Google Maps wipes out a Scottish Island

Oopsie.



  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    Doh! Someone is having a bad day at El Goog today.

    Jura watch (refresh to see if they added it): https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=jura+scottland&data=!4m10!1m9!4m8!1m3!1d91540!2d-95.8298899!3d29.791796!3m2!1i2560!2i1269!4f13.1

    majorfail

  • http://mangochut.net/ mangochutney

    Google says they’re sorry. Yeah, right. The more likely explanation is that the Google engineer in charge wanted to hide the island from others, so nobody but him would find their way to the island’s whisky distilleries anymore.

  • Moeskido

    “…our engineers are beavering away to fix it.”

    Sounds like that might have been the cause of the problem in the first place.

  • http://www.mike-pulsifer.org/ WVMikeP

    ZOMG!!! Apple Maps sux! It’ll get you lost and you will die!

    …or something. If this were Apple, the collective outrage on tech sites would have been deafening.

    • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

      Is this the expected/default response to anyone else having problems in an area Apple has had problems before?

      Gmaps/Maps.app aren’t perfect but collective outrage for Maps.app wasn’t over one or two issues here/there. Big differences here.

      [not to get into a tit-for-tat, just saying]

      • dr.no

        go back and re-read your response from last year. PUNK.

        • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

          Did you?

  • lucascott

    iOS maps for the win.

    Hmm perhaps someone should ask Carlton if Jura is The Island. Perhaps that’s why it’s not there anymore. Desmond forgot to punch in the numbers (probably busy playing candy crush saga)

  • http://digitizedsociety.tumblr.com/ DigitizedSociety

    Larry Page was hoping no one would notice so that he could claim it as “Google Island”.

    • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

      ROFLMBO!!!! :-D

  • marv08

    Epic fail. Not because they forgot “something”; others do that, too. But Jura? Come on… The home of “Diurachs’ Own” and “Superstition”, two of the best value for money malt whiskies in existence?

    Really, better wipe St. Louis of the US map… they make some shameful stuff.

  • paul

    So I guess this makes Apple maps good now …not so much