Archive for category: Spatial inaccuracy

Himachal government pulled up for wrong India map

Categories:Spatial inaccuracy

DATE: 2009-02-13 PLACE: Shimla COUNTRY: India DESCRIPTION: The Himachal Pradesh government should apologise to the nation for publishing a map of India with wrong international boundaries in its official diary. The map, published on the turn page of the diary’s cover, shows the network of national highways in a two-colour contrast. Both Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK) [...]

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Viet officer faces trial in U.S. error bombing

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DATE: 1965-11-01 PLACE: COUNTRY: Vietnam DESCRIPTION: Accused of giving wrong map coordinates to pilots who killed 48 persons in a friendly village. The South Vietnamese lieutenant faced court-martial for a mapping error that cost the lives of 48 innocent civilians and injuries to 55 others in a bombing raid on a friendly Vietnamese village.

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Dunkirk ‘miracle’ due to Hitler’s map mistake

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DATE: PLACE: Dunkerque COUNTRY: France DESCRIPTION: Hitler was thrown into panic and halted advance of his troops for 212 days. A mistake on a geological map convinced him that his crack tank regiments would be trapped in waterlogged, low-lying fields near Dunkirk if he let them advance.

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Israeli airstrike hits U.N. observer post

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DATE: 2006-07-26 PLACE: Khiyam COUNTRY: Southern Lebanon DESCRIPTION: An incorrect map and communications failure. Israeli’s artillery was using a hand-drawn map that identified the U.N. post as a base for the militant organization Hezbollah.

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Protected forest was accidentally logged

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DATE: 2005-08-27 PLACE: Weilangta State, Tasmania COUNTRY: Australia DESCRIPTION: Protected forest was accidentally logged and eroded the habitat of the rare and endangered swift parrot. The cause of the incident is a map mistake.

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Objection over TV show’s wrong map

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DATE: 2009-02-13 PLACE: Khatmandu COUNTRY: Nepal DESCRIPTION: Angry objection in Nepal because a private Indian television channel shows the Himalayan nation as part of India in its logo.

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Wrong map lands drug firm in trouble

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DATE: 1999-11-17 PLACE: Punjab COUNTRY: India DESCRIPTION: A drug company published a distorted version of the map of India.

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Google map part of Central America dispute

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DATE: 2010-11-008 PLACE: Near San Juan River COUNTRY: Costa Rica and Nicaragua DESCRIPTION: Google said in a blog post late Friday that the eastern end of the boundary between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, near the mouth of the San Juan River, is off by up to 2.7 kilometres in Google Maps because of “an error [...]

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The city of Gearhart is pouring concrete footings

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DATE: 2005-09-00 PLACE: Gearhart, Oregon COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: The city of Gearhart is pouring concrete footings for a new bridge onto private property because the city used an inaccurate map. IMPACT: The city is paying a 15,000$ compensation to the landowners

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A beauty shop on a residential street

Categories:Spatial inaccuracy

DATE: 2007-04-00 PLACE: Collinsville, Illinois COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: A beauty shop on a residential street because the building permit was issued according to an inaccurate Zoning map. IMPACT: Residents are asking the City Council to stop the construction of the beauty shop.

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