# Is this true? - (routing to arrive left/right)

I was reading a review of a GPS unit on another site, during part of the review he was comparing routing between different brands. He found error with the fact that one of the units had him arriving at his destination with the destination on the left as opposed to the right. He seemed to say the route should always conclude with the destination being on the right. I've been using various vehicle GPS units for quite some time and I believe this is the first I've heard of this. The review can be found here http://www.gpsmagazine.com/ in the review for the Magellan Maestro 4050, the comments are on page 9 and 10.

Maybe I'm misinterpreting what the guy is saying.

Charlie

### Destination Right

 ces1948 wrote: I was reading a review of a GPS unit on another site, during part of the review he was comparing routing between different brands. He found error with the fact that one of the units had him arriving at his destination with the destination on the left as opposed to the right. He seemed to say the route should always conclude with the destination being on the right. I've been using various vehicle GPS units for quite some time and I believe this is the first I've heard of this. The review can be found here http://www.gpsmagazine.com/ in the review for the Magellan Maestro 4050, the comments are on page 9 and 10. Maybe I'm misinterpreting what the guy is saying. Charlie Charlie, after reading the pages, I am not sure what he is saying. He makes an earlier point that more accidents occur by turning left than right so I can see how you came to the conclusion you did. I would find it strange to say that either the GPS should direct you to go past a location and make a U-turn so you are turning right, or to go blocks out of your way to line up with your destination on the right. Doesn't make sense to me either.
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### Geocoding problems

 Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoding It points out the problems of left/right accuracy and location along a street segment. It can also depend on the source of the data. The city that I work for will not use a geocoded address to dispatch an emergency vehicle due to a liability issue. Bob W
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