18 February 2010

Where's the Airport?

Back in December while traveling through the new Indy Airport, I hit up google maps just for a refresher on how to get to the new terminal. I noticed that Google maps was still giving directions to the old terminal (and it still does, even now, eight months after the new airport went online). This morning, I get this friendly little email from the Google team.

Hi j,

Your Google Maps problem report has been reviewed, and you were right! We'll update the map soon and email you when you can see the change.

Report history
Problem ID: A7FD-E0BE-1B3D-B302

Your report:
There is a new Indianapolis International Airport. The airport is now accessed via I-70, the official address is 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive Indianapolis, IN 46241 All searches for IND still lead to the old airport.

Thanks for your help,
The Google Maps team

What's at the old terminal now anyway? Did they tear it down? Are there signs warning you that you're no longer heading towards the right airport? I keep imagining rolling up in front of the old terminal, grabbing my bag out of the trunk, waving goodbye as my ride drives away and then turning around to realize the airport is completely dark and deserted.
Seriously google maps, the place opened months ago, and we're not talking about a total backwater airport, its the 14th largest city in the country!