270 miles off track because of spelling error

 

When Noel Santillan typed the word Laugarvegur instead of Laugavegur into his rental car’s GPS, the New Jersey resident couldn’t have imagined that the extra “r” would make him something of a celebrity in Iceland.

Mr. Santillan, 28, arrived at Keflavik International Airport on Monday morning after a five-hour flight from New York and was eager to get to the Hotel Fron on Laugavegur, a main street in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, local news media reported. But the spelling error got in his way, according to Visir, an Icelandic news website.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/world/europe/iceland-ameri...

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45685

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Common sense beats GPS

Common sense always beats the gps. When it doesn't seem right, common sense has to take over.

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CraigW wrote:

See:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45685

Eigðu góðan dag grin

Oops... mods, please merge the posts.

Indeed!

GPSgeek wrote:

Common sense always beats the gps. When it doesn't seem right, common sense has to take over.

Did he think the travel time estimate was based on the metric system? smile

Whew see this happen a lot.

Whew see this happen a lot. I even gotta double check myself sometimes.

That Sucks

guess you should always double check your spelling!

Common sense

GPSgeek wrote:

Common sense always beats the gps. When it doesn't seem right, common sense has to take over.

Common sense is not common anymore.