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Author Topic: Gas price maps in Ft. Collins and Colorado need to be updated Back to Topics
coflyer

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 5:19:15 PM

They must be over ten years old because there are several streets and highways missing. Soon a station will be opening in the city of Longmont that is on one of these "new" highways, (It was completed ten years ago.) On your map, it will be out in the middle of a field.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 6:13:59 PM

scoutmaster:

While it's diverting from the original post, in many countries (I speak from experience) local governments and the military classify maps and don't allow many types of maps to be sold locally. That's despite the same maps being available virtually worldwide and the same or similar (or even more detailed) maps being available via the internet. So while it's not "state secrets" as CampKohler suggests, maps are considered security and/or military issues in many places.

As for "being in favor of outdated maps", it's not that anyone is in favor of outdated maps but rather that it's possible that Gas Buddy does not have an agreement to continually replace maps with new or updated maps, and there may be either financial or computer-integration issues in replacing/updating maps on a frequent basis for the many different operating platforms they use.

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 4:55:05 PM

Yeah updated maps are what is needed.

What countries keep accurate maps a secret, CampKohler?
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 3:48:01 PM

This suggestion has been added to the H Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

Here, here! It would be hard to imagine anyone being in favor of outdated maps (except in certain countries where they consider accurate maps state secrets).

[Edited by: CampKohler at 6/26/2013 3:52:51 PM EST]
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 11:59:12 PM

Nothing new here, no pun intended. We’ve been griping about these crappy maps for years now. Not just Colorado, the whole country is stuck in a time warp. GB uses Google Maps in the MSL; why not use them for Map Gas Prices?? The programmers seem to be too busy converting to faded, low-contrast colors and removing the borders of tables to spend any time on desperately out-of-date maps.

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