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davekmrhys
03-27-2006, 04:10 PM
I just looked at cornwall, uk and was surprised. At first i thought it had been made hi res but on zooming in it had just been changed from green lo-res to a bright white lo-res. Does anyone know why this has happened as it certainly has not improved cornwall. Or is it a problem with my software, I have no idea??
Does anyone else have this white lo-res over cornwall? :confused:

shrinkingman
03-27-2006, 04:54 PM
I spotted that too, they must have changed some image data in the last few days. I assumed at first that Cornwall was in winter, maybe it is. They've ruined what had been a spectacular view of Brunel's Tamar bridge, you can still see half of it. The shadow it cast was quite amazing, now you can only see half of it and it doesn't join properly. I was also a bit hacked off that the data for Cambridge is now older and a bit poorer quality. I don't understand why this happens.

davekmrhys
03-27-2006, 05:07 PM
I cant believe that has been ruined but i do believe i have seen it in a kmz in the file section, though i not sure if it will be there still?

davekmrhys
03-27-2006, 05:09 PM
it was a place mark not a image, maybe someone has saved the image???

shrinkingman
03-27-2006, 06:35 PM
It's still there on Google Maps. I might capture the image and post it as an overlay.

davekmrhys
03-27-2006, 08:20 PM
It's still there on Google Maps. I might capture the image and post it as an overlay.
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile16484/Tamir-Bridge.htm
just waiting for them to stick it in 'files' cos bored great idea shrinkingman!!! ;) :spin:

nee
03-27-2006, 11:06 PM
I assumed at first that Cornwall was in winter, maybe it is
Hi, im from Cornwall and its deffo not winter here!

This brings me to the question of.....
when are they going to update Cornwall so you can actually zoom in on stuff? :slant:


By the way....top site!

shrinkingman
03-28-2006, 12:00 AM
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile16484/Tamir-Bridge.htm
just waiting for them to stick it in 'files' cos bored great idea shrinkingman!!! ;) :spin:

That was quick, you beat me to it. I was having problems getting it aligned correctly and gave up. I might have left the red marker out, but other than that good work, well done.


Hi, im from Cornwall and its deffo not winter here!

This brings me to the question of.....
when are they going to update Cornwall so you can actually zoom in on stuff?

It may not be winter now but it could have been when the images were taken. They're typically one to three years old and it's not unknown for them to be taken in winter, there are many examples of it. I can't think of another reason that it all looks white.

As for when they'll be hi-res, it's anyone's guess. I just posted a message I got from GE support, you might want to look at that.

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26668#post26668

davekmrhys
03-28-2006, 04:52 PM
i thought that maybe it was just taken when the sun was really bright as there has never been snow 'all' over cornwallas far as i can remember? :confused:

davekmrhys
03-30-2006, 04:10 PM
the download has been denied because apparently the 'blurred white' cornwall is an improvement! :whine:

shrinkingman
03-30-2006, 04:32 PM
I don't think they mean the blurred white bit, it's the hi-res images around Plymouth which have been 'improved'. It's a shame because that was a great shot previously, but I guess we have to get used to the images changing.

davekmrhys
03-30-2006, 04:47 PM
that is what i thought but i also thought the overlay would be good to have as it is quite a prestige part of plymouth, being that it was designed by Brunel. Any how i like the shadow and still think it should be on here just to show the bridge. If anyone has the heart to understand that this overlay is a good thing please let me upload again ;)
I still have the overlay and i think it is a great shot with the shadow.
Maybe one day they will change their minds.....maybe...