Archive for category: Inaccurate map

L’amélioration de la cartographie maritime du passage du Nord-Ouest

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DATE: 2010-09-10 PLACE: COUNTRY: Canada DESCRIPTION: Deux bateaux ont été accidentés en l’espace d’une semaine, au nord du cercle polaire, côté canadien. Ces événements révèlent un déficit inquiétant de bonnes cartes marines de la région. Dans les deux cas, c’est en effet l’imprécision des tracés de la zone qui a été mise en cause.

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An airstrike kills 24 soldiers

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DATE: 2011-12-22 PLACE: COUNTRY: Pakistan DESCRIPTION: Because of an inaccurate map, the location description the coalition forces gave was not accurate, which led to the deaths.

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An example of a useless map

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DATE: 2011-11-09 PLACE: COUNTRY: DESCRIPTION: An example of a useless map.

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An irresponsible radiation map published in the New York Times

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DATE: 2011-03-22 PLACE: The Map Room COUNTRY: DESCRIPTION: Because the map legend was completely arbitrary and relative, there was no way of telling whether the radiation being depicted was extremely minor or something more severe.

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Mistake on a flood map

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DATE: 2008-08-21 PLACE: COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: Errors on flood map would affect the flood rates of residents in the area. An area of the map labeled “A” should have been labeled “X”. This could cost property owners double the premium amount.

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