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Turn left. Swim ocean. Turn right.

April 16, 2007

There’s a funny oddity found in Google Maps when you ask it to give you driving directions for two places on separate continents.

Click on the image below to see how to make your way from New York City to Paris, France in your car. Note the text on the left. That 3,300-mile swim will kill ya!  (clicking the image will take you to a bigger, more readable version)

Google map for swim

Maybe Google should find a way to stick in Adsense links here for flights or ship passage bookings when this happens. Thanks to Al Tompkins at Poynter.org for this mapping tip.

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