As far as I know, the imagery shown is not modified in any way by Lightroom, it's all done via Google. So I don't think there's anything Adobe can do about this. (And I'm not seeing "blurry" anyway, I'm seeing images taken at two different times of the year)
Why would Lightroom have code to "blur" certain map images, anyway?
The map data used in LR is from Google and I suppose comes directly from Google. LR only displays the map in a window paints it's data on top.
The data on the google web is a pseudo 3D, I simply suppose that Adobe uses a prior "flat" version of this. This however, is not important for the use of LR.
dj_paige:Villa Jovis is "blurred" (deformed) in LR.
thanks for your answers. Actually I thought like you: my would the 2 images be different? In LR it has to be taken directly from Google Maps without modification. I found the answer: the blurred/distorted/deformed image I saw on LR was actually the same as on the Google Maps 2D version... and I was comparing with the Google Maps 3D version, which was not deformed.
So this is a Google problem. On LR it is a problem as well, as I can not geo-tag the pictures properly, but there is nothing to do about it...
No, there is nothing you can do about this. But I don't use the map for 100% precise tagging. Mostly, it is not necessary. If it is necessary, you need to use a GPS enabled camera.
but GPS is often unprecise or random - on the other hand as you say, it is mostly useless to map a picture
Not useless, but not precise. I'm happy to mark my pictures to the town or the quarter. My GPS does that too, but I have to mount it to my camera, as it is an external device.