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Some Finnish folks pointed this out to me and I thought it was rather funny. They entered in a request for the driving directions to get from Vaasa to Tampere (a rather short road trip in reality), but instead got these instructions from MSN:

Click here for map.

Start:  Vaasa, Länsi, Finland
End:  Tampere, Länsi, Finland
Total Distance: 581.3 Miles

Estimated Total Time: 19 hours, 34 minutes
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I like the part where they instruct you to get on a ferry and head to Sweden, go down the coast of Sweden and then get on another ferry back to Finland. .... “I'm sorry I'm late boss, but MSN TOLD me I had to take the ferry to get here!“ ... The ferry rides are always fun (tax-free goods) and the Finns are always looking for a way to get on them. Nice!

Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 8:30 AM Social Life | Back to top


Comments on this post: MSN Maps and Directions

# re: MSN Maps and Directions
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Yahoo Maps once put me on a 42-minute drive over two bridges in order to go a few feet down the street. (It has since been fixed.)
Left by Raymond Chen on Oct 05, 2004 9:47 AM

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For some reason MapQuest is determined to make me drive through the US when I plot a trip from Montreal (or even Ottawa) to Vancouver even though we've got this great highway 1 (that I can see from my window) that stretches across all of Canada.

I have to start the trip in Thunder Bay Ontario or else I'll need to bring my passport. Weird.
Left by Peter Stathakos on Oct 05, 2004 3:16 PM

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For two days I have been unable to get MSN Maps and Directions to work for me. None of the links work. I tried to notify them through feedback, but that did not work either. Do you think it is the website? I don't have this problem with other sites.

Thanks.
Left by Arlene Montemarano on Dec 11, 2004 8:05 AM

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Try this one:

START = Hagesund, Norway
END = Trondheim, Norway

Then click Reverse directions for another laff.
Left by DanaG on Feb 06, 2005 4:44 PM

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I CAN NO LONGER PULL UP MAPS & DIRECTIONS - MSN MAPS & DIRECTIONS.
ONE DAY I COULD AND ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO OR SO I COULDN'T. HAS SOMETHING CHANGED THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF?
Left by A. BALLIN on Jul 05, 2006 11:20 AM

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I get kicked off the computer whenever I use Mapquest or follow a link to a map. Is it because I'm on MSN? Is there a fix to this?
Left by Connie on Jun 29, 2007 2:01 PM

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Every time I try to go to MSN Maps & Directions I end up at live maps. Not what I want. How can I access the old Maps & directions?

cwadams1@verizon.net
Left by Carl Adams on Dec 21, 2008 1:49 PM

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would like web site of old msn maps and directions

lcpizza@chibardun.net
Left by mike schradle on May 31, 2009 8:07 PM

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Try to copy and paste this link. I saved this site long time ago.
http://maps.msn.com/(wgdruzqmsa1nubbzjakby545)/home.aspx?&redirect=false
Left by Greg on Jan 21, 2010 2:26 PM

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