Ref: Who wants to help design an all-new trip planner from the ground up? (#150)
A comparison of how four mapping sites and Streets & Trips 2013 handle an intentionally difficult route.
1200 Main St, Imperial, MO 63052 Waypoint 1
Whitehaven Welcome Center
1845 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003
37.051110, -88.653367 END
204 Largo Dr, Nashville, TN 37211 Alternate END
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This has been one of my test routes for quite a while.
Most of the map sites now handle the first leg (to Whitehaven Welcome Center) correctly... or almost correctly:
S&T2013 still doesn't quite get this right.
While almost any POI in Paducah, KY would be OK, the Whitehaven Welcome Center was chosen because it is as close as possible to the interstate highway that continues on to the subsequent destinations.
Even S&T now finds the Whitehaven Welcome Center as a named place. But as you can see in the screen caps below, only BING MAPS directs you to the correct exit.
If you were just following their instructions of all the others, you'd miss the exit.
True, in this case, there's another entrance after the first one, but that's not always the case.
WINNER: bing.com/maps - It found the correct exit. google.com/maps wego.here.com
mydrive.tomtom.com Streets & Trips 2013