing for example. It's located where the track crosses the main road there, and although it's a fairly minor station, it's a serious omission. Map-reading in areas like this, you tend to pin-point things in relation to the nearest station. I've noticed several minor stations which are missing, but also major stations such as kings cross are not shown very well. It's more useful to see the area occupied by the station building as on for example.

-- Harry Wood 10:04, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Searching for 'Kensal Rise'

In the news today, there's been a Tornado in Kensal Rise - North West London. I notice google maps search doesn't find 'Kensal Rise'. finds it if you search for a 'London Place' called Kensal Rise (it's not a street) [3]. Just an observation. -- Harry Wood 14:27, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Not as funny as if you search Streetmap for Trafford Centre. --Richard 16:23, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Smithfield Market

The Smithfield Market 'error' isn't as bad as it seems. Its showing the underground access tunnels. If you look carefully at the circular park there is in fact a spiral ramp running round it and exiting underground. There used to be rail access to the market via this lower level and there is, apparently, still access from the basements of some of the adjacent properties that used to be associated with the market.

The line of the spiral is a bit off though! --Ricka 01:02, 9 October 2007 (BST)

Most of the underground space beneath West Smithfield is now occupied by an NCP car park, access to which is gained by a spiral ramp from the north-eastern corner of the park (i.e. the location of the articulated lorry adjacent to the 'turn left' road marking). Some of the underground space is still used, as mentioned above, for loading/unloading and storage associated with the market. Probably better to not rely solely upon comparisons between aerial photography and mapped roads when determining whether or not a road is a deliberate error... --Mynamesnotfred 01:27, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Polegate Bypass

Not sure what the problem is with this one. Seems to match the aerial photography, so unless you're suggesting that's wrong... --Davespod 21:38, 1 September 2009 (UTC)