Friday, July 02, 2010

Why did Chemin Nordet disappear from Google maps?

One of Quebec's best cycling roads has disappeared from Google maps.

In the Laurentian hills is one of the paradise roads for cyclists, Chemin Nordet. It is located between Lac Superieur and St-Donat, and was new-built in the last decade. It is quite a road, with big hills, wide shoulders, and no condos.

For some unknown and possibly weird reason, this road disappeared from Google maps a couple of years ago.

We are beginning to believe that "You can't trust an internet map" is the truth!

Chemin Nordet in on a 2007 google map (blue dots)

Google maps in 2010 has no Chemin Nordet, not a trace!

Bing maps has the road on it.

Bring back Chemin Nordet!


At 10:42 AM, Blogger Molybdenum said...

I've also noticed a few errors in Google Maps lately. It seems to be a result of them using their own road data lately, rather than that of a 3rd party.

You can try clicking the Report a Problem link in the bottom right corner of the window. There's even an option for them to email you when the problem is fixed.

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

thanks, we reported it last year but got back a "we don't find a problem and stop bothering us" kind of response.


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