Online Maps And Directions, Still (Mostly) Hit Or (Once In A While) Miss
from the and-so-it-goes dept
A few years back there was a story about how the various online mapping and directions services, such as Mapquest, occasionally pointed people in the wrong direction. A few months later, we noted that the NY Times wrote a nearly identical article. This time, it appears that the NY Times isn't copying another source, but instead are rewriting their own articles. They've written up another article that discusses (you guessed it) that some of these online mapping and direction sites can steer you wrong. What's odd, is that the article doesn't even mention that Google entered this game in a big way a few months back. Still, it sounds like, every once in a while, these mapping systems might not be perfect. We believe most people survive, however, even if it involves (gasp!) asking for directions.