Please note that the wrong street name appears on your maps for the section of Dundee Road where I live in Broughty Ferry DD5 1DW.

I have previously taken this up with Google maps who eventually corrected their maps.

Compare Open Street Map http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.468552&lon=-2.883056&zoom=18&layers=M

And Google Maps https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=56.46805,-2.88213&spn=0.003218,0.010568&hnear=82+Dundee+Rd,+Broughty+Ferry,+Dundee+DD5+1DW,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=17

Google Maps is right and your map is wrong.

The specific issue is that Dundee Road continues east over the railway bridge into central Broughty Ferry and finishes at the cross roads junction with Claypotts Road, Brook Street and Westfield Road. Brook Street begins from this junction, it does not extend to the west as indicated currently on your map.

asked 26 Jul '12, 14:55

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We aren't allowed to use Google Maps as a source for OpenStreetMap, but based on your description I have been able to find the entry in the OS OpenData Locator datasource that we may use, which matches your description. The name has been updated and should appear soon. You might need to clear locally cached tiles from your browser cache before the changes become apparent.

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answered 26 Jul '12, 15:20

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Also note that editing the map yourself is fast and easy (much more so than with Google Maps). Just click "edit" at the top of the page, fix the road shape or name (dont copy from Google or other copyrighted sources), and click "save". The modification will appear on the rendered map within minutes. See also http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginner's_Guide .

(26 Jul '12, 16:15) Vincent de P... ♦
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