Posts Tagged ‘cartography’

Google Maps mangling Melbourne’s freeway interchanges

Digital maps have taken over from traditional paper street directories and fold out maps, but it doesn’t mean the information made available to the reader is any better, if my recent experiences with Google Maps are anything to go by.

Southbound on the Bolte Bridge at the West Gate Freeway interchange

A street so new it isn’t on the map

Despite my love of the Melway, there are some days when I can’t be bothered walking over to my bookshelf full of them and looking up a street, so instead I turned to the “electric street directory” that is Google Maps. However on this occasion, I was searching for a street so new I couldn’t find it on the map.

Zacara Place not found in Google Maps

Melway still beats Google Maps?

The other day the publishers of Melbourne’s Melway street directory boasted that their maps were more up to date than Google Maps, which reminded me of an experience I had the other month when trying to find my way in Footscray.

Footscray's Fordham Reserve on a Melway map