Why is google maps aerial coverage for East Lothian poor?

Google Maps Poor Dunbar
Google Maps Poor Dunbar

Poor aerial coverage over parts of East Lothian continues to be a problem with Google Maps.  Some deserts have higher quality imagery available.

It’s almost useless at low resolutions and not available at high in and around Dunbar. Recent good quality imagery exists and is licensed by the folks at Bing, so why hasn’t Google bothered to update?

Having tried different channels to report poor coverage, recently – yesterday to be precise – came across this:

https://earth.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=data

Hopefully reports don’t go into a black hole.  We’ll see.

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