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    Anyone else noticed Google Maps has been slower than a slow thing on a slow day for a while now?

    It still hasnt loaded the directions pane now. I eventually went to the AA site to get the route plan I wanted, that popped up in a matter of seconds complete with map - Powered By Google.
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    Yes and I quite like it. I'm working on a google maps mashup app, and if users get used to waiting ages for the tiles to load, they hardly notice my server trips to fetch the markers.

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    Had to laugh at this though.

    Google Maps is advertising the fact that they now have the Canaries on Steet View.

    Somehow I dont think this is what they intended you too see when you click the link....
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    I'm glad you posted that. I have been wondering what it is about my configuration / cache / history / memory usage / whatever that means it takes so long.

    Also, web sites that embed a little Googlemap take yonks.

    Crap, innit?

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    It's working at lightning speed for me - whether in ClientOrg's office, over the hotel wi-fi, or over broadband at home

    It seemed to be a bit slow occasionally a couple of months ago, but it's been fine since then.

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    With remarkable synergy (hence my remarking upon it), I followed the above links and got as far as Internet Exploder starting to fire up the StreetView. That was on my desktop.

    I am now logged in on my laptop as IE is still not responding.

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    its running very fast for me in IE8 on windows 7
    but not so fast in IE8 on windows XP

    (Same 3 year old laptop, so not a hardware issue)
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