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Google Maps soon as Reliable As Wikipedia

The way things are going, Google maps will soon be as reliable as Wikipedia.

A Google blog announced Google maps are now user-adjustable, and adjust we users will. For example, a resident of an apartment building in New York City decided the building address 510 East 20th Street would be better pointing directly to his apartment than the front door or the street outside, so he moved it 30 meters in, slightly left of center, along the back wall of the building. I suppose he has a view of the courtyard from his apartment window? Oh, and i suppose if you don’t like it, you can just change it back, eh?

I knew Google was not 100% trustworthy, but now it seems Google is obfuscating the source of that problem?

Live edits viewer is here.

Updated just minutes later: I hope you’re all having fun, as that NYC apartment pointer has already been moved again! So maybe it’s no longer a good example.. or maybe it’s now a better example? This is so confusing, just what maps are not supposed to be! Anyway, it took me three clicks to find that example the first time, so go ahead and look around the live-edits-viewer yourself  if you need more examples… I’m sure it won’t take you long to find them.


  1. Lotus21 wrote:

    Hilarious. I live in Pittsburgh. And, by Pittsburgh, I might mean Omaha. Depends on how midwestern I’m feeling…

    Friday, January 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  2. mugile wrote:

    You can track all changes by clicking on “edit” >> “View History” so it is a good example!

    Friday, January 25, 2008 at 5:32 pm | Permalink