Saturday, May 23, 2015

Virtually uncharted

My friend X's place, my base for the rest of my Shanghai sojourn, is new enough that it's off the map. Well, sort of. Baidu (below), the Chinese Google-substitute, has an up-to-date satellite picture: I've marked our building (number 8) with a red circle. But Baidu has circled where it thinks #99 should be at upper right - because it hasn't registered that the road was extended to the south, with new numbering in the opposite direction! Meanwhile Bing (above, like Google maps) has the street address but hasn't yet recognized there are buildings there...

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