Google Maps – Reading People’s Minds!!

Posted: November 19, 2007 in Just Out!
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I haven’t posted anything here for a while, and then suddenly two posts within a few hours!! Oh well! I just couldn’t let this one go.

Speaking of the Heroes show I was just talking about in my last post, it seems that the fellows at Google have someone with mind reading abilities among them. I was just talking with a colleague a couple of hours ago, and she mentioned that she was trying to find an address on Google maps, but it pointed her to the wrong place. I mean, even though Google maps is usually pretty accurate, sometimes it can be a bit off. That conversation was just a couple of hours ago, and guess what, about 10 minutes ago, I came across this post. It seems that Google already noticed that problem, and they are now allowing users (not yet everywhere), to edit the pointer locations to make them point to the right places. Of course they had to make sure that no one will just do that for fun, so you have to be logged in with your Google account to do that, and any modification greater than 200 meters has to be approved first. Also, if you are searching for a location that has been edited, you will still be able to see where it was originally pointing. Unfortunately it is not available for addresses in Canada yet!!

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