Sociable via Apple Maps
The new iOS 6 map software shows a popular 35-acre working farm and cafe in Ireland as an airport, which one politician calls "dangerous."
In the new Apple Maps, users are shown a museum in a river, an airport that's actually a farm and no public transit information. The maps are sometimes so wrong, the Irish Minister for Justice has called the new iOS 6 software "dangerous."
Apple announced in June that it would stop using the popular Google Maps, so it began creating its own system of maps based on data from TomTom, according to the BBC. But inaccurate mapping and excluded cities and towns aren't making users happy.
Those 10 million or so that pre-ordered the iPhone 5 will be forced to use the new mapping system and will have a rude awakening if they are used to Google Street View or even something as simple as public transit information.
“I am surprised to discover that Airfield [a 35-acre working farm] . . . has been designated with the image of an aircraft. . . . Clearly the designation is not only wrong but is dangerously misleading in that it could result in a pilot, unfamiliar with the area, in an emergency situation and without other available information, attempting a landing.”