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[Gizmodo]Google Maps Might Kill You as Well

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Oh, how we laughed when Australian police warned users against using Apple Maps. Stupid Apple! Stupid, rubbish Apple. Except now they’ve warned against using Google’s mapping tool as well, in case it leads coach loads of kids to their doom.

Local sergeant Nick Buenen says Google’s mapping system is putting lives at risk in this wilder part of Australia, thanks to sending heavy traffic down rough country lane Wild Dog Road in the small town of Colac, which is a one-way track not suitable for things with lots of wheels and/or children hanging out of the back windows.

“My issue is it’s a significant safety issue for tourists [and] locals, who are getting the wrong information from their GPSs,” Buenen said, with regional police forced to carry out six rescue missions in the last few weeks.


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post #2 of 75
Not exactly a surprise. Google map have some error and still have them for a long time.
With that said still far better than the amount of error on iSO last time I used it.
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So it takes them down a crappy road but at least it takes them where they want to go..

This is why you go to those information stations/gas stations and pick up a map!! Look up your routes in advance!
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Idiots who blindly follow what a computer says deserve what they get.
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post #5 of 75
Gizmodo up to their old tricks.

Apple good, not Apple bad. Grr, grunt.
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It's not just computers, or these various internet services. Any single non-first hand source is potentially in error. I have widely published paper maps that have places misnamed, misplaced, misrepresented, or entirely absent.

This is why you need multiple corroborating sources, some sense, and willingness to turn around and look for another route if the one you are on turns out to be a poor choice.
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post #7 of 75
Lol Gizmodo and engadget apple fanboys managed to find a small flaw in Google maps and now all teh sudden Apple maps is not that bad??? what a joke.
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Ah. Just a little FUD to start the day.
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post #9 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Gizmodo up to their old tricks.
Apple good, not Apple bad. Grr, grunt.

Basically this.
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All I've picked up from these wildly biased articles lately is that Australia is more dangerous than the average person thinks, and that people have a hard time interpreting the gas gauge on their vehicles.
 
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