To those out there using InControl2 and the maps showing the location of where devices are.
We are seeking support from our colleagues within the Peplink Community for the return of Google Maps as the mapping platform of choice.
When working with remote locations most of our sites can not benefit from this new (in our view) second rate mapping system that does not support aerial imagery with the previous hybrid combining of aerial imagery and maps. A lot of our customer’s locations show up as in the middle of nowhere and the maps become a meaningless piece of clutter on the platform in the new form.
The previous integration with Google Maps was certainly better in all Peplink/Pepwave platforms we’ve seen compared to the move over to this new mapping platform.
Here is a high-level example from February 2019
Same high-level example from November 2019
Notice the loss of details available in the new system. This is more evident when you compare to “Satelite View” (aerial) as seen in this capture from November 2019.
Now imagine what this is like when you zoom into the ground level.
There appears to be no previous discussion that we can find requesting the drop of Google Maps and the features offered within IC2 and also Peplink/Pepwave devices.
We invite everyone to share your thoughts for the IC2 team on this change. The change appears to have happened without consultation of those using IC2.
What would be more useful as a change in the Maps is to be able to use custom floor plans as mentioned in this previous feature request Incontrol2 support Floor Plan View and upload Floor Plan.
Happy to Help,