Anybody ever gotten bad directions by Google Maps before?

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  1. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    So I am using Google Navi to take me somewhere I have never been before. It tells me to get on the freeway and then it says "Destination On My Right." I finally figure out where the place is after calling them. But that was weird.

    I then get home and look up directions on Google Maps. It literally says:
    7. Take the ramp on the left onto US-59 N
    Destination will be on the right

    0.3 mi


    Anybody ever had anything similar happen?
     

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  2. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member
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    i've gotten bad directions on every gps/map out there (mapquest, yahoo, garmin, google and rand mcnally)

    still much better then Jethro drawing it out on a napkin.
     
  3. pavirotten

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    Yesterday, I decided to test the Navigation on my way home from the in-laws. I know the quickest route blindfolded.

    Instead of sticking to "main" roads, the Navigation advised me to take a shortcut down a little one lane road that was a residential street. The street was also half blocked by people that had parallel parked in the street itself.

    It may have been a shorter distance, but I know it took me longer due to my decreased speed.
     
  4. beallpatrick

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    Mine told me to turn left and drive the wrong way down a one-way street in downtown Dallas. Luckily there was a big sign letting me know--or that probably would have ended badly.
     
  5. fortesquieu

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    I entered an address with North, it brought me to South.
     
  6. crabman

    crabman Well-Known Member
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    Yep, what he said. Personally my expectations are that nav will get me there but thats about it.
     
  7. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member
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    I was on my way to a funeral one day for my gf's grandmother. Put in the street name and the town. Next thing I know it took me to the neighboring town, and the street with the same name!!! That had to be the first and worst fopar on the part of google maps for me lol.
     
  8. labwizard

    labwizard Active Member
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    Just got back last Friday from a vacation trip from Western NC to Key West FL. Used the navigation the whole way and back and not one glitch. It actually got me bypassed around Jacksonville and Miami without going through the middle of them and right to our hotel location. We also ran Trapster on the way down but got tired of hearing about "enforcement points" but it was interesting to see the concentration of "sightings" correlate with police radar patrols. As we travel "at speed" we did not use it coming home.
     

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