Thursday, May 14, 2009

Google Maps Hates UC Santa Barbara

I don't know why but it appears the Google is trying to keep people from getting to UC Santa Barbara, at least people from Torrance. Has Google finally begun to use their hegemony for evil?


You'll need this...


Read the "driving" directions carefully. I'd still like to know the real explanation.

(Part of the explanation is that there is a Santa Barbara in NZ, but this seems like an amateurish joke-gone-bad thing I wouldn't expect from Google. The query is reasonable.)

(screen shot here in case they've "fixed" it.)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=torrance&daddr=UC+Santa+Barbara&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=47.215051,84.199219&ie=UTF8&ll=10.314919,-175.078125&spn=101.76086,168.398438&t=h&z=3

Thu May 14, 07:18:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Yaakov said...

That link above is a partial explanation, and we already knew someone was being "funny", but it seems like the funny leads to a genuine failure mode in this case.

Thu May 14, 07:21:00 AM EDT  

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