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Oe/vb-454

Google map indicates that the summit is on a pedestrian crossing! Looks like an Austrian Crowborough (or perhaps a Ruardean).

73

Richard
G3CWI

In reply to G3CWI:

Was just looking where F/AM-280 and F/AM-258 are. The Google gives center of Valdeblore. Problem with Google seems to me.

73, Jaakko OH7BF/F5VGL

In reply to F5VGL:

Perhaps a problem with the co-ordinates?

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Richard
G3CWI

If I click on “Google Map” having clicked on the SOTA ref I get funny results ! - for example GM/CS-077 shows Ben Gulabin in the centre of Perth !!

It has only been doing this recently

Graham G3OHC

In reply to G3OHC:

I have now tried a few and it does seem that the map is defaulting to nearby villages and towns. SP-004 and SP-002 both did this. It does look like a Google problem. Mysterious.

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Richard
G3CWI

In reply to G3CWI:

It is a feature, not a bug. The normal people want to visit the nice villages and wine caves - only few sportives want to climb these hard rocky summits. The mystery is why some of them take a fishing rod with since no fish can survive at such altitudes.

73, Jaakko OH7BF/F5VGL

In reply to F5VGL:

In reply to G3CWI:

It is a feature, not a bug.

Did you work for Microsoft’s Corporate Publicity Department by any chance?

:slight_smile:

73

Richard
G3CWI

In reply to F5VGL:

The mystery is why some of them take a fishing rod with
since no fish can survive at such altitudes.

Yes Jaakko, trouts in lakes…hi !

73 Alain F6ENO

In reply to F6ENO:

I was on a summit putting my roach pole away, and this guy walked up to me and asked if I’d caught any. I said “Yes, you’re the third one!”

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Brian G8ADD

Yes
Problem is Google Maps! Pictures to prove and an Austrian Map to show I was where I said I was as I have on all SOTAs activated!

Phil (on borrowed laptop with foreign keyboard…hard work)

In reply to G4OBK:

Hi Phil

Google seems to have latched on to this problem and now the exact location of the co-ordinates (the summit) is shown with one marker (green arrow) while a different marker shows their guess of a nearby town. They still centre the map on their “guess” so where the markers are a long way apart you may have to zoom out to see the summit marker.

It seems that they still think that Google knows best…

73

Richard
G3CWI

In reply to G3CWI:

Yes Ric - Google Map seems to work well on NO-026. Thanks for the tip off about the arrow colours. I also just checked on OE/VB-454 having been there and it looks pretty good to me from the paths that I can make out. I can also recall a tower nearby and I can just detect that on the screen also.

Good stuff.

Phil