Elsinore - Strange Brew
Elsinore Brewery is also the place where the movie "Strange Brew" is located:
Google has released its biggest-ever update to Street View, adding 250,000 miles of updated photography and double the number of image collections from notable spots around the world. "We're increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the US, Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada …
Oh great. A big press release about a big update dump. Thanks are due from Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the US, Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada ... and maybe other places
Cluestick for Google - we know that some of your images are old. No problem - they're free. But it would be really REALLY helpful to know just how old. As in - if it's two months then it's close, but if it's five years then we have no idea. It would be nice to know which. And in the absence we have to assume five years which means that it's useless.
I remember when Google Street View rolled out in Australia. What amazed me and my acquaintances was that the mappers didn't stick to the big cities (which is what the American Googlers were doing at the time [*]), but were taking long drives out into the Outback, cameras snapping away. So there are long, long shots of roads such as the Stuart Highway - 2834km from Adelaide to Darwin, with less than 100,000 people along the whole stretch of road. Since the land is millions of years old, I don't think five years have dated the flicks too much.
Now, you might find it useless to look at desert landscapes from the comfort of one's computer. But I find them beautiful - five years old or not - and it's nice that you can pan around as well. It's also educational. When you look at the photos, you start to understand why such as large country as Australia (area wise) has a third the population of the UK.
[* Things have changed now. You can now get Google Street View of the Dalton Highway, which goes through the virtually uninhabited tundra of northern Alaska. I also find those photos beautiful. But as I recall, Google Australia were the first to take the Street View camera and go for long drives in the Back o' Beyond.]
"Cluestick for Google - we know that some of your images are old. No problem - they're free. But it would be really REALLY helpful to know just how old. As in - if it's two months then it's close, but if it's five years then we have no idea. It would be nice to know which. And in the absence we have to assume five years which means that it's useless."
Err - dunno about you but in StreetView on my road, in the bottom left corner is a little note saying "Image date: October 2011". Nip round to my in-law's old place and it says "October 2008".
I'm not sure I agree but then, I'm not sure I'd be right.
The application is called iOS Maps, so substituting that in we get
"Presumably if the application was better than Google's offering"
which sounds fine to me. Isn't it a bit like "a group of players was crying" because there's only one group of many players and here there's only one application of many maps? But then you've got "iOS maps" indicating you are referring to the maps on iOS so then yours could be argued as correct too...
Beer because who cares, it's Friday!
In google maps, "busan maritime museum" brings up four flags for unrelated things, such as hotels....
I mentioned this about a month ago when the amaps issues was discussed here...
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