Google Maps Directions FAIL

I just encountered this mistake.

As always, verify that what Google tells you makes sense before you go driving off.

See it live: http://tinyurl.com/ybzrocx

Screen shot:

See it in Street View.

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5 Responses to “Google Maps Directions FAIL”

  1. Rod Roudi says:

    nice one…
    I have another, albeit a bit funny/ironic…

    Google Maps Microsoft’s NYC office — 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NYC…

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1290+Avenue+of+the+Americas,+New+York,+NY&sll=40.753745,-73.995932&sspn=0.009103,0.01929&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Sixth+Avenue&z=15

    puts you at 23rd and 6th Avenue — however, that is incorrect. Microsoft’s 1290 location is midtown West near Radio City Music Hall

  2. James D says:

    It looks like it’s physically possible. What’s the story behind that one? Some sort of cop entrance/exit?

  3. brian says:

    Yeah, it appears to be an emergency services / service vehicles only entrance.

  4. InStyle76 says:

    I dunno, if you look at the Street View, it looks pretty doable. The “exit” is pretty wide open. I’d try it!

  5. bob says:

    Rod Roudi:

    Stick in 1290 Sixth Ave and it gets it correct. So Google is pointing out that real New Yorkers NEVER call it Ave of the Americas!!

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