WTF Is Up With Google Maps

WTF Is Up With Google Maps

Image by Matthew Oliphant
Google Maps has been uppity lately.

I did a search for "24 Newton St., Southborough, MA" and it found it well enough. But when I clicked the "Get Directions To Here," and entered my home address, I got this screen.

How is this a "Did you mean…" situation? And why is a Marlborough option first? Why is only the street address in the To: field?

And this was after I had been searching for "Southboro" instead of Southborough and finding nothing, with no help from Google.

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4 Responses to WTF Is Up With Google Maps

  1. 6809627613 Deleted says:

    This is what’s commonly termed in the map industry as a ‘Database Screw-up’… 😉 Or…were you actually going via Colorado? Road Trip?!!!!

  2. Matthew Oliphant says:

    Database screw-up? Don’t you mean, "Feature?"

  3. 6809627613 Deleted says:

    *coughs* yes, erm, feature….that’s right. 😉

  4. infandibulum says:

    I believe I heard (~June, ’08) that Google maps changed its data provider … One step forward, two steps backward. I can’t even find my own address anymore, so I just use MapQuest. They still know my street name.

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