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dcontesti
Community Champion

Can you trust google maps?

Apparently, an artist turned on google maps on 99 phones to see what would happen....

 

The results, Google Maps showed the route to be heavily traveled.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-maps-traffic-jam-99-smartphones-wagon-2020-2?utm_source=reddi...

 

So will you trust google maps in future?

 

d

 

5 Replies
AppDefects
Community Champion

Re: Can you trust google maps?


@dcontesti wrote:

The results, Google Maps showed the route to be heavily traveled.

So will you trust google maps in future?

 


Next up is Waze!

Steve-Wilme
Advocate I

Re: Can you trust google maps?

Whatdayamean in the future? 

  

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Steve Wilme CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP MCIIS
Caute_cautim
Community Champion

Re: Can you trust google maps?

But I thought Google Maps had an AI, is it not conjoined and rather like the Weather channels reviewing the trends, analysis and local reports?   I agree, it does not take into account congestion, or provide up to date information on accidents or the best route, and sometimes it takes you on the most round about route, even if you are walking to the destination too.

 

No I would not trust it, not enough effort has been put into making it smart.

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim

Steve-Wilme
Advocate I

Re: Can you trust google maps?

Doesn't it come down to retaining spatial and situational awareness:

 

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/gps-satnav-navigation-affects-bra...

 

Often if you rely on technology, the majority of driver are directed down the same limited routes, which can get congested.  Having a mental map of the alternative routes helps you to avoid this.  Many drivers don't need turn by turn instructions to get from A to B and it's not a skill I want to hand over to fallible tech.

 

 

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Steve Wilme CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP MCIIS
CraginS
Defender I

Re: Can you trust google maps?

What I saw on my screen:

 


@Steve-Wilme wrote:

Doesn't it come down to retaining spatial and situational awareness:

 

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/gps-satnav-navigation-affects-bra...

 


Yeah, I did a double-take on that truncated URL.

 

Craig

 

 

 

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