Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hey Federal Way, Let's Tell Google We Exist

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So if you go to Google Maps ( and you navigate to Federal Way and then right-click.

 (If you're on Firefox, you'll get this menu... press escape without clicking anything.)

You'll see this menu.  A handy way to quickly do common tasks in Google Maps.  A recently new one is "What's here?"  Allows you to find out what's in the area you're looking at.  Only it's broken...

 That's right... use this feature in Federal Way and it comes back with Auburn.  In the olden days, if you tried to complain, they'd say "Oh, it's the map data we bought that's messed up.  Sorry."  (Zillow said that at first but has since fixed theirs.)

Well, Google's ready to ask the world to help it get better map data.  Yes, that's right, if you're logged in, that same right-click menu will also give you the option to "Report a Problem."

So, as citizens of Federal Way, it's our duty to help Google get it right.  There's a new share button at the top of this post that will help you pass this along to friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Let's be heard, Federal Way. (Feel free to post in the comments once you've made a report to Google.)

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