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Look ma, they copied Eiffel!
Roppongi Hills (0.91 mi / 1.47 km)
Diet of Japan (1.19 mi / 1.92 km)
Tsukiji fish market (1.38 mi / 2.22 km)
Aoyama municipal cemetery (1.39 mi / 2.24 km)
Logo on building roof (1.65 mi / 2.65 km)
State Guest House (1.71 mi / 2.75 km)
Kokyo, the Japanese Imperial Palace (1.95 mi / 3.14 km)
Tokyo National Stadium (2.18 mi / 3.51 km)
Yurikamome Line (2.24 mi / 3.61 km)
Nippon Budokan (2.43 mi / 3.91 km)
From: TexasAndroidI'm a moderator at Google Globetrotting, so we had to go through what I'm about to describe to you.
Mon Aug 01 07:40:52 -0700 2005
When Google added Maps level information to Japan, they adjusted the locations of the entire country. This put existing map links for everything off by a bit. The links for most everything in Japan created before the shift now point a bit to the NW of where the object is. So the object is to the SE. In the Tokyo Tower map, for instance, the tower is now just off the map to the SE from where the link is pointing.
This mostly effects small sized objects. Buildings, airplans, etc. For larger objects, like airports or theme parks, the shift is not enough to move the link off of the object, and so adjustment is not necessarily needed. But all map links to smaller objects in Japan need to be adjusted.
From: barbatusNo kiddin' ... And why did they do that? Security measure?
Mon Aug 01 17:23:48 -0700 2005
From: TexasAndroidMy guess, and this is only a guess, if that they were somehow off the first time, and adjusted the locations to get it right.
Mon Aug 01 18:39:41 -0700 2005
From: barbatusThey probably had an earthquake when shooting pictures :)
Mon Aug 01 19:22:37 -0700 2005
From: tedderthanks guys, I updated the link.
Tue Aug 02 12:15:29 -0700 2005
From: TexasAndroidVery good. But part of my point was that *all* entries in Japan, especially the smaller ones, need to be adjusted. Not just this one.
Tue Aug 02 14:04:50 -0700 2005
From: tedderyep- I'll rely on the faithful contributors to find these problems.
Tue Aug 02 14:42:56 -0700 2005