GPS mistakes

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mysterytramp, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    Jul 17, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #1
    A few weeks ago, we were driving into Cleveland at night. We had Google maps directions that seemed rather simple getting us to the hotel. But since it was dark we decided to rely on our Magellan GPS.

    The hotel was in the 700 block of St. Clair Ave. The GPS led us to the 4000 block and its database apparently didn't have any addresses below the 4000 block. Not the best neighborhood, especially at this time of night.

    Luckily we were on the right street, we just had to get turned in the right direction. But it's got me wondering how common mistakes like this are? We get the occasionally silly instruction to turn around when we've passed a turn, but this is the first time we've seen something like this.

    mt
     
  2. gmanterry macrumors regular

    gmanterry

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #2
    Garmin 880

    My 880 sometimes identifies locations as being on the wrong side of the street. For instance a McDonalds on the north side will be shown as being on the south side. This is the only problem I have had with my GPS.

    Terry
     

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