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I was flying over Brampton Ontario east towards Hamilton when I noticed a really odd brown strip in the landscape.  This is in the location of a major highway - 403.  Upon closer look the road was there next to the strip and I thought it might be a hydo easement so check Google maps and there is nothing there.  I am sure you have lots of anomolies in Vector or maybe this is due to the new LC product.  Perhaps you can take a look at it.  thanks.

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OK here are some screenshots of what I am talking about.  Location is 430958N 0801853W

 

Here is the view from P3D.  The highway is on the bottom side of the brown smudge.  I should note that the rivers are portrayed very accurately and so is the highway in terms of location, curves in the road, etc.

 

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from the aircraft view.

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Here is what you see on Google Earth.  The highway is running top to bottom of the picture in the middle.  No brown smudge.

 

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The devs might have a different answer but my initial suggestion is it's a powerline.  The GIS data is semi-automated so if a mapping agency has mapped that line as a powerline the landclass program will put it in as a powerline.  That's my guess.

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11 hours ago, John Dow said:

The devs might have a different answer but my initial suggestion is it's a powerline.  The GIS data is semi-automated so if a mapping agency has mapped that line as a powerline the landclass program will put it in as a powerline.  That's my guess.

 

Interesting that you say this, it may be true but I don't recall seeing this in RW.  But here is another case with a very large hydro path along Highway 407 across north Toronto.  

 

You can see in the Google earth image the path at the south side of the highway, very clearly seen.

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In P3D you can also see the path and the towers are there, maybe not quite as clearly cutout but still a great representation of reality.  So why would this be done essentially correctly but the other one one in such a different way that is a big departure from reality?

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