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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:09 PM


Apple Maps bug 'potentially life-threatening'

By Nick Thompson

Inaccurate, inconvenient, ill-conceived ... now add "potentially life-threatening" to the list of words being used to describe flaws in Apple's much maligned maps app.

Police in Mildura, Australia are warning drivers to be careful about using Apple Maps to find the city, which the app has placed more than 40 miles (70 kilometers) away in the Outback.

Calling it a "potentially life-threatening issue," police say the mapping system lists Mildura, a city of 30,000 people, as being in the middle of Murray-Sunset National Park.

Several motorists have had to be rescued by police from the park, which police say has no water supply and where temperatures can reach a blistering 46 degrees Celsius (114 Fahrenheit).

More: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/10/tech/apple-maps-australia-flaw/index.html

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:23 PM

1. Google maps very inaccurate also.

Esp, in this town..many places are miles off course.
Fortunately for me, so is MY address..no one can find it using Google...ha!

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. Google Navigator has only been bad for me when I use away from large population centers.


I've have had it lead me around in circles when I'm out in the sticks. I think the locals screwed up the data.

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