Google recognises the eXistenZ of St Johns and Honor Oak Park

Brian O'Blivion: The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television.
- Videodrome

With over 90% share of the UK search market, Google dominates the way in which people learn about you. So it has irked many that Google Maps has for years been telling everyone that Honor Oak Park was where St Johns should be.


Well the team behind Brockley Market weren't going to stand for it any more and employed some dark arts (they asked Google nicely) to have that wrong, righted. Here's the new map. We're going to ask them if they'll consider throwing a border around Greater Brockley.

21 comments:

David Fanning said...

That's fantastic news. It has been bugging me for years!

But wait, they've got it in the wrong place still. It should centre on St John's Church, as it's the Parish of St Johns. Or reasonably it could be centred on the station. But they have it across the road in SE4! St John's is SE8, as it was previously known as Deptford New Town.

Geoff@Fourtothe4.com said...

Well done Brockley Market, it's frankly ridiculous that it's taken them this long to have that correct on the map.

Liking the new website too! What's that? I helped you get it together? Well, well /shameless self-promotion, shameless self-promotion\ ;o)

Brockley Nick said...

@David - Close enough - it's all Brockley really anyway ;)

TM said...

Apart from the bit that is Ladywell, Crofton Park etc etc

Brockley Nick said...

If you want a two-speed Brockley, that's fine.

fong said...

I live in St John's and my postcode is SE4

Anonymous said...

"Greater Brockley", when is Brockley going to forcibly annex Poland...

Brockley Nick said...

Just waiting for unemployment and economic collapse in the borough of Lewisham to cause people to put their faith in an authoritarian leader, backed by wealthy local businesses worried about the surge in support for People Before Profit.

Anonymous said...

You mean Sir Steve?

local yokel said...

How odd
all the churches have been removed

If you type in Lewisham Way SE4
you get a slightly different version on google - with only St. John's C of E church (wrongly postitioned) but no others - but you do have Tesco Express and The Talbot as landmarks.

Anonymous said...

Do people still bother going to church?

local yokel said...

Many do. For map purposes they are significant landmarks.

Anonymous said...

If you still search google for "honor oak park" it displays in st johns, i expected more of you nick, not lazy daily mail journalism.

Please check your facts before publishing articles

Brockley Nick said...

no it doesn't http://bit.ly/uFC4mh

Anonymous said...

Any church that organises Alpha courses is a bit dodgy anyway, so I don't care if they remove them from the map...

Anonymous said...

I miss commuting from St Johns station with its weird footbridge.

Brockley Jon said...

+1 for the footbridge. I also miss the ramshackle car park which always felt a bit like I was in the countryside.

Anonymous said...

YES! Finally. This has been irritating the heck outta me for ages.

kolp said...

"Do people still bother going to church?"


yeah, why bother!

local yokel said...

Stand corrected - churches shown at closer range.

Headhunter said...

Finally Google gets things right! Now all we need is for the East London Line to change "Arkley" to Brockley....

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