Herald Goa: Outdated Google Maps cause of road mishaps at Khandepar junction?

Herald Goa: Outdated Google Maps cause of road mishaps at Khandepar junction?. “The Khandepar junction has been witnessing a series of road accidents since the last few months and now it’s coming to the fore that misleading Google Maps may be one of the contributing factors to it. The work of junction road for the newly built bridge is ongoing and it is still half-done. The locals have demanded to either complete the junction road or at least add changes regarding the route on Google Maps.”

ITV: Southampton General Hospital clarifies it is ‘very much open’ after Google said it was closed

ITV: Southampton General Hospital clarifies it is ‘very much open’ after Google said it was closed. “A major hospital has been forced to clarify that it is ‘very much open’ after it was flagged as temporarily closed by Google Maps. Southampton General Hospital, which is one of the busiest in the South, deals with emergency and critical care as well as acute medicine and operates a dedicated eye casualty.”

Moneycontrol: A Google Maps blunder in Chennai – CEO Sundar Pichai’s hometown – has internet in splits

Moneycontrol: A Google Maps blunder in Chennai – CEO Sundar Pichai’s hometown – has internet in splits. “A Chennai resident tweeted about how Google Maps has been mispronouncing the name of a major road in the Chennai suburb of Adyar in Tamil Nadu. The Lattice Bridge Road is popularly shortened to LB Road, which has become the root cause of confusion for Google Maps. According to the Twitter user, Google Maps pronounces LB Road as ‘Pound Road’ – a blunder that certainly occurs because ‘pound’, a unit of mass, is abbreviated as ‘lb’.”

Wedding nothing: Google Maps loses Penal couple in forest (Loop T&T News)

Loop T&T News: Wedding nothing: Google Maps loses Penal couple in forest. “The duo hoped to attend a wedding in Guayaguayare Village on Saturday. They wanted to get there in the shortest possible time so they used Google Maps. However, the route they followed wasn’t quite what they expected as they were taken through approximately 19 kilometres of abandoned oilfield road, called the Guayaguayare Road.”

‘We have not changed our name’: Little Lever School contacts Google after search confusion (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester Evening News: ‘We have not changed our name’: Little Lever School contacts Google after search confusion. “A school in Bolton had to contact Google to correct a mistake which saw their name changed on the search engine. Little Lever School was appearing as New Hall Village School yesterday and had to reassure residents that was not true.”

On the Wight: Did someone press the button early? Google Maps showing many closed Isle of Wight roads (updated)

On the Wight: Did someone press the button early? Google Maps showing many closed Isle of Wight roads (updated). “As you can see from our screen grabs above and below and from Dan’s short video below it almost looks as though someone has accidentally turned on the rolling road closures two weeks early for the Tour of Britain cycle race – due to take place next Sunday.”

Independent: Google Maps seemingly captures downed plane in Australia – but experts say it’s not what it looks like

Independent: Google Maps seemingly captures downed plane in Australia – but experts say it’s not what it looks like. “The fully intact passenger plane was seen seemingly lying in the Cardwell Range in Australia, located about 250km (155 miles) south of Port Douglas on the Queensland coast. It is likely that the passenger jet, which appears to be an Airbus A320 or Boeing 737, was flying at a very low altitude, giving off an impression that it is on the ground.”

Mashable SE Asia: Sabah landmarks on Google Maps get placed under the Philippines, Malaysians get pissed

Mashable SE Asia: Sabah landmarks on Google Maps get placed under the Philippines, Malaysians get pissed. “On August 18, 2022, a slew of news reports surfaced shedding light on a weird issue regarding Sabahan landmarks on Google Maps – somehow, someone had been altering the names of several iconic buildings and destinations within the East Malaysian state to place them under the ‘ownership’ of the Philippines.”

NBC News: Viral video of a racist rant led people to threaten the wrong business. The owner blames Google.

NBC News: Viral video of a racist rant led people to threaten the wrong business. The owner blames Google.. “Online vigilantism is a well-recognized phenomenon, one that is the subject of academic study. Examples of people looking to take justice into their own hands to right perceived wrongs go back to the early days of the consumer internet, not long after the advent of the World Wide Web. The phenomenon has only gained momentum alongside the rise of search engines, social media, smartphones and digital video, which have provided the content, tools and motivation for just about anyone to play crusader. But in some instances of online mob justice, people hit the wrong target.”

Drive: Google Maps blamed for family left stranded in outback

Drive: Google Maps blamed for family left stranded in outback. “A family rescued from outback New South Wales has blamed Google Maps for sending their Hyundai Tucson down an inaccessible track, according to 9News. Despite a single asphalt road connecting the remote towns of Tibooburra and Packsaddle in the north west of NSW, it’s understood the Hyundai Tucson was located about 50km southeast of Tibooburra.”

Independent: Come Together – no, not there – Google Maps sends Beatles fans to wrong Abbey Road zebra crossing

Independent: Come Together – no, not there – Google Maps sends Beatles fans to wrong Abbey Road zebra crossing. “Dozens of people are re-creating the band’s 1969 Abbey Road album cover on a crossing about 1km from the real scene, which is close to the studios where the group recorded tracks including Come Together and Here Comes the Sun. It appears the visitors are being sent to the wrong location by Google Maps, which directs people to the crossing near the Abbey Medical Centre.”