Google Maps “fools” tourists. Locals save the day Google Maps are not as trustworthy as we would like them to be. A banner in Goa tells the tourists that they are on the wrong path to Baga Beach and the Google Maps are misleading.
In this era of technology, our new best friend whenever we are on a holiday or in a new place is Google Maps. We blindly rely on the app to take us to the correct location and to take us to our destination in the least time avoiding all the traffic.
Especially if we are holidaying in a place like Goa, where there is no Uber service we are totally dependent on Maps.
However, the major attraction of a Goa holiday is renting cars or bikes and enjoying the picturesque beaches for which we need Google Maps.
But guess what they are not as trustworthy as one would like them to be. All of us would have at least once had one bad experience with Google Maps.
The app at times might tell you to take a left turn even when there is no option of turning left or asking you to drive on a road which doesn’t really exist. Don’t be shocked if the maps tell you to jump a wall and then go 500 mths straight to reach your destination.
Similarly, to correct a constant mistake by the app that occurs as one tries to reach Baga Beach in Goa, the native residents of the city have come up with a banner that warns people that they are not on the right path towards the beach.
The banner that says, ” YOU ARE FOOLED BY GOOGLE MAP. THIS ROAD DON’T TAKE YOU TO BAGA BEACH !!! TURN BACK AND TAKE A LEFT TURN. BAGA IS 1 KM FROM HERE. “
The best part about the banner is, it also tells you about the right path.
Netizens are having the best time after an image of this banner was shared on Twitter. We have collected some of the best reactions for you.
A picture of the banner was first shared on Twitter by user Sumanth Raj Urs. It has now received more than 700 reactions with 213 retweets.
After the picture went viral, many users thanked Sumanth and the helpful people who put up the banner. Some even shared personal experiences of taking the wrong route for Baga from the same location.
One user wrote, “Happened with me as well when I was in Goa… Google will mislead u while coming from Delhi to chandigarh as well which is pretty much straight.”
Meanwhile, Google maps reacting to the development said that they have fixed the issue in 2017.”@tweesumz. Thank you for pointing this to us. We, actually, already fixed this in 2017. Looks like the banner needs fixing now :D,” tweeted Google.