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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:02 am    Post subject: People relying on Apple maps... Reply with quote

...could die.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/10/apple-maps-life-threatening-australian-police
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: People relying on Apple maps... Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
...could die.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/10/apple-maps-life-threatening-australian-police

Yes, it's a new version of Wolf Creek, with a car load of limp wristed travellers dying horribly because they were relying on a phone to save them. It's called Wolfback Mountain, starring most of the male cast of Glee, with Bill Gates as the killer.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:16 am    Post subject: Australian Police Warn Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed Reply with quote

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Australian Police Warn That Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed

Posted by samzenpus on Monday December 10, @04:55AM
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First time accepted submitter jsherring writes "Police in Victoria, Australia warn that Apple's glitch-filled Maps app could get someone killed, after motorists looking for the Victorian city of Mildura were instead guided to a wilderness area. Relying on Apple Maps to navigate through rural Australia seems rather foolish but it has become common practice to rely on GPS navigation. Besides reverting to google maps, perhaps Apple should provide strong warnings to use other navigation sources if navigating to remote locations."


http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/12/10/039232/australian-police-warn-that-apple-maps-could-get-someone-killed

how maps can be so wrong ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dupe of : http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-944756.html
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged padoor's.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand anyway, there is only one highway there so unless people mow through fields and cut through raw bush areas then they can't miss Mildura.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be pebkac,
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Could be pebkac,

I like paper maps, it's great to unfold one over the front of the car to see where to go, not so easy inside the car but less likely to persuade me that I need to turn left in 50 metres, drive on for 150 kilometres, make a u-turn in 50 metres, drive 200 kilometres, you have missed your destination.....
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