[LINK] Inadequacies in Google Maps

Lea de Groot lealink at viking.org.au
Thu Oct 1 11:34:58 AEST 2009

On 01/10/2009, at 10:34 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:

> We recently discovered that a relation was 1st Officer on a vessel
> that sailed from Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico to Port
> Townsend WA (at the mouth of the sound north of Seattle) in 1908.
> Would you believe that Google Maps is unable to compute any of the
> sea, road or walking distances from one to the other????

They must have a problem with data in Mexico, perhaps.
If you ask it to go from california to perth you get a result.
Not a *useful* result, mind you  - Kayak?!?! - but a result.

They are really set up for by-car or on-foot, I think.

Lea de Groot
Brisbane, .au

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