Google Satellite tiles misalignment
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Trying to digitize the coast of Dominican Republic at high zoom level, I noticed a strange shift-off in the tile picture when I zoomed further in. Even panning around makes the tiles shift off the digitized line.
I digitized at 1:1269 and zoomed into 1:635. Shapefile and screenshots (all EPSG:3875) are attached.
Strangely this does not happen with bing aerial tiles in the same zoom levels.
Tested with Qgis Lisboa and Master, Openlayers plugin 1.0.0 on Windows 7.
Updated by Jacob Madsen about 1 year ago
I have encountered the same issue. The strange thing is, that the bug only occurs when using the "Google Satellite" layer. The other 3 layers - "Streets", "Hybrid" and "Physical" do not have this problem. OpenLayers 1.1.0 plugin on latest Quantum GIS Desktop build 5ac7d03 running on Windows 7.
Updated by Andre Joost about 1 year ago
... and it does not happen everywhere. Here in Germany I had no such problems. Maybe it is related to the available zoomlevel for Satellite imagery, which might be lower in less populated areas.
Updated by Matthew Schubert 7 months ago
I can confirm this bug. I'm trying to digitize some rail lines, and I notice a zoom difference and offset between the Hybrid and Satellite layers from Google. The Hybrid layer seems to be correct, while the Satellite layer isn't.