In the last six months, Google Maps has four times placed me in the wrong spot in this little Ohio town. Also, their maps are not updated on a timely basis even after numerous requests from MAPPING companies, including the one where I work.
The last straw is this: Run a Google Maps search on Canton, OH. It puts you in Massillon and Canton is now labeled Colesville. Even after the Canton Rep pointed it out to Google yesterday, the mistake still stands. It will take a few days given “a number of programs must be reviewed and fixed.”
There is no excuse for such shoddy mapping when MapQuest and Yahoo do exceptional work in this area the first time around. I read that TeleAtlas no longer provides U.S. maps to Google, so it looks like this is solely on Google.
Then again, this is the company that brought you Google Books Fingers. Please, guys, don’t turn into the new Microsoft. Not when I just got a Wave account.