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Old 02-08-2016, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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UMMM, what is it that makes you say GM has degraded in the last 5 years???
Well, for one thing is the lack of any new Streetview coverage in the last five years. Yes, they have re-shot a lot of the Streetview coverage in higher-deffinition, and that is a good thing. But they haven’t really expanded the coverage area much, and most of the coverage they do have, even today is still in the low resolution images from 2007 - 2009. Five years ago, they were talking about covering every street in the world. Not only has that not happened, but they haven’t even covered the vast majority of the US. They have spent the last five years, just trying to figure out ways to mess it up.

There was the disastrous makeover of 2014, which just castrated the entire service, and ruined the functionality. It was pretty much universally hated by almost all users, and guess what Google did? They told everyone to **** off, and just forced users to switch to the new Google Maps. They still haven't addressed any of the issues users have with it. They are just waiting for people to forget how good the Classic Google Maps was.


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Old 02-08-2016, 10:49 PM
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Well, for one thing is the lack of any new Streetview coverage in the last five years. Yes, they have re-shot a lot of the Streetview coverage in higher-deffinition, and that is a good thing. But they haven’t really expanded the coverage area much, and most of the coverage they do have, even today is still in the low resolution images from 2007 - 2009. Five years ago, they were talking about covering every street in the world. Not only has that not happened, but they haven’t even covered the vast majority of the US. They have spent the last five years, just trying to figure out ways to mess it up.

There was the disastrous makeover of 2014, which just castrated the entire service, and ruined the functionality. It was pretty much universally hated by almost all users, and guess what Google did? They told everyone to **** off, and just forced users to switch to the new Google Maps. They still haven't addressed any of the issues users have with it. They are just waiting for people to forget how good the Classic Google Maps was.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbP8FqRDWoI

Yeah, it is a daunting task to record most of the earth's streets via car-camera. I do agree that the coverage is kinda lacking.......I have "flown" to areas quiet a few times only to come up with no or limited street view.
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