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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » December 15th, 2016, 12:34 pm

It would be cool if Google put out some kind of color-coded overview map showing the most recent streetview date for each street. They have the data...can't be that hard to map it, right?

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Google Maps

Postby Anondson » January 26th, 2017, 2:04 pm

Google Maps (for Android) will have "parking difficulty" indicators for 25 cities, including the Twin Cities.

https://blog.google/products/maps/know- ... ogle-maps/

Any Droid user out there care to do a review? Maybe multiple attempts and write up a big ol' post.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby grant1simons2 » May 7th, 2017, 8:01 pm

2004 Nicollet Mall looking just as awful

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9768,-9 ... 600!8i2800

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Re: Google Maps

Postby FISHMANPET » May 7th, 2017, 9:06 pm

How the hell do you even do a photosphere in 2004.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby seanrichardryan » May 7th, 2017, 9:09 pm

Was Sam Goody still open or was that a ghost sign?
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Re: Google Maps

Postby twinkess » May 7th, 2017, 9:49 pm

How the hell do you even do a photosphere in 2004.
If you had taken all those pictures back then you could stitch them together today.
Was Sam Goody still open or was that a ghost sign?
That would have been a year or two before it closed.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby QuietBlue » May 8th, 2017, 9:13 am

It's interesting that TJ Maxx left, considering that they're doing really well these days, compared to most of the other stores that have left downtown.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby BBMplsMN » May 8th, 2017, 9:30 am

There's already a Marshall's downtown and they're owned by the same company, so it probably doesn't make sense for them to have two locations there.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby QuietBlue » May 8th, 2017, 11:03 am

They're not quite the same, despite both being TJX stores. There's overlap, but the assortments are a bit different.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Nathan » May 8th, 2017, 4:02 pm

2004 Nicollet Mall looking just as awful

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9768,-9 ... 600!8i2800
Cuuuuuuuuuute!

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3D Apple Maps

Postby Anondson » June 7th, 2017, 1:17 am

The Flyover Mode looks like it got a refresh of 3D models for Minneapolis, like truly recent. Right in time to have it be accurate for the Super Bowl? Until this week it still was showing a six year old 3D model of the city that still had the Metrodome.

I'm chuckling that Flyover Mode shows the Wells Fargo logo on the new buildings.

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby billhelm » June 7th, 2017, 8:16 am

The Wells Fargo Logos are still there

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby Anondson » June 7th, 2017, 8:22 am

Wasn't there an agreement to alter the logo on the roof in some way?

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby EOst » June 7th, 2017, 8:23 am

Is it only downtown? Noticing old imagery elsewhere.

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby Anondson » June 7th, 2017, 8:28 am

It looks just downtown to me.

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby billhelm » June 8th, 2017, 11:39 am

Wasn't there an agreement to alter the logo on the roof in some way?
I thought so, but maybe it was just not to light them at night.

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby nBode » June 10th, 2017, 11:06 am

The roof signs can't be three-dimensional and they can't be lit, if I remember correctly.

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby amiller92 » June 12th, 2017, 9:37 am

I haven't been keeping close tabs on them, but I just went to look from the conference room down the hall and they don't look any different to me. Definitely still three dimensional. Not currently lit, but it's daytime.

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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby Qhaberl » June 12th, 2017, 2:11 pm

My phone no longer shows mpls in 3D. Did the restart and update. Shows all other cities, but not Mpls? Any ideas?


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Re: 3D Apple Maps

Postby MSPtoMKE » June 13th, 2017, 1:18 am

I'd give it a little time. When I first tried to view the 3D imagery on my iPhone or iPad, I had the same problem. However I could view it on the desktop version of Apple Maps. Now it has appeared on my mobile devices.

Anyways, the imagery is newer than Google's, but not super recent. I'd say late summer or early fall of last year?
My flickr photos.


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