Typographical Errors: Garmin Mapsource Vs.

 

I was looking for an address this evening and I noticed that Google Maps refers to a road as Juhles Road and Garmin Mapsource refers to the same road as Juhls Road. Not a huge deal, of course, at least not for me, in this case. I Am just curious which one is more likely to be correct? Or, is it pretty much like anything else in life, meaning sometimes Google Maps is correct and other times Garmin is correct?

In this case, I have reason to believe the correct answer is Juhls Road, so Garmin gets the win on this one. The way I determined it is by going to county property records and I found a house on Juhls Road.

The interesting thing about Google Maps, however, is that when I enter a specific street address with Juhls Road, it maps to it, but rather to a location, off road, east of "Juhles Road"!

I believe..

in most cases Google will be more current. Not always but most of the time. Garmin is good at somethings that Google doesn't do or do well but as to which one is most current map or addresses I will usually say Google.

If it's in Michigan then

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It May Be That . . .

Jim1348 wrote:

I was looking for an address this evening and I noticed that Google Maps refers to a road as Juhles Road and Garmin Mapsource refers to the same road as Juhls Road. Not a huge deal, of course, at least not for me, in this case. I Am just curious which one is more likely to be correct? Or, is it pretty much like anything else in life, meaning sometimes Google Maps is correct and other times Garmin is correct?

In this case, I have reason to believe the correct answer is Juhls Road, so Garmin gets the win on this one. The way I determined it is by going to county property records and I found a house on Juhls Road.

The interesting thing about Google Maps, however, is that when I enter a specific street address with Juhls Road, it maps to it, but rather to a location, off road, east of "Juhles Road"!

This is probably a typo as you said. However, there is another possibility, which is that it is a deliberate error introduced to provide proof of theft of intellectual property.

This type of "error" is sometimes done to create evidence that something has been copied (stolen) and was not created independently, as this is something which can turn a debatable lawsuit into a very strong case.

- Tom -

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