December 29, 2009

Sorry, Google Maps, But Valleybrink is One Word

On the Brink of the Valley
SOMETIME RECENTLY Google Maps updated the northeast area of Los Angeles with a curious respelling. What used to be marked as Valleybrink Rd., a curvy residential street in central Atwater Village, is now split: Valley Brink Rd. In fact, when Googlers use the one-word spelling to look up a specific address along this century-old street, they're asked: Did you mean Valley Brink? No, we didn't, Google. And neither should you.

4 comments:

Molly said...

Thanks to your noting this, I just reported it to Google. Let's see how long it takes them to fix it.

lynemei said...

ha! more than a month because i reported this at the beginning of december and they said they'd fix it and it has yet to be fixed...maybe if more people complain they'll attend to it quicker...

Molly said...

yeah... I got a canned response from them indicating they would "look into it". We'll see.

Molly said...

HEY! They FIXED it! 1/22/10 I just happened to notice.