Back in the Spring of 2004, I found an error on MapQuest, Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps, Google Earth (uses the same data as Google Maps), and pretty much all that derive from TeleAtlas and NavTEQ. I was told by all of these places that I had to submit my correction "request" to each of those two services on my own. I did. It was finally updated in June of 2007. A tad bit more than three years it took. Amazing.
So, today I found another error and submitted it only to Google Maps. Why? Because the error only appears on Google Maps and Google Earth. And this one is a little more interesting. Rather than just being an incorrect road name, it's an issue where a divided highway is named differently on each side. How's that!
Go ahead and check this out yourself:
Open up Live Maps, MapQuest and Google Maps. In each, search for "N. Great Neck Rd" and zoom/scroll downward until you see the intersection with "Virginia Beach Blvd". In reality (I know this because I pass through that location frequently by car and on a bicycle), it ends at "Virginia Beach Blvd" and turns into "London Bridge Rd" from the intersection and South of that point. Google Maps shows the South-bound lane as "S. Great Neck Rd" and the North-bound lane as "London Bridge Rd". Ever seen a road like that in real life? I never have.
Basically: There is NO "S. Great Neck Rd" in Virginia Beach. Never has.
So I submitted my correction to Google today. I'll check my calendar again when this is actually corrected on their site (if ever).