Tuesday, November 28, 2006

GPS Disappointment

The McChronicles was perusing some GPS units recently. We are now able to purchase a device that contains preprogrammed POIs (points of interest) such as gas stations, restaurants, etc.

Our goal is, from wherever we are, to be able to find all the McDonald's in the area.

Imagine our surprise when we viewed a unit that boasts over 6 million POIs and did NOT include a single restaurant when we asked for McDonald's.

Interestingly, they did deliver the address, and a map to, the owner of several local McDonald's.

What a disappointing turn of events.

The McChronicles: A blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's.
Image: The McChronicles (modified to obscure the address)



mckroes said...

If you use TomTom you will be able to find McDonald's as a point of interest (at least in the Netherlands) and there is also a possibility to download some kind of TomTom directory with all McDonald's Restaurants inside it. A friend of mine has got such a directory and every time the y pass a McDonald's on the map , TomTom makes a sound.

McChronicles said...

Very cool.
That is The dream of The McChronicles.