• @[email protected]
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    13 days ago

    That looks really annoying. And do not ever distract me while I’m driving. Save your ads for the route planning not execution.

    Disgusting.

  • @JeffreyOrange
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    2113 days ago

    Osm it is If I see this even once I’m uninstalling maps

      • @JeffreyOrange
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        12 days ago

        Well I usually only ride my bike, so I have barely any use for google maps. I usually use naviki or osmand. Maps is trash for bikes. But sometimes maps is nice to find a shop in the city and see opening times, reviews and a website link.

        • @[email protected]
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          212 days ago

          But sometimes maps is nice to find a shop in the city and see opening times, reviews and a website link.

          Unfortunately yes. It’s really hard to beat Google maps for stuff like that

  • @[email protected]
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    1313 days ago

    Poor startup google must not be making enough money selling our travel data that they need to put ads to keep the lights on

    • @chaospatternsOP
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      1213 days ago

      Totally. I used to contribute to Google maps quite a bit and got higher up in the Local Guides levels, but now I find myself contributing a lot to OSM. I feel a lot better about contributing to an open platform vs letting a company close up my changes.

      I just haven’t made the switch to use it as a mobile client yet

  • @[email protected]
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    913 days ago

    Alright, so I’ve replaced Google with duckduckgo, Chrome with Firefox, Gmail with Protonmail…

    What’s the replacement for Google maps?

    • @nerdyshades
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      1313 days ago

      I use Organic Maps on Android (which uses OpenStreetMap data), but I haven’t found a good alternative that also tracks traffic.

        • @BurnedOliveTree
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          112 days ago

          You could try ViaMichelin Not saying it doesn’t track you, but atleast it’s not Google

    • @toynbee
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      413 days ago

      Though I haven’t used it myself, I’ve seen OpenStreetMaps recommended several times on Lemmy.

  • Shimitar
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    813 days ago

    I have nothing against OpenStreetMao, and in fact I use it quite a bit, even contribute (using StreetComplete app).

    But the reasons I use google maps and find it unreplaceable is trafic information, which is quite good and there is no real alternative.

    That’s unfortunate.

  • @middlemanSI
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    813 days ago

    Pour it with gasoline and light the fire

  • Carighan Maconar
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    As they say in the update, this is in fact nothing new, and isn’t distracting or detouring in any way.

    It’s always existed, and is meant to show you something like gas stations along the way. It’s actually quite helpful, even though it is of course - in a lot of ways - ads. But for businesses i might actually need while driving, so fuck if I mind. And also as said in the update, these only appear briefly, and do not pop up. I’ve seen this before plenty of times, they’re really not intrusive at all.

    • Skua
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      413 days ago

      How is it helpful? It isn’t going to know what you need because it doesn’t know if you’re hungry or low on fuel or whatever. It also isn’t going to let you see your options and could just as well be sending you to the worst local option because that’s who paid to advertise

      • @Old_Dude
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        313 days ago

        It’s just like any other website or subscription that offers their “suggestions.” Whether it’s helpful is subjective, but it’s certainly not out of the ordinary.

      • Carighan Maconar
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        113 days ago

        It’s pretty common to show various things near your routes? It’s a feature built-in car map systems had since forever, at least. Always got the odd moment where you want to detour to a gas station or need to stop at a pharmacy.

        • Skua
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          113 days ago

          That’s just saying it’s common, though, not that it’s helpful. Do you actually ever use those recommendations?

  • @[email protected]
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    413 days ago

    Why do they have to force me to say omg this is just like nineteen eighty four every fucking day

  • @[email protected]
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    013 days ago

    There is a client for android called magic earth There osm based and have a lot of features (some you really may not need). But they dont track or keep any kind of profile