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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
If your life is a leaf / that that the seasons tear off and condemn They will bind you with love / that is graceful and green as a stem
— Leonard Cohen, Sisters of Mercy
August 8, 2010
Is North Vancouver Part of Alaska? Google Says Yes.

Google Maps image of Burrard Inlet

I’m heading to the Under the Volcano festival today, so I checked out Cates Park on Google Maps to see what the walking distance is in North Vancouver from other destinations (most notably, Honey’s Doughnuts.) I was quite surprised to notice that while the waters of the Burrard Inlet are labeled correctly, the waters off of Cates Park—farther east, and surrounded on three sides by various areas of Vancouver—are not.

As it turns out, Google seems to think that North Vancouver might, in fact, be a part of Southeast Alaska.

There’s a shuttle running to the festival, and I think I’m going to take it over instead of cycling. It’ll make towing camera equipment around a whole lot easier.

The image is a composite of two Google Maps images. Click to see a larger view.

Posted by skooter at 5:35 PM This entry is filed under Technology, Vancouver.
This entry is tagged: Cates Park, North Vancouver, Under the Volcano

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