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people complain about osmand+ not being as usable as google navigation... but google recently took a visitor on this 25 minute detour

there is a patch of highway here google refuses to route on, using a tiny back road instead

my friend stayed on the highway and could have taken a left turn to destination, instead google routed them on a rural "round the block"

@joeyh@octodon.social personally I think stupid pathfinder algorithms are probably better for society than "smart" traffic routing algorithms, at least if the roads are well-designed (big if)

@joeyh@octodon.social of course better would be to reduce how much we use cars in the first place but :blobcatgooglyshrug:

@alexandra @joeyh i mean even if you don't have cars, pathfinding algorithms still have their place
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