Apple Maps = iOS only?!
I think it's strange that Apple Maps are only accessible on iOS. I might understand if it was Safari-only or Mac-only, but just how am I supposed to submit a correct or even tell if they have something right in the first place if I'm not an iOS user?
Basically, I recently started working at a new site (Caterpillar Logistics) and I noticed that they turn away hundreds of trucks a month from their truck gate. Sure enough, Google Maps showed that it was the entrance for a Kellogg's warehouse. It is very difficult for trucks to turn around. I see tons of damage all around from past incidents and I know they are going to hit my car or hurt someone someday if it isn't fixed. It seems that the error is propagated to offline databases as well so I'd like to correct it on as many as I can. I can't believe Google had not already fixed this. After all, their navigation app has a "destination not here" option to tap when you arrive. Did no one seriously use that function?! Ugh.
I guess I'll have to see if my brother's iOS stuff gets it right or has the option to report the error if it gets it wrong. I think Google kinda requires you to use the web browser to do anything more than "destination not here," so I hope Apple's has better reporting functionality. I know data collection and mining are big business and they each work hard to have a leg up on the others as far as accuracy and wealth of data but, as far as safety goes, they should make an exception and have procedures in place to share safety concerns with competitors and offline databases.
Edit: Only about 25 minutes after I reported it to Google, an SUV pulled up and sat there on the side of the road for ~10 minutes making notes with the interior light on. I've read all about how they do things in the data center but I wonder if they happened to have someone in the area to do a manual verification? It could just be something unrelated, but I thought it was strange enough to mention. Weird.
Me too. -Braindead AOLer
Last edited by CZroe; 01-16-2013 at 09:01 PM.