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EricWB
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: New maps different thread. Reply with quote

I assume there must be significant changes on the new maps because after map installation and then updating again there are only a few mapshare corrections applied, suggesting the previous more than a thousand have been included. I could be more precise if you want me to restore my backup and check but it would take a bit of persuading.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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suggesting the previous more than a thousand have been included.


I wouldn't bank on that. I've had 3 or 4 new maps over the last year or so and each time i have to re-submit the same corrections each time.

Although the last map (845) did seem to include a number of them finally. It seems they include the ones they verify (???) and then discard those they haven't checked or included.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is one correction I have made on every map I have owned since MapShare began.
Every time a new map comes out I check it, and sure enough I have to do it again.

I haven't seen v850 maps yet, but if anyone wants to check it for themselves, have a look in Putney (London) for a small road which should be called 'Brewhouse Lane'. TomTom always has it as Brewhouse Road.

Not a big problem, but it has become my benchmark... If that one hasn't been corrected, I suspect none of my other ones have been, either.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. I used to use a junction near me which is a sort of roundabout made of short roads. If you have older maps it tries to direct you the wrong way into a One Way street. I've actually sat behind someone who was looking at his TomTom and then at the junction, at his TomTom and then at the junction, at his TomTom and then at the junction and then, despite what his eyes where telling him, followed the TomTom directions and went the wrong way. Even through the correct method of negotiating the junction is blindingly obvious....
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
. . . have a look in Putney (London) for a small road which should be called 'Brewhouse Lane'. TomTom always has it as Brewhouse Road.

Or even Brewhouse Street, and no, it still hasn't been changed!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anita wrote:
Or even Brewhouse Street



D'oh! I'm as bad as they are! Embarassed
(Bit groggy today, Cake Cheers! is my excuse!)

Anita wrote:
...and no, it still hasn't been changed!


Typical! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the same on Google Maps, even though in Streetview you can see a road sign that says "Brewhouse Lane"!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sort of 'error' may be a copyright trap. I'm pretty sure a small road near me is named wrong on purpose especially as no building front onto it.

Is the main motorway into Birmingham still numbered A5127 instead of A38(M)? The A5127 is at the same junction and goes parallel so directions are wrongly given. You can't correct it on mapshare either. Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the reason there are no MapShare corrections on offer with new maps is that TT simply don't pass them on and you have to do them all over again.

Anyway, my roundabout, which I have reported for five years, first to TeleAtlas and lately on MapShare as being non-existent has at last been removed (it's still on our site map at 51.452255, -2.418451 and Google maps, although Streetview shows it as the crossroads it has always been). None of my other six corrections have been done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GerryC wrote:
Is the main motorway into Birmingham still numbered A5127 instead of A38(M)? The A5127 is at the same junction and goes parallel so directions are wrongly given. You can't correct it on mapshare either. Mad

Yes, both roads are numbered A5127, as they are on Google Maps.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked the A38M v A5127 on the new map and yes its still shown as A5127. The weird thing is that the A38M existed long before navigation satellites were ever launched, but its correct in my now very old Autoroute 2001.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't noticed any changes in my area, all the errors are still there. The only real change I noticed on V845 before was that they finally put Heathrow T5 in.
There is a road near me that was cut off by a bypass about 10 years ago and wrongly shows as connected to the bypass. It's been in our local newspaper several times as trucks are always getting stuck down there and can't tun round, so what hope have we got Sad

If google maps gave you the option to submit map corrections things might get sorted out quicker.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can submit changes direct to TeleAtlas here

I've done quite a few, quite a few times now. A couple have even been acknowledged and possibly actioned. Even though i can't find the changes actually appearing on a map...
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