Serious Google Map Mistakes

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Let's review the most memorable and serious mistakes of Google Maps so far.

Detour Needed

Laurie Gneiding and her husband, who have been living for ten years in a log home at the top of a hill in Hunterdon County, had to cope with millions of tourists in the last three years. The home is situated at the end of a windy, quarter-mile-long driveway and next to Round Valley State Park in New Jersey where is the host of swimmers, boaters and fisherman in every summer. Having investigated the problem, the couple found that Google Maps mistakenly directed Round Valley Reservoir seekers to her house. Later, Laurie Gneiding established an 8-foot-long traffic barricade and signs which says, “NOT Park Entrance...Private Driveway... Google Maps is Wrong”


Detour Needed

Detour Needed


Laurie Gneiding is pictured in front of her private house

Laurie Gneiding is pictured in front of her private house

 

Costa Rica Accidentally Invades Nicaragua

In 2010, Nicaraguan troops entered the area of Costa Rica; they removed the Costa Rica’s national flag and placed with their own one. It is Google Maps who tells them that this Costa Rica’s area belongs to Nicaragua.


Costa Rica Accidentally Invades Nicaragua

Costa Rica Accidentally Invades Nicaragua

 

Still Closed for Business

The first all-electronic toll road in Maryland named Intercounty Connector is planned to be open in Spring 2012. However, Google Maps reported that all 18.8 miles were open for business despite the fact that only a six-mile stretch was available.


Still Closed for Business

Still Closed for Business

 

Sunsetting a City

The city of Sunrise in Florida no longer existed in Google Maps. The search for this city directed to Sarasota, Florida which is some 200 miles apart. Google later explained the occurrence as a technical error and then put the city back on the map.


Sunsetting a City

Sunsetting a City

 

Taking On Water

The two French islands off the coast of Newfoundland were noted sinking beneath the water by Google Maps. The reporter funnily posted that as “Saint-Pierre & Miquelon: There are roads, but the land appears to be missing.”


Taking On Water

Taking On Water

 

Google Map Mistakes Home for State Park

 

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This article was published on 2011/08/18