Saturday, August 28, 2010

Google Maps Can't Find Lincoln Memorial With Both Hands

In an unusual circumstance for a company that purports accuracy down to street numbers, Google Maps, for inquiries on the Lincoln Memorial have been directing people to a map to the FDR Memorial, about a half a mile away. This has reportedly been happening for the last two days. From PC World:

According to the Geographic Travels blog, this "misplacement" has been happening for about two days now. Typing "Lincoln Memorial" into the regular Google search bar brings up a number of listings related to the Lincoln Memorial, yet shows a map of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.


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Worse yet, when I Google Mapped "Lincoln Memorial Washington DC", I got two hits...in Kansas!

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Hmm. Wonder if the fact that Glenn Beck is holding a rally at the Lincoln Memorial soon might have anything to do with that? It is reminiscent of the Searchlight Tea Party Express rally, where mind numbed Democrat drones (but I repeat myself) tried to direct people away from the event. Think that Google might be trying to mislead any out-of-towners away from the event? Nah. That would be disgusting!

H/T Weasel Zippers

Cross posted at Left Coast Rebel, Lady Cincinnatus, Say Anything

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