Archive for category: Outdated data or maps

Alberta’s flood hazard maps are unclear

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DATE: 2013-07-17 PLACE: Alberta COUNTRY: Canada DESCRIPTION: The mayor of Calgary mentions that the Alberta Government used outdated maps to delimit floodway and flood fringe areas.

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Residents take action against satnav map

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DATE: 2009-11-04 PLACE: Salisbury COUNTRY: UK DESCRIPTION: Angry residents in Salisbury have erected a sign in an effort to warn motorists that their satnav maps are wrong and the road they are driving along is in fact a dead end.

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Danang raid called pilot error

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DATE: 1973-01-09 PLACE: Saigon COUNTRY: Vietnam DESCRIPTION: An authoritative source said that the accidental bombing of Danang Airbase by U.S. planes was apparently caused when the flight leader, guiding the planes above a heavy overcast, ordered the bombs dropped at the wrong map coordinates.

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Indian Government bans import of cd-rom with wrong map

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DATE: 2000-11-03 PLACE: New Delhi COUNTRY: India DESCRIPTION: The Indian government has prohibited the import of a CD-ROM titled “Compton-1998 Encyclopaedia” as it contained wrong maps of India and objectionable textual references, the federal Home Ministry said.

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Outerbelt route suit is settled wrong map shown residents

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DATE: 1990-10-18 PLACE: North Carolina COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: To settle a lawsuit by east Mecklenburg residents, the State of North Carolina admitted using the wrong map to design part of Charlotte`s outerbelt highway. State highway engineers said they mistakenly showed Reedy Creek Road homeowners the wrong map of a corridor proposed for Charlotte`s 18.8-mile eastern [...]

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Wrong map leads to Timor border skirmish

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DATE: 1999-10-10 PLACE: Dili COUNTRY: East Timor DESCRIPTION: Confusion over the exact location of the border between the two halves of Timor island triggered a clash involving a United Nations intervention force.The incident occurred 500m inside East Timorese territory, according to a 1992 Indonesian map in general use by Interfet. The Indonesians were using a [...]

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Polish driver follows GPS directions into a lake

Categories:GPS, Outdated data or maps

DATE: 2008-10-24 PLACE: Warsaw COUNTRY: Poland DESCRIPTION: The man followed the GPS instructions and took a road that was closed a year ago when the area was flooded to make an artificial lake serving as a water reservoir.

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Destruction of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade

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DATE: 1999-10-17 PLACE: Belgrade COUNTRY: Yugoslavia DESCRIPTION: American planes attacked wrong target because instructions were based on an outdated map. The embassy is located in a former Yugoslavia’s military office.

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Plane crash

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DATE: 2008-06-12 PLACE: COUNTRY: France DESCRIPTION: According to his map, the pilot had two options: to fly through the clouds over the mountains, or to come down on the canopy of the forest treetops. He chose the second option. But, in reality, the area is not mountainous.

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CNET editor died of exposure and hypothermia as he sought help for his snowbound wife and children

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DATE: 2006-12-07 PLACE: Oregon State COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: Despite its impassable snowdrifts and single-lane, the used road is offered by Google Map as the preferred route on some websites. Some sources said he used an inaccurate paper map.

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