Written: October 24, 2013

Apple Maps Not Quite Ready

You have to credit Apple for being ambitious in creating their own mapping app to compete with Google Maps, however a little testing by me recently shows that Apple has much work to do yet. As an example I asked Apple Maps to find the directions between my home and office and it came up with a circuitous route of 2.4 miles while Google got it right at 2.1 miles:

Next, I asked each mapping tool to find direction from home to Rolling Hills Community Church, once again Google came out on top saving me 1 minute of time by taking into account traffic congestion:

Finally, I compared mapping directions from home to Champoeg State Park, Google found a route 2 minutes shorter than Apple:

My first mapping app was MapQuest, then Google, so based on these results I continue using Google Maps. Maybe in a few years Apple Maps will improve enough to consider using.

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Custom Maps with Multiple Locations

Cruisin Sherwood is an annual event on June 12 this year and they wanted to show all the shuttle bus locations on their web site, so I used Google Maps:


View Shuttle Bus to Cruisin Sherwood in a larger map

To do this visit http://maps.google.com then click My Maps, Create New Map.

Enjoy creating custom maps with multiple locations.

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Tualatin Farmers Market

Beth Roach phoned me about a week ago to discuss creating a new site for the Tualatin Farmers Market. Since she wanted to update content on her own so I opted to use the popular WordPress as a Content Management System and customized a theme to use:

I could almost smell the fresh produce and hear the sounds of summertime while building this site. All the best to the Tualatin Farmers Market when it opens in June.

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