|Yankee Stadium according to Google Maps|
I have recently noticed that the Google maps data around and near Manhattan is ridiculously old. How old I am not sure, but it is at least 3.5 years out of date. The landmarks that triggered this realization are probably not that interesting to most people, but in looking around I found one that pretty much everyone should recognize.
On Google Maps, the new Yankee Stadium, the one that they played the entire 2009 season in, and the one that broke ground on 8/06/2006 and was being built in 2007, and 2008, does not exist in the sattelite imagery.
When I say it doesnt exist, what I mean is, as you can see from the above picture, there is not only no new stadium, there is not even a *hint* of construction. Nothing. Nada. What is shown in the image is the old track and field that was there before the new stadium was built.
Interestingly, if you look at the red circle in the picture, which marks where the stadium really is, the meta data is correct. They seem to know where the stadium is. But the image is clearly very old.
The question really is, how old? Could it really be four or five years old? This is really incredible to me, as it reflects, at best a severe complacency around the quality of the data they are using. Why can't they at least do yearly satellite image update over the worlds most populated cities?
|Bing's view of Yankee Stadium.|
Interestingly, as you can see from the above photo, Bing is a bit better, as they clearly show construction, but very early construction. I presume this is from early 2007 or late 2006.