Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Google's Walking Directions - Absolutely Hilarious!!

But then it is in Beta!!

Now consider these 2 cities. Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario which is across the Detroit River. The Drive time is 8 mins (2 miles). How about trying out the new feature in Google Maps "Walking Directions". Google Maps "Walking Directions" to Windsor, Ontario from Detroit, MI will take you 1 day and 15 hours (120 miles). Click on the image below to see how this happens: (more on walking directions at Google LatLong Blog)


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3 Comments:

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Todd Scott said...

Google's directions are correct. That is the best way to way between the two cities. The sad part is Detroit and Windsor do not have a non-motorized connection (by biking or walking.) Windsor Transit does provide cross-border bus service, but does not carry assembled bikes.

If you want to voice your support for better non-motorized connections across this border, visit http://www.semcog.org/Long-RangeTransportationPlan.aspx

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Virender Ajmani said...

I am not saying that it is wrong. I just had a good laugh on the suggestion that I walk 120 miles.

What I am expecting will happen here is Google Maps will direct you to a nearby Tunnel bus stop, ask you to hop on the bus and then continue walking on the other side.

(It's still in beta so its alright)

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Colin said...

Having done that drive a few times, that's a pretty good alternative...

 

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