iOS 6 Maps: Crimes against cartography?
By Duncan Wilson
Apple last week released an update to its portable device operating system: iOS 6.
Stalwart Apple fans went straight ahead with the upgrade, flooding internet message boards and social networking sites with reviews, remarks and comments on the new software.
One of the earliest findings with the new product was the addition of an Apple-developed Maps app, replacing the familiar and trusted Google Maps app.
Reeking of simplicity and appearing to lack details, it was not long before a tumblr site popped up, featuring images of these crimes against cartography. It's name? The snarkily titled "The Amazing iOS 6 Maps".
Here are some samples:
You can't put Britomart train station there! Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
There's definitely an Apple Store around here someplace! Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
As much as I would love a place named after me, the correct spelling is definitely Doncaster. Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
Seriously? No mosques in Istanbul? Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
Where is Manly? Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
Mount Coot-Tha is definitely not the centre of Brisbane! Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
This island is actually called Saltholm and is home to around 1,000 cows. It is not called Tarnby. Tarnby is located on the penisular west of the island and its 40,000 residents have perfectly adequate transport to and from their homes! Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
To our knowledge, there is no Southfields University in Great Britain. Source: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps