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10 March 2009

"The Big Apple on the Mumbles"

"The Big Apple on the Mumbles" - Map Text (errors)
View map of Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, SA3 5 on Multimap.com
Get directions to or from Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, SA3 5
"The Big Apple on the Mumbles" is an admitted 'software' error...

"Microsoft has said a technical glitch was responsible for the unusual road name
It is a quirky landmark well know to visitors to Mumbles near Swansea. "
BBC News(Wales)

"A spokesman for Microsoft said it was a minor technical issue with its mapping software but that maps were updated regularly and it would be amended."

"The Big Apple kiosk at the entrance to Bracelet Bay has stood near Mumbles Pier for decades - selling ice cream, refreshments and buckets and spades during the summer. "

Source & More Info:BBC News

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1 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:24:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazingly, this exact error has now been adopted by iOS Maps. Yay Apple for reproducing errors supposedly fixed three years ago!

 

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