Google Adds Bus Stop Info to Maps

About two weeks ago, Google finally added WMATA transit information to its DC map. So now you can quickly find out how to get from Point A to Point B in the District using the bus and/or metro.

One of the side-benefits to this improvement is that Google maps now shows where all the bus stops are. As you can see above, there are a lot of them in Georgetown. Unfortunately, if you click on the the little icons for each stop, it doesn’t give you any information other than the name of the stop. It would be nice if it were to at least tell you what bus-lines service the stop and where they go. But it’s still nice to be able to quickly locate where a stop specifically is if you only know generally where one is.

Speaking of Google Maps, and in the Department of Unfortunate Clip Art, GM noticed another icon in the map of Georgetown. It’s for the Westside Club:

Google obviously has decided to associate a picture of a martini glass with each “club” on its maps. But in this case, the club in question hosts an Alcoholics Anonymous group (among other addiction support groups). So, needless to say, but they probably could have selected a better icon for this listing.


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