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Pretty sure the "swim across the ocean" thing is tongue in cheek.
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post #54 of 75
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Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Pretty sure the "swim across the ocean" thing is tongue in cheek.

Yeah, I thought every one knew about that...it was a joke people. They probably removed it because I am sure some one probably tried to follow the directions.

What I want to know is if there even a safer way to get to where "Wild Dog Road" will take you? It maybe the only thing close to a road in the area...If you are trying to get to the middle of no where you have to go on roads like that.

I can go into areas of South Dakota and Montana and find the same thing. Both Apple and Google maps have seemed to work well for me out there too...though I know the areas like the back of my hand and I didn't need them. I just was playing around with my phones and was curious if they even had the areas loaded. Aside from not knowing a couple roads had been under water since roughly 1997 they did OK. Though I should probably say that if you are in these areas you are pretty much expected to be on horse back, on foot, riding an ATV/dirt bike or a snowmobile...really Apple and Google should just disable "Driving" directions in these types of areas and only use the walking directions option (which would be fine for the ATVs too), but that would probably get more people in trouble...cause I am sure there will be people trying to drive their compact hatchback car down minimum maintenance roads that even farm equipment might have trouble navigating. Gro
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The FB page for iOS Maps is hilarious. There was a recent post from the admin about putting the cdompass and contacts apps into a folder called "useless" and a lot of replies are "funny, that's exactly were I put the iOS Maps app!" replies!
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Anyone could have told you this.

If you blindly follow any map bad things can happen. It's just natural selection at work.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Anyone could have told you this.
If you blindly follow any map bad things can happen. It's just natural selection at work.

I don't think this is about blindly following a map...this about blindly following the directions given to you by an automated system. Even when driving interstates and highways I will not blindly follow the directions my phone gives me...I will make little tweaks to avoid areas I know to have heavy traffic or road construction and what not.

However, blindly following anything is not going to lead to any good...if you find the road on the map you want to drive on and it looks barely suitable to walk down it...you probably should find a different route.
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Idiots who blindly follow what a computer says deserve what they get.

Yeah. If i lived somewhere dangerous like a country that was mostly desert there's no way i'd rely on just a sat nav. Or anything battery powered.
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Guess it's time to go back to good old fashioned maps and/or a GPS if you want to be "safe".
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

Guess it's time to go back to good old fashioned maps and/or a GPS if you want to be "safe".

Not going to make a difference tongue.gif Even if you blindly follow a map (which people who blindly follow satnavs/Google maps/Apple maps would do) will still end up being in the same situation.
    
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