Random Mappage

Posted: July 27th, 2006 | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Google Maps has incorrectly labelled the west wall of Dun Laoghaire habour as “W Pier Howth Harbour” which every Dublin schoolchild knows is here. Other boo-boos include labelling Oileán an Bhulla (the Irish name for “Bull Island”) as Qileán an Bhulla, and labelling part of the M50 as “Around the Wicklow Mountains, which I’m pretty sure is not the official name for this stretch. Google buy their mapping data from TeleAtlas, so I suppose they’re the culprits.

On the other hand, directions are now working in Europe, although I have seen better implementations.

Speaking about harbour walls, during the week I took a trip out to Poolbeg Lighthouse, as I’ve never been there before. Being out of the city and surrounded by water, It’s a nice spot to escape with your thoughts.