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“Do not trust the GPS”: Google Maps places rural town 85km north of its actual location

According to the mayors of a handful of rural Aussie towns, this isn’t the first time the popular travel app has caused problems for them.

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Brisbane River renamed ‘Ithaca Creek’ in bizarre Google Maps glitch

A call to rename a local creek by a 13-year-old map lover saw the Brisbane River renamed instead, along with connecting waterways.

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Island begs tourists not to use Google Maps after 144 emergency call outs

Tourists in search of “hidden” beaches are being led down dangerous roads where they often become stuck. And it’s beginning to put a strain on the local community.

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Google rides bikeshare tech into latest Maps update

by Christian Fleetwood

Coincidentally, Travel Weekly’s editor recently jazzed up his own bike by adding handle tassles, spoke beads and a sissy bar.

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Google Maps adds new filters to its expanding hotel search options

by Christian Fleetwood

Google Maps does not yet offer a filter for mini-bar drinks though, much to the disappointment of Travel Weekly’s editor.

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Rezdy brings booking function to Google Maps

The only thing we like better than Google Maps is Google Naps, which is what we call it when we use the app to find the best place to have a lay down.

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Cruise ships to help improve GPS accuracy

Cruise ships are testing new tech that could hugely improve GPS devices. Fantastic news for us, we still need Google Maps to find the corner shop.

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