Google Maps misses the park

I noticed that the version of Vancouver seen on Google Maps is missing a bunch of parks that the real-life Vancouver has. Comparing it to the map from the Vancouver Park Board, I made a list of parks missing from Google:

Harbour Green Park
Barclay Heritage Square
Marina Square
Cardero Park
Portal Park
Discovery Square
Cathedral Square
Victory Square
Wendy Poole Park
May & Lorne Brown Park
Helmcken Park
Creekside Park
Sutcliffe Park
Granville Loop Park
Willow Park
Choklit Park

Some of them are small parkettes, but many are not. Harbour Green, Creekside, and Sutcliffe are all quite large. Added up, that's a lot of local green space that Google isn't showing. I only compared the downtown and false creek areas, so there are surely more. Maybe Google is missing your local park?

Posted by dustin on July 24, 2007 with category tags of

That is very interesting, I haven't noticed this one so far. I would really like to know why Google Maps miss some parks..
   comment by Jay Banks on July 24, 2007

It's probably because it is using somewhat outdated photos. Satellites that snap pictures of the entire surface don't update every day, after all.
   comment by GBGames on July 24, 2007

Thanks for pointing this out. I will see if we can get Google Maps to update their site.

Spencer Herbert
Park Commissioner
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
   comment by Spencer Herbert on July 24, 2007

Some of the missing parks have existed for many years (Sutcliffe since the 70's). So I don't think it's due to outdated satellite photos.
   comment by dustin (#1) on July 24, 2007

it is good to keep this list, since my family and I always try to find something new to visit
   comment by Ol on November 5, 2010


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