I've seen several yellow stripes on the Pokemon Go map around my city. They look as if they are a road or a trail of some kind they are always straight. They never correspond to anything on the ground, nor anything on Google maps.

In this example the stripe goes literally into nowhere.

desert trail

  • This looks like an error in the map parser or an outdated source map. Maybe there was something at the time the map was created.
    – dly
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 7:47
  • @dly, There was never something there, the road in the picture is the "border" of the city, beyond it there is just desert, and there was never something there
    – SIMEL
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 7:49
  • Then it's the other option.. a bug (or feature) with the map parser or files.
    – dly
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 7:57
  • might be some old/new road indicator Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 9:44

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After having looked through a few threads, it seems to be happening in many places. And as such it's probably due to an error with the map itself.

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In this situation, the road seems to "collide" with itself.

  • I actually have a road that sort of collides with itself, and there is a yellow stripe and a gray stripe that veer off from the same point in opposite directions. I'll try get a picture next time I see it.
    – Ben
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 12:56

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