Much has been made in the search industry recently about Google’s decision to ditch Tele Atlas and use its own map data for Google Maps. But did you know that Google’s map data is at least 10 years old in some places? Have a look at this Seattle map:
The Kingdome? This Kingdome?
That was March 26, 2000. So the map data is almost a decade old. Yikes. Apologies to anyone looking for Qwest Field. Check back in 10 years.
(photo by Seattle Municipal Archives via Creative Commons)
This should have been on Search Engine Land. Is Danny too concerned with offending G or something?
So much for you being a sentimental guy…
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