Google Maps weirdness

Can you spot what’s wrong with this picture of one of the busiest intersections of Toronto –Bloor St. and Yonge St., from Google Maps?

Bloor and Yonge

It took me a few seconds to detect why and how weird it is. This is a Google-specific thing —Live Maps and Yahoo Maps versions are just fine.

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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4 Responses to Google Maps weirdness

  1. leo says:

    You should take a look at Manhattan. The weird thing is that is is pieced together really well.

    Take a look at the north west corner of Bryant Park, then go a few blocks north, it gets better:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&q=bryant+park&near=New+York,+NY&fb=1&cid=0,0,10851970842356366429&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image
    Those building must really love each other.

  2. Jorge says:

    Oh wow… the area around Rockefeller Center in particular is bizarre.

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