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Google map, is it just me or have they made some changes?


Blackhat

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It always used to open up showing the whole UK, now when I open it shows my town fairly close in. Are they using ISP info or IP address, how does it know where I live?

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Quickbeam

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If Google maps know where you are, why is that when you search a road name, something simple like Church Road or station road, which every town has, that you can get the first options coming up hundreds of miles away instead of the nearest of the name?

In some cases I've even had the street name's first option to be in America, a different continent, or even Australia, a different continent in an opposite hemisphere!

And now that the Mars Curiosity Rover has started mapping Mars, will they be putting their road names into the Google universal index?

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Blackhat

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Still scratching my head over this.

Query, does this happen for anyone using pre IE9 and does this happen to anyone opening on their correct location? Some of you have said that you get varied locations on opening Google map.

Upgraded to IE9 last week and that is the only change on my home pc recently.

My office pc’s are all pre IE9 and don’t open goggle map on their location. Although I am leaning towards this being an ISP thing, office is with BT, home is with Virgin.

What if your ISP allows a third party know your location without your permission?

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Woolwell

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Blackhat

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Woolwell

I think that link sums it up for me, cheers.

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