Game Golf switched from Google Earth satellite imagery to Bing Maps?

Until very recently, Game Golf had used Google Earth's satellite imagery. But it looks like they've now switched to Bing Maps imagery.



Yesterday, after syncing the data from my morning round at my usual/home course, many of the hole layouts that GameGolf's website was displaying on my screen were appearing way waaay off.



D • Ping G400 Max  • Alta CB 55
3w • Cobra King LTD  • Aldila Tour Green 75
3h • Callaway Epic • Recoil 780ES
4i • Srixon U65 • Miyazaki 7s
5i-9i • Srixon Z945 • KBS Tour
46/50/54/58 • Cleveland RTX3 • DG Wedge
Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide Flow
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    Google Maps - better than Apple or Microsoft anything...
    "My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch" - Lee Trevino

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  • GrumpyCatGrumpyCat Members Posts: 23 ✭✭
    In general, I don't have any issues with Bing Maps. However, in this particular case, the imagery that Bing is currently publishing for my home course is very outdated.
    D • Ping G400 Max  • Alta CB 55
    3w • Cobra King LTD  • Aldila Tour Green 75
    3h • Callaway Epic • Recoil 780ES
    4i • Srixon U65 • Miyazaki 7s
    5i-9i • Srixon Z945 • KBS Tour
    46/50/54/58 • Cleveland RTX3 • DG Wedge
    Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide Flow
  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭
    GrumpyCat wrote:


    In general, I don't have any issues with Bing Maps. However, in this particular case, the imagery that Bing is currently publishing for my home course is very outdated.




    Bing has higher quality images on their maps. We used bing maps for quite a few of my land development design projects. But yes while the quality is better, they're not as updated as google.
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  • SmilesySmilesy Posts: 229 ✭✭
    mid year Google changed their pricing for the Maps API, I would guess it's related to that.
  • J_BirdieJ_Birdie LOFT Issue Members Posts: 1,698 ✭✭
    Google just cranked their prices on using the API. Got us at work too.
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    Cobra Fly-Z+ 3W w/ Aldila Tour Blue 75X 42.75"
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i / Diamana D+ 92HY X 1* Up 18* loft
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  • OufcfanOufcfan Banbury, Oxfordshire , EnglandMembers Posts: 41 ✭✭
    I had a similar issue with gamegolf changing a couple of years ago. A quick email to them and they changed it back very quickly
  • xreyukxreyuk Posts: 136 ✭✭
    I think their mapping is now completely out of whack. Has my course mapped properly, but not the yardages it seems. There's multiple shots on my round today where I've lasered, and GPS'd the same distance for a shot, using my 150 yard 8 iron as an example, stuck it to about 6 ft pin high. Gamegolf reports that same shot as 135 yards.



    I find it hard to believe that the GPS and laser gave the same reading but would be incorrect, must be a Gamegolf problem.
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    Mizuno MP54 4-PW
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    Titleist Vokey SM6 - 56°
    Cleveland RTX3 - 60°
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