[Talk-GB] Google maps added addresses!

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 18:40:36 UTC 2020


I sent someone an email through Gmail including the words, "my home address
is:...." and miskeyed my house number (doh!)....months later, Google Maps
offered it as my home address in directions....makes me suspicious.

On Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 18:27 Russ Garrett, <russ at garrett.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Dec 2020 at 18:23, Jez Nicholson <jez.nicholson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Google also have access to many people's Android phones (if given
> permission) with their home address in, as well as doing Google Maps
> directions to/from 'home', so this could be an additional source.
>
> Part of me wishes they were that clever, but I doubt it. Despite
> numerous attempts to suggest improvements over the last 10 years,
> Google still puts my address ~300m away from where it should be.
>
> --
> Russ Garrett
> russ at garrett.co.uk
>
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