Is it just me?

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Is it just me?

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed May 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Or does the new google maps (browser version) just really really really really suck? Super slow to load, and not really an intuitive user experience.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed May 28, 2014 7:22 pm

Sacrilegious - I thank the gods of Google for Google maps, every day since we've been in Cambodge. Give or take a hundred meters it's allowed us to direct even the most determined (to get lost, charge more) tuktuk driver to our intended destination. Our regular drivers have given up that game and now just placidly look for directions if they're unsure.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by giblet » Wed May 28, 2014 9:14 pm

Since their last update it's been virtually unusable for me. It takes so long to load the street names/numbers up that by the time I do my tuk tuk driver has already asked five people and found out where we are going.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by JBTrain » Wed May 28, 2014 10:06 pm

giblet wrote:Since their last update it's been virtually unusable for me. It takes so long to load the street names/numbers up that by the time I do my tuk tuk driver has already asked five people and found out where we are going.
You seem to be talking about the Mobile app (?). I don't have any problem with it and Google has made it a lot easier to save maps offline which helps immensely. New satellite images of outlying areas and lots of new commune labels as well. Looks much better to me.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed May 28, 2014 10:29 pm

giblet wrote:Since their last update it's been virtually unusable for me. It takes so long to load the street names/numbers up that by the time I do my tuk tuk driver has already asked five people and found out where we are going.
Actually, that's true for me too recently - the 'you are here' marker is often a turn behind actual position, resulting in a lot of u-turns and muttering tuktuk drivers.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by logos » Wed May 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Plus you better not try to head anywhere beyond street 271, which seems to have become googletalk for "the sticks".
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed May 28, 2014 11:05 pm

Yeah, down at 492 today and Google maps was just throwing darts at a board for a few minutes - the few minutes it took to miss the corner.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by General Mackevili » Wed May 28, 2014 11:16 pm

I just wish they'd bring back the "distance" tool.

You could just tap from place to place and it would show you the distance.

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Re: Is it just me?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed May 28, 2014 11:32 pm

Siri on iAnything: the distance to the nearest latte is 5.2km, Dave. Would you like me to post a hipster whinge about it?
Google maps on Android: the distance to Garage bar is 5 beers.
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Re: Is it just me?

Post by Jacobincambodia » Thu May 29, 2014 7:24 pm

It's definitely not perfect, but it's greatly improved!
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