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Is Aerial/Satelite Imagery better?

Aerial photos only gives a top angle

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With ScoutMaster you can see activity and signage

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With ScoutMaster you can see the signage, only then can you create this:

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But what about Google Street View?

Street View does not always cover entire study areas

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Only main routes done in smaller towns

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Informal and poor areas gets "red-lined"

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Main routes and areas with economic activity gets preference

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Remote areas are not priority

StreetView is most of the time outdated!

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Less affluent areas do not get regular updates. Sometimes > 7 years old.

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Side Streets (even in popular areas like Loftus Versfeld) not regularly updated

Alice Lane in Sandton

Date analysed: Feb 2024

Latest Street View image: Mar 2020

Image intervals: 2015 - 2017 - 2020

Hans Strydom Ave in Cape Town CBD

Date analysed: Feb 2024

Latest Street View image: July 2022

Image intervals: 2009 - 2010 - 2013 - 2015 - 2017 - 2022

East London CBD

Date analysed: Feb 2024

Latest Street View image: Aug 2022

Image intervals: 2009 - 2014 - 2022

Selosesha Unit 1 - Thaba Nchu - Free State

Date analysed: Feb 2024

Latest Street View image: Oct 2010

Image intervals: April and Oct 2010

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