Hollywood, Florida’s biggest junkyard was situated in the rubble of ahalf-built ghost mall off Taft Street. Suzanne’s Miami-airport rental car came with a GPS, but the little box hadn’t ever heard of the mall; it was off the map. So she took a moment in the sweltering parking lot of her coffin hotel to call her interview subject again and get better coordinates.
“Yeah it’s ’cause they never finished building the mall, so the address hasn’t been included in the USGS maps. The open GPSs all have these better maps made by geohackers, but the rental car companies have got a real hard-on for official map data. Morons. Hang on, lemme get my GPS out and I’ll get you some decent lat-long.”