Google Maps oddities
I’ve wondered for awhile why Google Maps labels two of our Mount Vernon Triangle parking lots as Takoma Playground and Seaton Playground. It seems Google is now labeling the Marc Parc Parking lot on K Street between 5th and 6th as “National Rehabilitation Hospital”.
Screen print from Google Maps; Click to enlarge
Notce 'Seaton Playground'; Click to enlarge
This week my employer is hosting vendors that are pitching their Geospatial data services to us as a response to an RFI. The vendor that presented on Monday said “Google maps may be sufficient for limited business uses but an emergency responder would never use them.” Seeing hospitals that don’t exist on the Google map really hits that point home…
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