Google Maps Navigation Beta on Android

28 Oct 2009 - 5:21pm
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Greg Petroff
2004

This made my day today.

New version of Google maps navigation is pretty amazing. Take a look
at this techcrunch write up.

http://tinyurl.com/yzsg2jg

What is really amazing is to see google leverage search, voice, maps
together so nicely. Super disruptive. Garmin's market cap went down
1.2 billion today.

There must be an AR version coming soon.....

wonder how much of a dataplan you will need to support it?

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28 Oct 2009 - 8:21pm
jet
2008

greg wrote:

> New version of Google maps navigation is pretty amazing. Take a look
> at this techcrunch write up.

Navigation UI is worthless if the map data sucks.

Google has dumped their prior vendor for map data and as of late their
maps are often wrong to the point of being totally useless. I spent ~30
minutes last week trying to get from A Street to B Street only to
discover that they never actually intersect, even tho google said they
do. Likewise, people visiting our house are now told to drive a 1-lane
dirt road up the back-side of a hill instead of taking the next road, a
2-lane paved road. Why? Because the current map data doesn't
differentiate between a 2-lane paved road and a 1-lane dirt road.

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