Post by armchairtraveller on Nov 8, 2015 13:37:22 GMT
I've just been wandering along the South Central Highway in Cicero, Chicago and found the road dark - it's pre dawn. Side roads were recorded in daytime however. Then turning left along the Dwight D Eisnenhower Expressway (290) you see dawn breaking and skies lightening - then a small section from a month before (fully light) before returning a few yards later to dawn breaking.
I would be interested to know why google earth would record street view in the dark. It's not as if it's affording a view of a wonderful night time city scape.
This is my first post so I hope it's compliant with rules etc!
You're right. The purpose of Street View is to amplify the information in Earth/Maps and to give you a real-life perspective on that information, neither of which is achieved in darkness! I can only assume that the contract driver was getting in an early start and the data managed to escape the scrutiny of the imagery guys at Google.
You can report data problems by clicking on the Help > Send Feedback buttons in the menu of the Google Earth Viewer and following the onscreen instructions. SV in the US seems to be more frequently updated than in other parts of the world, for obvious reasons - we're still back in 2009 in my part of Scotland!