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Google Maps "Drops" Martin Luther King Way  (View post)

Ben Flux [PersonRank 1]

Monday, January 15, 2007
15 years ago3,854 views

It's posts like this that make me hover over the unsubscribe to RSS button – can we keep the quality up?

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Ben managed to express that so politely..

Ben Flux [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Didn't mean to come across impolite – It's just sometimes the appeal of the posts wanders off to the very niche in an otherwise excellent blog

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Ben, I appreciate your criticism. On a side-note, if you come across interesting Google stories, please tip me off at info[put at-character here]outer-court.com.

Dan with Bank-Anywhere.com [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

This is actually an interesting story that highlights how aggregating data from online third parties may be more efficient than collecting the data by leg work – but at the same time is more prone to errors.

Some more on our blog:
http://www.bank-anywhere.com/blog/archives/13

Lebec [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Oh for god's sake, what has Martin Luther King every done for us!

alek [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

FWIW: I thought it was an interesting post for the same reasons that Dan said..

I also used to live in Seattle so I know those streets. And on a related note, I see that they have MLK Blvd. correctly labeled in Denver, Colorado – http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=stapleton+airport+denver+colorado&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=39.762301,-104.933939&spn=0.049682,0.080338&om=1

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

This isn't the only thing that has been reverted in that area. If you look nearby, it lists a building as the Pacific Medical Center:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=seattle,+wa&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=47.592794,-122.315995&spn=0.00505,0.01119&om=1

However, that building is now owned and occupied by Amazon.com. Older versions of Google Maps showed the correct label. Why does Google hate Amazon.com? Is Google trying to teach Amazon a lesson after they launched A9??!!11eleventyone11cos(0)

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