The Register has an interesting piece on how Google Maps helped Edwin Soto, charged for running a red light, convince the judge that the street was indeed a two-way street which let Edwin off of a $200 charge.
As random as this may sound, it’s actually quite interesting. By reading this, I am convinced that the mapping technology we have today is really something. I cannot imagine this happening about two years ago. When Google came, it solved many cases, I do remember reading such pieces on how Google saved John Doe in court. But now that Google Map is doing it is another step forward — even though it might be a small step.
But the thing I find funny is how it’s always Google solving cases, and you don’t hear about Yahoo! (and others) doing such things, when indeed Yahoo! I beleive had “Maps” way way way before Google did. I mean, you can’t tell me Google Maps is better than Yahoo! Maps because I’m quite sure what Edwin did with Google Maps could’ve been done with Yahoo! Maps. Dunno. Perhaps it’s just a co-incidence. Or maybe it’s Google doing something right.