Asking for directions doesn't always help
thehappyman wrote: ↑Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:58 am
Also annoying is your address not being on 50% of satnavs, even though it's been here 120 years. (Our delivery curry got lost last night.)
You might want to check it on OpenStreetMap.org - this is a community-sourced map database that is used by a number of satnav programs (I use Osmand+ myself and it's absolutely worth every penny... it does routing and navigation without needing to have live cellphone service).
If your house number isn't shown, you can create an OpenStreetMap account and edit the database yourself. Add numbers to your neighbors' houses while you're at it. The changes will go into the live database almost immediately, and offline-navigation programs like Osmand will get database updates within a month or two.
that Google Maps has a way to submit corrections, but it's been a long time since I used it.
My biggest gripe with most satnav programs is that they seem to try to route people to where a building is closest to a street, which isn't necessarily the right place. Our property is in a cul-de-sac in a residential neighborhood of twisty little streets, and it backs up against a medium-size connector road. Satnav programs (including Google Maps) always seem to end up directing people to the back, but there's a sound wall here with no entrance and a strict "no parking" rule, so people are left rather bewildered. I haven't found any way to override this... the navigation programs don't pay enough attention to obstructions and don't look for "building entrance" annotations.
Sorry to hear about your lost curry! It's sad to think of a lost curry, abandoned and forlorn, shivering from the cold as it cowers under the landscaping shrubs trying to evade hungry predators, slowly going feral as it loses all hope of rescue, yet still holding onto its dreams of a nice warm bed of basmati rice and a comforting blanket of garlic naan.