||[Feb. 8th, 2005|07:32 am]
Google maps is pretty cool. Not quite ready for prime time on the driving directions. I had it plot the route to my brother's in NYC and it has insane jogs at both ends of the trip. The directions out of Iowa City have turning every two blocks, to take the longest possible way at < 35mph to I80. On the New York side it has you going SOUTH to frickin New Jersey, and then north, when it's easier and more direct to just take 80 until it hits Manhattan and then go around onto the Triboro bridge.