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Apple Maps Still Blows
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subego
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Jun 18, 2014, 07:23 PM
 
Searching for a Home Depot in Evanston, Chicago's nearest northern suburb. I need to do this instead of walking to the one down the block because it's illegal to sell spray paint in the city, but that's a different load of horseshit.

I know there's one there, I just forgot where it is.


Apple Maps: I type "home depot e". Apple maps is smart enough to put "Home Depot Evanston" in the autofill. I choose that. No results.

Google Maps: I type "home depot e". Google maps is smart enough to put "Home Depot near Evanston, IL" in the autofill. I choose that...

Well, knock me over with a feather. It has results. It's on Oakton. Thanks, overlords.
( Last edited by subego; Jun 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM. )
     
DarkStarRed
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Jun 19, 2014, 02:14 AM
 
I get multiple results within Chicago just by putting Home Depot Chicago

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Jun 19, 2014, 03:20 AM
 
Methinks just entering "Home Depot" would have got you exactly what you wanted.
     
subego  (op)
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Jun 19, 2014, 01:38 PM
 
C'mon, try harder people.

First sentence of the OP is me stating I'm looking for a Home Depot not in Chicago.


Likewise... I entered in what Apple Maps suggested.
     
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Jun 24, 2014, 05:48 PM
 
I tried "Home depot Evanston", and got the expected result (2201 Oakton St Evanston, IL 60202-2740)

Also works with just typing Home Depot e and the selecting the entry HD Evanston.



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subego  (op)
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Jun 24, 2014, 07:06 PM
 
Obviously, someone in the Apple Map department saw the thread.
     
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Jun 24, 2014, 07:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Obviously, someone in the Apple Map department saw the thread.
I'm sure that's it.
Apple maps has been 100% for me.....way better than my updated Garmin Nuvi.
Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
     
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Jun 25, 2014, 07:03 AM
 
I've had inconsistent results with Apple Maps with minimal search terms, but if I put in a full city/state, I get decent results. Apple Maps' search bit has always been sensitive to the fact that Cleveland and Canton aren't just in Ohio (even if the user doesn't know that).

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