Monday, September 15, 2014
The Best Map of Springfield - Ever!
It is a disgrace that nine years after the release of Google Maps, Google still haven't managed to properly map one of America's most loved towns. Luckily where ever Google fails Esri comes to the rescue.
Look up Springfield on Playgis and you will find a gloriously detailed map of this most famous of American towns. From the world's first ever Kwik-E-Mart to Springfield Elementary School, this Spingfield map has it all. You can even use the map to look up the address of individual families, for example the Simpsons family at 742 Evergreen Terrace.
Even though this is undoubtedly the best Simpsons map ever - I still want more. Where is the Springfield Street View (I bet even Shelbyville has Street View by now)? I also want driving directions. I need to know the quickest way to the Kwik-E-Mart and to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant (preferably with real-time traffic conditions).
Another thing missing from the map is transit directions. It would be handy to know which bus I should get home from a late night at Moe's Tavern. However, nit-picking aside, this is still the Springfield map I've ever seen. It's quite possibly the best map ever.