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If you go to Australia (or anywhere else), don’t rely on Apple Maps

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Everybody knows Apple Maps is a disaster. It’s been a huge PR problem for Apple, and they’ve fired the guy in charge of it. But could it actually get somebody killed?

The Victoria Police News in Victoria, Australia:

Mildura Police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system on the Apple i-phones operating on the iOS 6 system after a number of motorists were directed off the beaten track in recent weeks.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple i-phone.

Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.

Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.


Reminds me of this, dunnit…

(Hat tip: Tim Bleah)