Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Very funny, Google Maps

So I was messing around with Google Maps the other day, when I found out that it now does driving directions in Europe.

But does it do driving directions to Europe?

Here's a map from Pittsburgh to Paris:

gmaptoparis.png

Hmm, interesting. What's that big line in the middle?

gmaptoparisswim.png

Har har. Very funny, Google.

2 comments:

cher cher said...

I am so glad you blogged about this. One of my co-workers showed it to me a few weeks ago, but I am way not technically savvy enough to figure out how to do all the picture things that you did, and those are pretty necessary to get the full effect.

My only question about these directions — does the swimming take you directly to a car rental place? Or is it assumed that a car will be exactly at the coast where you enter France? Or are you supposed to walk for the remainder of the directions, but at car speed?

sincerely~sarah said...

I did this once too! I was trying to get somewhere in GA, and I didn't know the specifics, and google got very confused.