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(C|Net)   Protip for Google: if you're going to slam Apple's new maps for not being able to find an address, you might want to make sure that address actually exists first   (news.cnet.com) divider line 69
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2012-09-28 06:06:28 PM  
There's also no 555 prefix, but you see it get used all the time in movies and on tv.
I'm guessing the non address may have been intentional.
 
2012-09-28 06:11:59 PM  

farkeruk:

And you can bet that Google collected data about where their street view cars went. Their route tells them that there's a bridge they can go over? What happens if they can't? I guess someone clicks a button on a handheld device in the car, ticks a "road closed" and it's in their mapping database.


There's a street near me that was blocked off about a hundred yards from a junction, so it's now a dead end, to stop everyone using it as a commuter route through a quiet residential area. Streetview clearly shows the block, and it's been there for years, but Google Maps, Tomtom and others still try to take you down there. Bing is correct. Don't know about Apple, but if they're using Tomtom data...
 
2012-09-28 06:20:05 PM  

The Singing Bush: And don't get me started on how frustrating it is to not know if you prefer sex with men or women - I just can't figure it out. Benchmarks please?


I did have some sex benchmarks, but some white spirit and a soft cloth got rid of them.
 
2012-09-28 06:47:28 PM  
Ummm... yeh subby. Thanks for showing us the FAIL sign from your bedroom door. Have fun with your awesome Apple products.
 
2012-09-28 06:55:32 PM  
BullbearMS what is it that you do on your phone anyway that requires you to have the "fastest" phone at all times based on some "benchmarks"? Because you sure as hell ain't doing anything productive.
 
2012-09-28 07:00:10 PM  
Holy fark, do we have to have a dozen of these threads per week? It's a farking phone.

/Welcome to fark.
//There's the door.
 
2012-09-28 07:15:20 PM  
Apple's Maps is doing the right thing - it asks which one you meant

Except that strictly speaking, an address in the 11226 ZIP code is in "Brooklyn, NY", not "New York, NY". Can't seem to find a free source of USPS alternate city name data on the webs, so I'm not sure if "New York, NY 11226" should be treated as acceptable.

As for streets being renamed, it matters less what the official name is and more what everybody still calls it. What New Yorker says "Avenue of the Americas" instead of "Sixth Avenue"? Who in southwest Brooklyn will remember which one is "Bay Ridge Parkway" and which is "Bay Ridge Avenue", when they can just call them 75th and 69th, respectively?
 
2012-09-28 07:59:43 PM  
Although 315 E 15th St doesn't exist, and the USPS website will tell you that mail can't be delivered to it, it will also helpfully tell you that the ZIP+4 for it is 10011-5971.

Ya know what? I've got a new address to give web sites that demand one for no good reason.
 
2012-09-28 08:20:53 PM  
www.sellcell.com
 
2012-09-28 08:33:48 PM  
BTW, the correct action for a street address that doesn't exist is to put the marker on the correct side of the street at the best guess estimate where it would be between the two nearest known addresses.

A new address could be assigned before your backend address systems knows about it and it would be nice if you could get people as close as possible until you have that definitive information. This is the only default option that makes sense, especially since it is easy for people to slightly misremember the last digit of an address (was is 2135 or 2125?). This will get them close enough to figure it out.

If you want to offer a disambiguation option after plotting the above answer just in case someone is following clues from a 100 year old treasure map that's fine I suppose, but the default options needs to be the solution above.
 
2012-09-28 08:37:25 PM  
MapQuest:
Link

Yahoo Maps:
Link

Both align with the Google maps answer. But, if there's one thing we know, it's if 3 big players say one thing and Apple says another, Apple's right.
 
2012-09-28 09:04:23 PM  

ProfessorOhki: MapQuest:
Link

Yahoo Maps:
Link

Both align with the Google maps answer. But, if there's one thing we know, it's if 3 big players say one thing and Apple says another, Apple's right.


On my computer, your Mapquest link goes to Brooklyn.

For another data point, Bing points to Manhattan.

So, searching for "315 E 15th St, New York, NY":
Apple: Brooklyn
Google: Manhattan
Bing: Manhattan
Mapquest: Brooklyn
Yahoo: Manhattan

Bottom line, garbage data in results in inconsistent results out. This isn't that surprising, and not a fault of either Apple or Google.
 
2012-09-28 10:16:55 PM  
A park can still have an address. It can't get mail, but it has to have some sort of address so that the 911 responder system can target it, if there is an emergency in the park.
 
2012-09-29 12:13:46 AM  

BullBearMS: I'm expecting there to be a multitude of lame ass excuses for this.

In just the past week, I've learned that people really like their cell phones to work slowly (once benchmarks showed the iPhone was twice as fast as the flagship Android devices)

The funny thing I've learned is that 6 months when the latest Android phone has surpassed benchmarks set by the current iPhone, the case will suddenly become "Yeah, that's fast, but it's not going to be as fast as the NEXT iphone, so why would you want a fast phone, now..."

Tchnology is constantly leaping over itself. If your phone works fine now, there's no real reason why it has suddenly just "become slow" because something else faster comes along...but the way iPhone users always have to upgrade makes me think that they must have lousy phones to begin with.
 
2012-09-29 12:27:07 AM  
flaminio: On my computer, your Mapquest link goes to Brooklyn.


For me, the mapquest link went to a blank page ... even after I enabled scripting for the five domains they were hitting :P
 
2012-09-29 03:23:00 AM  

LasersHurt: wxboy: Just because there's no building there doesn't mean there can't be an address. In theory every point along a street has an address.

Doesn't really make sense though, since it's only in theory. Why would a person be searching for a theoretical address?


Hi, I just bought a small vacant lot where there is no building. I wonder how I can find it.
 
2012-09-29 03:48:33 AM  
 
2012-09-29 12:08:07 PM  

xxdangerbobxx: LasersHurt: wxboy: Just because there's no building there doesn't mean there can't be an address. In theory every point along a street has an address.

Doesn't really make sense though, since it's only in theory. Why would a person be searching for a theoretical address?

Hi, I just bought a small vacant lot where there is no building. I wonder how I can find it.


Lots have addresses. Any time property is divided each division is assigned an address - so an existing lot should be fine. At least as far as I understand it, I see vacant lots for sale all of the time, with addresses.
 
2012-10-01 07:36:16 PM  

flaminio: ProfessorOhki: MapQuest:
Link

Yahoo Maps:
Link

Both align with the Google maps answer. But, if there's one thing we know, it's if 3 big players say one thing and Apple says another, Apple's right.

On my computer, your Mapquest link goes to Brooklyn.

For another data point, Bing points to Manhattan.

So, searching for "315 E 15th St, New York, NY":
Apple: Brooklyn
Google: Manhattan
Bing: Manhattan
Mapquest: Brooklyn
Yahoo: Manhattan

Bottom line, garbage data in results in inconsistent results out. This isn't that surprising, and not a fault of either Apple or Google.


You're right. Both results looked like the map in the article and I go them mixed up; it was one of each.
 
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