Map of the Dead is a new online tool that claims to overlays relevant zombie survival information onto Google Maps. Red areas highlight population density, while supply locations such as gas stations and gun stores are clearly marked.
But does it really work?
We did a test of the Los Angeles area and found the results spotty at best.
A subway stop was listed as a police station. An Army recruiting center in a strip mall was listed as a place to find military support. And for some reason the L.A. Auto Show which is held at the downtown convention center in November every year was listed as the only gas station for miles around. There is no gas station at the convention center.
The creators are considering adding more location types, but as of right now the tool is pretty useless.
Try it in a location you’re familiar with and you’ll quickly spot the erroneous results, not to mention the fact that you probably don’t need help finding gas stations in your own hometown. But the real danger is using this tool in a city unknown to you, and being led on a wild goose chase to certain death.
Still, it’s fun to play around with for a couple minutes when you’re taking a break from actual zombie survival preparedness.