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Google Maps loses town, outback mayor loses patience with wayward navigation app – ABC News

Google Maps is sending outback tourists “through the scrub” on roads to nowhere — and local mayors are telling visitors not to trust the online maps and Street…

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If you’re driving in parts of outback Queensland, it is probably best not to listen to the authoritative voice on Google Maps, warn the mayors of several regional towns.
Key points:

  • Outback mayors implore locals and visitors to not trust Google Maps
  • The south-west Queensland town of Eromanga appeared 85km north of its actual location for almost two weeks
  • Google Street View is more than 10 years behind the times in many outback towns

The western Queensland mayors and tourism officials are so “disappointed”…

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