This was supposed to be the post where I excitedly announce that Google Maps has added Metro stops and building outlines for DC. I was all prepared to find some nice, prominent spot in DC to show off the new feature, like maybe the White House and McPherson/Farragut Square area or something, but I entered the zip code wrong, putting in “20050” instead of “20500,” and got this:
If you look closely, Google Maps has a big balloon saying “PENTAGON” pointed squarely at The Ellipse. So yeah, close, but no cigar — I give Google Maps a C+ for Geography and a D- for Geometry.
(Hmmm, maybe this explains that guy who keeps editing the Wikipedia entry for The Pentagon to say that it’s shaped like a circle.)
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs