Checking the time for a possible trip to the DC meet this coming weekend, I ran a specific route from an address in Frankfort, Ky. to an address in Staunton, Va. through four online services -- Google, Bing, Yahoo and Mapquest. Got some interesting figures back.
6 hrs, 51 mins for 407 miles.
6 hrs, 15 mins for 407.09 miles
5 hrs, 49 mins for 406.08 miles
6 hrs, 7 mins for 406.59 miles
An hour's difference in travel times between a couple of the services, with a couple of them right in the middle and probably closer to what my own estimate of the travel time would be, which is 6 1/2 hours.
What's the general preference here, or an opinion on accuracy, of these four? Or is there another mapping service someone prefers?
When I get to a PC, I will run the route on MS Streets and Trips and DeLorme Street Atlas to see what those two pieces of software come up with.