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Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

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Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

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Re: Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

An aussie friend linked me it earlier, www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/map-fail-putting-lives-at-risk/story-e6frg6nf-1226533703649
it's hilarious
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Re: Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

The village where I live has been renamed the same as the adjoining town! Shocked That's miffed quite a few of us as we don't like to be lumped in with 'them lot'! Wink
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Re: Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

Electronic mapping systems can do silly things.
Today for example I was travelling (some distance) to the churchyard where my parents are buried. Obviously I know where that is and the area around it.
As I happened to be in a car that had a built-in SatNav I programmed it, just in case I had to divert onto unfamiliar roads as I went across country.
There were several bad road problems "en route" but none affecting me (other than very near home) so I didn't divert and followed my preferred route.
But in the preceding village it sudenly said, "turn right and you will have reached your destination"! I didn't, just carried on eventually turning left into "Church Lane" in the next village.
For some reason (and yes I did absolutely enter the address correctly) the mapping database has confused two different "Church Lane"'s in small country villages (with totally different names) some 2 miles apart.  Crazy
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Re: Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

Quote from: dvorak
An aussie friend linked me it earlier, www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/map-fail-putting-lives-at-risk/story-e6frg6nf-1226533703649
it's hilarious

I just hope it doesn't prove to be just as hilarious as a prank phone call!
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Re: Using Apple Maps can endanger your life!

apparently they've fixed it. but it's still not quite right...
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