Monday, August 16, 2010
Wasting Your Vacation with Google Maps
British newspaper The Sun has a silly season story today about a man who plans to walk the entire length of Britain in Google Maps Street View.
I vaguely remember a similar story from last year of a couple of guys who walked from the east to west coasts of the USA in Street View. If I remember right they plotted their route with Google Maps and had conversations with people on their journey using Twitter.
However even that is too much effort for Matthew Partridge, who has taken a week off work to walk from Land's End to John O'Groats in Street View. Matthew says he "can cover 400 yards in about ten seconds."
I love Google Maps and Street View but can I say, Matthew, if you are reading, please don't waste you vacation go and walk just a tiny part of that journey for real.