Jun 02 2008
In the last few days Google has added roads to Guernsey. It appears that they have got the data from Guernsey Digimap, as there appears to be better coverage that from any of the GPS device manufacturers I have seen.
If it is the case that the data was provided by Digimap then it may mean that we may be getting higher resolution images. I know Digimap offered images to Google in the past but might they have just accepted the offer?
Two points to note about the roads:
- Some of the roads are tracks that are closed to traffic (much to my annoyance).
- In the map and terrain views the coast line is very rough.
- Searching for a road name in Guernsey you need to search for: “road name, parish, Guernsey” or “road name, parish” otherwise it doesn’t find it.
The route finding appears to work quite well, although with local knowledge of traffic and junction layouts mean I wouldn’t necessarily choose the route Google suggests. It is, however, more than adequate for visitors.