Fast company has an
interesting article today about how mapping sites such as MapQuest.com maintain
their data. There are folks whose entire job is to drive around, noting metadata about
roads and rules that eventually gets pulled into databases tapped by MQ and other
As it stands today, only Yahoo Maps has any idea where
my house is (it’s on a fairly new street). I’ve never bothered to submit a correction
to any of the other sites, but this article inspires me to give that a shot and see
what kind of response I get.