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Aerial view in Maps app are old

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    Aerial view in Maps app are old


    The Maps app that is on the start screen shows an aerial view of my neighborhood that is at least three years old. It says copyright 2014 but it is obvious the image is very old.

    This is a new computer updated to Win 8.1. Does the app need updating? Pretty disappointing.

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    My guess is that the satellite images are needing updating. It's an expensive business. Until recently, my home was shown as bush land and a wood frame in google maps, I built my house over 5 years ago.
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    Nothing to do with Windows (any windows), OS or computer, those are pictures from a satellite and when lover than 2000 meters/yards taken from airplane. This must be one of the strangest "disappointments" I ever heard of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Nothing to do with Windows (any windows), OS or computer, those are pictures from a satellite and when lover than 2000 meters/yards taken from airplane. This must be one of the strangest "disappointments" I ever heard of.
    Seriously? I know its not about the OS. I posted this in apps didn't I?

    Google Maps is up to date. So is Yahoo.

    I assume the Maps app uses Bing. So obviously Bing isn't up to date. And yes it is a huge disappointment that a major company thats trying to make inroads into the app market and in fact forces me to use their app shows me a three year old map.

    Frankly its an epic fail and there is no excuse for why they don't have an up to date map when every other major company does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    My guess is that the satellite images are needing updating. It's an expensive business. Until recently, my home was shown as bush land and a wood frame in google maps, I built my house over 5 years ago.
    For me Google and Yahoo maps are definitely closer to current. I can tell they are probably less than a year old.

    So for me Google and Yahoo don't have a problem making sure they have up to date maps. Or at least newer than several years old like MS Maps uses. I live in a major metro area. There is no reason MS shouldn't have a more current map.
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    Obtaining Satellite images is an expensive business. I'm not saying its an excuse, one would assume Microsoft has its own Satellite, actually, I would be surprised if MS didn't have one Satellite per human being on this planet .. oh hang on, that's google.

    Epic fail it is. but so is BING?

    EDIT ^^^ Yeah Agreed

    i don't wanna see my house, it's messy. But the lady next door has a nice pool and cute friends. just sayin ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    This must be one of the strangest "disappointments" I ever heard of.
    Oh I don't know. My son was pretty disappointed he couldn't see his mum coming home from work in real time on Google. Depends on your expectations and 5 year olds certainly have high expectations
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    This must be one of the strangest "disappointments" I ever heard of.
    Oh I don't know. My son was pretty disappointed he couldn't see his mum coming home from work in real time on Google. Depends on your expectations and 5 year olds certainly have high expectations
    Thats just adorable lol
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    People really think its ok for the Maps app to have three or four year old images? In this day and age?

    Especially when other services have up to date images?

    Keep drinking the Kool Aid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    People really think its ok for the Maps app to have three or four year old images? In this day and age?

    Especially when other services have up to date images?

    Keep drinking the Kool Aid.
    And here is bing saying " people still think its ok to have expectations for free services, when there are other apps out there to choose from"

    My son comes from the generation "I want therefore I desurve" im forever slapping him upside the head lol
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