Another Google Maps snafu

google-maps-pasadena.jpgFun as it has been around here to pick out archaic references and just plain mistakes on Google Maps' Los Angeles pages, there are too many to keep going to that well. But this one is new and strange, affecting Pasadena. It's been noticed that Google Maps has shifted all buildings in the city of Pasadena southward by about 350 feet. All those buildings now in streets could make driving more...challenging. "Google hasn’t been very responsive," says one website on geospatial technology. Quips another's commenter: "Think of the Rose Parade come Jan 1, having to zig-zag around all those buildings now…"

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