Google Maps Walking Directions Bug ?!?

Posted on September 26th, 2008 in technology , wonder why - 2 comments

google-maps-walking-directions-bug-1I love google maps. No, wait, I really love google maps. I think it is a perfect example of passion, intelligence and wit coming together to create software. [trivia link: google maps tells you swim across the ocean], I have been using maps to find transit directions from my hotel to office and I have noticed something wierd.

The walking directions are sometimes illogical. See aside.

From the place where I get off the bus, I need to walk to point B and the maps tells me to walk all the way to some place and return to point B. One reason could be they are using one-way driving instructions on the roads to create walking directions. Click here to see the directions on maps (may not be same since all busses dont stop at same place)

More on using google maps:
search restaurants by cuisine using gmaps
Fetch public transport directions from google maps
View 3d outlines of buildings in maps

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2 Responses to “Google Maps Walking Directions Bug ?!?”

  1. Jon Peltier says:

    Or maybe Google is encouraging you to get more exercise?

  2. Chandoo says:

    sooner or later they will, now that they have health data for folks. 🙂

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