12-13-2012 07:10 AM
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  1. Retconaddict's Avatar
    The new maps is dangerous now, according to Australian police: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/p...s-in-australia
    12-11-2012 03:08 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The new maps is dangerous now, according to Australian police: Police warn against using Apple Maps in Australia - News - Trusted Reviews
    The issue is fixed, and - guess where the data Apple used came from in the first place? The Australian Gazetteer – the authoritative list of 300,000-plus placenames, complete with coordinates... Apple Fixes Australian Map Error That Caused Police Warning, Issue Traced to Official Gazetteer - Mac Rumors
    12-11-2012 03:10 PM
  3. Retconaddict's Avatar
    The data of the Australian Gazetteer isn't wrong - Apple misinterpreted their data.
    12-11-2012 03:37 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    The data of the Australian Gazetteer isn't wrong - Apple misinterpreted their data.
    The gazetteer had two different coordinate data points with the same name... chances are, both were available to select when the particular place name was searched, and people, being what they are, blindly selected the first one without bothering to verify before departing, and selected the wrong one. I have encountered similar issues on Gamin devices, and even Google Maps where two different sets of coordinates had the same Geographic place names. No map is immune to the issue. Bottom line - it's fixed now.

    My $0.02 - going on a trip using ANY electronic map - repeat ANY electronic map - to a place you are not familiar with without verifying the electronic map instructions is a potential invitation for disaster. Yeah, I do practice that -- I check, then double check.
    12-11-2012 04:04 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My $0.02 - going on a trip using ANY electronic map - repeat ANY electronic map - to a place you are not familiar with without verifying the electronic map instructions is a potential invitation for disaster. Yeah, I do practice that -- I check, then double check.
    Fwiw, that's true for paper maps as well. I remember hearing that the various "road atlas" producing companies would purposefully introduce a few errors so that they'd know when a competitor copied their maps.
    12-11-2012 04:37 PM
  6. Bazza1's Avatar
    Apple is now blaming some of the Australian mapping info they got - apparently you can't have two locations with the same name or you're liable to be sent to the wrong (and potentially desolate and dangerous) one.

    Great. I guess Apple will next insist that every location that has another namesake will have to compete to keep it's name. That's so less inconvenient (and cheaper ) than waiting for Apple's users - or the police - to notice and fix your app. Or going back to Google.

    12-11-2012 09:37 PM
  7. David Lundblad's Avatar
    Apple Maps = fantastic interface and well thought through GPS tools

    These things matter little when the infrastructure behind it is not up to scratch. It seems that Apple underestimated the huge amount of effort required to do something even close to Google Maps.

    And what it comes down to in the end is speed and reliability. No interface design in the world will make up for failing that.
    12-12-2012 11:53 AM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    Police warn of safety concerns from Google Maps - Yahoo!7 Technology

    D'OH!!! Google maps has a similar issue!! ERHMAHGERD!!!!!!! How could Google, the Gods of all things Maps make such an error!
    12-12-2012 03:47 PM
  9. Paradocks's Avatar
    Police warn of safety concerns from Google Maps - Yahoo!7 Technology

    D'OH!!! Google maps has a similar issue!! ERHMAHGERD!!!!!!! How could Google, the Gods of all things Maps make such an error!
    There's a difference between being told to take a road not meant for heavy traffic to being told to drive 45 miles away from your true destination.

    Sent from somewhere
    12-12-2012 03:56 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    There's a difference between being told to take a road not meant for heavy traffic to being told to drive 45 miles away from your true destination.
    It's police saying there's an issue with Google Maps... And Google, the God of all things maps, is supposed to be better than this, aren't they?
    12-12-2012 03:58 PM
  11. Paradocks's Avatar
    It's police saying there's an issue with Google Maps... And Google, the God of all things maps, is supposed to be better than this, aren't they?
    Google is much better than Apple for mapping, that much is certain.

    Sent from somewhere
    12-12-2012 05:07 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Google is much better than Apple for mapping, that much is certain.
    Not on Great Ocean Road and in the southern Otways Australia... that much is just as certain.
    12-12-2012 05:19 PM
  13. Paradocks's Avatar
    Not on Great Ocean Road and in the southern Otways Australia... that much is just as certain.
    At least Google didn't strand people in the middle of nowhere.

    Sent from somewhere
    12-12-2012 05:53 PM
  14. Retconaddict's Avatar
    At least Google didn't strand people in the middle of nowhere.

    Sent from somewhere
    And that's the most important thing. It's laughable that anyone could be defending apple maps/trying to claim its bette than google maps at this point. Sure, maybe one day it'll be just as good, but right now it's a hideous effort, proven by Apple actually admitting that.
    12-12-2012 06:00 PM
  15. Retconaddict's Avatar
    Or to be fair, it just seems like Australia is a death trap. Although we knew that before these maps fiascos.
    12-12-2012 06:03 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    12-12-2012 08:31 PM
  17. iRy757's Avatar
    Apple Maps hasn't steered me wrong. Don't think it will either. It's been spot on.


    - VZW iPhone 5
    12-12-2012 08:49 PM
  18. Paradocks's Avatar
    "Apple CEO Tim Cook formally apologized to users for Mapplegate"

    Mapplegate...

    Sent from somewhere
    12-12-2012 08:55 PM
  19. jclisenby's Avatar
    We will see if it actually hits tonight. I'm skeptical. Apple has to approve it and I think they would want more time for people to keep using Apple Maps. I guess we will see.
    12-12-2012 09:25 PM
  20. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    We will see if it actually hits tonight. I'm skeptical. Apple has to approve it and I think they would want more time for people to keep using Apple Maps. I guess we will see.
    What are you talking about its already in the App Store see my screen shot bottom shelf what's that there google maps uhhh yes.Click image for larger version. 

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    12-13-2012 12:33 AM
  21. jclisenby's Avatar
    What are you talking about its already in the App Store see my screen shot bottom shelf what's that there google maps uhhh yes.Click image for larger version. 

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    That was a few hours ago before it came out.
    12-13-2012 12:35 AM
  22. Retconaddict's Avatar
    What are you talking about its already in the App Store see my screen shot bottom shelf what's that there google maps uhhh yes.Click image for larger version. 

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    Why would you respond to a post three hours before your own and act like it was just posted?
    12-13-2012 05:25 AM
  23. cardfan's Avatar
    Police warn of safety concerns from Google Maps - Yahoo!7 Technology

    D'OH!!! Google maps has a similar issue!! ERHMAHGERD!!!!!!! How could Google, the Gods of all things Maps make such an error!
    You just won't see anything but Apple related stories. No one cares enough about the others. You get the good (hype) with the bad (mapgate, antennagate).

    This is understandable if you're a blog or news site. Having Apple in the headline means page hits.

    Funny thing. When we had old youtube app and the old maps. They sucked. When iOS 6 came out, we find out they're the most missed, best things ever. I'd like to think things are better now. Google has their apps in the store where they can update them at will. No more waiting for iOS changes. You get the apple and google ecosystems.

    As for which is better. It doesn't matter. You have the option of using what you want.
    12-13-2012 07:04 AM
  24. carrickfergus's Avatar
    Just downloaded and installed this morning and my first experience is underwhelming. I live on a road leading to a cul de sac which then continues as another straight road. Apple Maps displays the formation accurately while Google Maps shows a continuous straight road going through and no cul de sac. I believe the old Maps app showed the correct configuration, so I'm not ready to say that either is better yet. I haven't had any problems with Apple Maps anyway; just wish they offered pedestrian mode.
    12-13-2012 07:10 AM
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