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franc111s Feb 15th 2005 1:03 pm

New Google Maps - Awesome
 
At last, British directions :

Instead of

Turn Left onto Mark Rd - 0.6

Turn Right onto Main Dr - 0.8

I get confused after 30 of these as to whether it's 0.6 until mark rd or 0.6 once on mark rd. When someones reading it for you, all hell breaks lose ;)

Google gives you :

Turn Left at Mark Rd - Go 0.6 miles

Turn Right at Main Dr - Go 0.8 miles

And the quality of the onscreen maps is out of this world. It's still Beta so they will be adding saved lists and all that but it'll quickly find all the restaurants or businesses on your map and when you click on it, it zooms into great detail. See what you think. It's certainly starting to look like the way maps are supposed to be :

www.maps.google.com

AdobePinon Feb 15th 2005 3:17 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 
Nice one! Thanks for that link - that really is good. You can actually click and drag the maps. I'm going to have some fun tooling around on the dirt roads this weekend....

waxwabbit Feb 15th 2005 3:41 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 
thats pretty cool cheers

NC Penguin Feb 15th 2005 3:43 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 
Trust Google to come up with a mapping application that is more user friendly. Haven't tried it for directions yet.

Thanks,




NC Penguin

franc111s Feb 15th 2005 3:46 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 

Originally Posted by NC Penguin
Trust Google to come up with a mapping application that is more user friendly. Haven't tried it for directions yet.
Thanks,
NC Penguin

It's definately lacking some of the finishing touches (like remembering what I typed) but it's sweet for their first Beta.

DOn't forget to submit feedback - they do listen...

sibsie Feb 15th 2005 3:47 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 
I just tried the directions from my place to my friends. It's a one mile drive with one turn but Google had me turning down six different streets which added on an extra mile and a half. :confused:

Suffolk Bumpkin Feb 15th 2005 4:11 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 

Originally Posted by franc111s
At last, British directions :

Instead of

Turn Left onto Mark Rd - 0.6

Turn Right onto Main Dr - 0.8

I get confused after 30 of these as to whether it's 0.6 until mark rd or 0.6 once on mark rd. When someones reading it for you, all hell breaks lose ;)

Google gives you :

Turn Left at Mark Rd - Go 0.6 miles

Turn Right at Main Dr - Go 0.8 miles

And the quality of the onscreen maps is out of this world. It's still Beta so they will be adding saved lists and all that but it'll quickly find all the restaurants or businesses on your map and when you click on it, it zooms into great detail. See what you think. It's certainly starting to look like the way maps are supposed to be :

www.maps.google.com


Nice one! Shame we cant get Ordnance survey type maps of the US too........or can we, anyone?

Gross50 Feb 15th 2005 8:54 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 
Of all the road maps, nothing comes close to Microsoft Street & Trips for US and AutoExpress for EU. You can download contruction updates too. There are also several print versions.

Ray Feb 15th 2005 8:56 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 

Originally Posted by sibsie
I just tried the directions from my place to my friends. It's a one mile drive with one turn but Google had me turning down six different streets which added on an extra mile and a half. :confused:

But it was the pretty route.. Sibs ...

AdobePinon Feb 15th 2005 9:02 pm

Re: New Google Maps - Awesome
 

Originally Posted by sibsie
I just tried the directions from my place to my friends. It's a one mile drive with one turn but Google had me turning down six different streets which added on an extra mile and a half. :confused:

Hehe! Google's got a sense of humour! :D


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