Google Maps Says 3 Hour Drive To Go From Staten Island to Staten Island

Jan 21, 2009 • 8:18 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Local Search Engine Tips & Optimization
 

Google Maps Driving Directions BugLet's say you wanted to drive from the zip code 10302 to 10308, which are both in Staten Island, New York. If you plugged that into Google Maps, Google would tell you, you have to be prepared for a three hour or more commute.

For some unknown reason, a bug in Google Maps, thinks the zip code 10308, which is owned by Staten Island, is in Schenectady, in upstate New York.

Adam from the Google Maps team confirmed the issue in a Google Maps Help forum thread. He said:

Turns out this bug is an artifact of a known issue we're working to resolve, so if you haven't reported this yet to Tele Atlas please don't expend the effort.

So, if you are driving to 10308, be careful when using Google Maps.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Comments:

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01/21/2009 03:12 pm

I remember the maps and MapQuest stated that the information was for general purposes only. Not to be taken literally. They still may have that clause in the terms of use. Good catch!

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