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Google Maps Down, Bing Maps Up?

Interesting. My friend pointed out that Google’s directions to an address we were heading to was completely wrong. Apparently Google dumped Nav Teq in ’08 for Tele Atlas, and recently it dumped Tele Atlas in favor of its own collected data. Ambitious, but now Maps doesn’t seem to be very accurate anymore. These directions are totally wrong by 2 miles. Sure, Google Maps has had mistakes before, and I guess now they’re just trusting in user corrections to fix things…but I don’t want wiki-assurance on my map. I want as accurate data as possible. And with Bing Maps Beta showing some strong promise…

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3 Responses to “Google Maps Down, Bing Maps Up?”

  1. Cathy Vega says:

    i am using both Bing and Google and i think both search engines give relevant search results. i would still prefer Google though, because it gives a little bit more relevant search results than Bing.

  2. Carmen Cruz says:

    BING search engine is just as good as Google. In my own personal experience, Google does give more releveant search result than Bing but the difference is very small. **

  3. [...] So I’ve written how Google switched to their own navigation data. I’m not sure if it’s related to this, but lately I’ve noticed Google maps likes to jump to conclusions, and for me, they’ve been wrong. It’s not uncommon that I don’t have a complete address. The beauty with Google, at least I thought, was that it didn’t really matter. I could just throw in a partial, but reasonable, address, and Google would do its magical search, and give a list of results. I thought it used to do that anyway; I swear Google maps used to give a list of suggestions. [...]

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