This morning.

Dublin, unspecified location.

A sensor-equipped jammer – among a fleet- currently collecting road details, signage and landmarks across Ireland

Apple will incorporate this information into its modern Apple Maps dataset, which is being rebuilt literally from the ground up.


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  1. eoin

    Just so the CIA will know exactly where you live and can plan how best to rendition you when you kick up too much of a fuss about the increasing use of Shannon airport as a base by the US military.

    1. Termagant

      I don’t have a sign on my house saying who I am. If you do and this is a concern for you I suggest you take it down.

  2. kellMA

    They have been busy! I saw the car around the back road from duncannon to mullinavat a few days ago

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    Overtook it on the M50 weeks ago and I did that deNiro/Meet the Parents/’I’m watching you’ gesture to the driver.

    But surely there’s more than one car a-mapping?

  4. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

    Saw it around Kimmage on Saturday
    Hope it’s more accurate than the other crowd
    Google needs major recalibration

    It had me starting from Enniscorthy when I was in Tuam
    Somewhere called St Kevin’s when I’m in LR Mount Street
    Blackrock Co Louth when I’m down the Pairc

    And theres a place called The Missing Bean in Oxford recommended when ever I get my hair done

    ‘suppose it could be the phone too
    Either way Google Maps is a pain in the bum
    Try finding the Crown Plaza Swords without having to do a dozen U-Turns

    1. Termagant

      Google invented a place called Scalpwilliam to put Killiney into. Or possibly the other way around. My aunt’s lived there since 1978 and she’d never heard the word Scalpwilliam until she tried to book herself a myTaxi and couldn’t figure out why it would only give her the option of choosing Killiney in Scalpwilliam, wherever that was, instead of her own hometown of 40 years. They’re like gods beside us now, sculpting reality to their own liking.

      1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

        Probably a bitta that
        But I kinda blame the App on the phone too
        It’s never off
        So if you’re like me and your flutering in and out of 5g WiFi and lumpy blackspots from Athy to Ballinasloe
        And Google customers with promoted placements
        Stuff and locations get stalled and frozen
        Locked on their Google Maps/ Word Search local customer

        Or confused
        Like Dublin Texas

        Even yesterday I came off the M7 /M8 to get diesel just before the toll
        Around Cullahill before heading into Abbeyleix/ Port Laois to visit a pal via Urlingford
        Signal was muck in fairness
        So GMaps wanted me to go back to Horse and Jockey via Thurles
        Yesterday of all days n’ all
        Just to get me back onto the M8
        And get an e Toll out’ve me

        And keep a track on me

          1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

            Ah yeah
            Al Binliner
            I wouldn’t be without it tbh
            But its definitely corrupted by paid for spots, dodgy signal traps, open networks wifi’ ing in, and smart phone apps n’ downloads n’ whathaveyas interfering

            Like just look that that convolution there yesterday
            Tipp Kilkenny Laois and back to Tipp again
            Probably all different signal masts and algorithms
            And profiling going on

            And speed traps in different duristictions n’ all

  5. Termagant

    Saw a Google on going south on the N11 the other day, and today an Apple one going north. I wonder if they ever overlap and record each other.

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