I have just been using Google maps to find the location of a road in Penzance. The experience has hardened my opinion that the internet is just full of garbage.
Oh, I found the road OK. Just in case you have the slightest interest the name is Polwyn, which means ‘white pool’. But while looking I came across a jaw-dropping number of goofs.
First, I came across “Wherrytown Co-operative Food Market”, but not at Wherrytown, which is an area of the Penzance seafront, but about half a mile inland and probably a mile east of where it really is. Then there were an art gallery and a fish and chip shop, located on the map at the other end of the fairly long street from their true positions. A clothing store is apparently in the middle of the main car park in the town and if you want to find Lloyd’s Bank, trust not the map! You will end up about a quarter of a mile west of where it actually is and find yourself at the
Police Station oops! Royal Mail sorting office. A bakery is shown on the wrong side of the road and anyway it closed down about three years ago and a pharmacy is really a good 200 metres away from its map position. I could go on…