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Old 06-18-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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As it seems to be a different format with a propensity of large windows opening up blocking the map giving airflight data and making it hard to plot directions from here to there and copying and pasting the map is now different,i havent figuredout how to do it yet.
Or do i have some kind of virus.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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That's the new and "improved" Google Maps.

Basically, a totally screwed up mess they are shoving down the throats of b(m?)illions of people who would rather have the old maps back

That's one Hell of a business model.

BTW, if you access the ? menu you can go back to classic maps.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I remember in the good ole days in Google Earth when you could zoom in as far as you wanted to with a true top down view. When you try to do that now, it forces the view to a different angle, as though you were coming in for a landing on a plane as opposed to a top down view. Pretty annoying. I haven't seen Google Maps in a while, but their track record of 'fixes' is kind of sad.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:11 AM
 
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That's the new and "improved" Google Maps.

Basically, a totally screwed up mess they are shoving down the throats of b(m?)illions of people who would rather have the old maps back

That's one Hell of a business model.

BTW, if you access the ? menu you can go back to classic maps.
Thanks.
I dont understand why people feel the need to change systems that work very well to systems that may benefit a few but in general dont work as well as the old system,this Google fiasco a case in point.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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It takes time to get rid of all the bug .
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:19 AM
 
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Looks like its impossible to send an email to Google to inform them of what i think of their new map program..
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:40 AM
 
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Actually, you can. If you go to the ? in hte bottom right corner and ask to go to classic Google maps you get a short survey.

But we all know it's a waste of time because how could the Googlites possibly be wrong?
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Yeah, I kvetched about it in this thread:
Don't like the new Google maps and streetview
I've gone back to the Classic Maps version.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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Thanks.
I dont understand why people feel the need to change systems that work very well to systems that may benefit a few but in general dont work as well as the old system,this Google fiasco a case in point.
I can tell you why. The kids all want to do more and better "kewl" things, and to hell with us old geezers who like the way things that have worked reliably in the past.

Change for the sake of change. Forget reliability, functionality, plain old long the mantra of good business, which is "If it ain't broke, then DONT FIX IT!"

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Old 06-23-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, I got hit with this "change" a few days back, and I had to revert back to the "classic" as the new map just wasn't workable. Very twitchy and buggy, and it was nearly impossible to do street view.

I sure hope I can stay with "classic" for good, as I'd hate to have to switch to Bing or Mapquest (does that still exist?)

I never can understand the idea of changing things that are working perfectly to begin with. Can't they pass a law against this kind of junk?
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