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Google maps

Google maps rocks. I’ve blogged about it before on the company blog at: The Tech Doctor Blog . This morning I wanted to know how far it was from home to Arizona, USA, so I went to get directions and typed in Lilydale, VIC 3140, Australia and Tempe, Arizona 85281. There 3 modes of transport, Car, public transport and walk. I left it on car. I clicked on Get Directions and was delivered the following map:

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Note the direction I’ve put the red box around noting a partial toll road… That was rather funny, so I decided to change the mode of transport to “by walking

The first thing I noticed was a warning: “Walking directions are in beta.
Use caution -: This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.” Okay, that may be a fair warning, or is it just a bizzare sense of humour… Then I noticed how long the list of directions was.. Here are some highlights of the trip:

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There is a total of 1331 directions all up. Well done to the google maps team for being so thorough.

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