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Stienstra --Sometimes, maps are better than GPS
July 22, 2012 11:10AM
Sometimes, maps are better than GPS
Tom Stienstra, Chronicle Columnist
Updated 11:49 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012

You can get the surprise of your life when you use an online-mapping service such as Google Maps or Mapquest.

When I punched start and end points into Google Maps for a trip last week near Yosemite, the suggested route included a Jeep trail that was built in 1916-17 to 1913 wagon-trail standards, has been closed to traffic since 1938, and now sits in designated wilderness open only to hikers and horses.

Heh, heh, heh. Good thing we knew better. Still, it's hard to believe a service that millions rely on could be so far off.


http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Sometimes-maps-are-better-than-GPS-3725735.php
Re: Stienstra --Sometimes, maps are better than GPS
July 25, 2012 02:13PM
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KenS
Sometimes, maps are better than GPS
Tom Stienstra, Chronicle Columnist
Updated 11:49 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012

You can get the surprise of your life when you use an online-mapping service such as Google Maps or Mapquest.

When I punched start and end points into Google Maps for a trip last week near Yosemite, the suggested route included a Jeep trail that was built in 1916-17 to 1913 wagon-trail standards, has been closed to traffic since 1938, and now sits in designated wilderness open only to hikers and horses.

Heh, heh, heh. Good thing we knew better. Still, it's hard to believe a service that millions rely on could be so far off.


http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Sometimes-maps-are-better-than-GPS-3725735.php

What's this? An abandoned trail that I don't know about? Don't knock it. It could be a great place. But leave the car behind...

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,56896,56896#msg-56896
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