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Why Google And Garmin Are Sending Maps Users Astray

  • Gizmodo, Monday, November 24, 2014 11:53 AM
Gizmodo considers the case of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, and how -- an in effort to deter tourists -- some local government officials convinced Google and Garmin to alter their digital mapping services. “Working closely with Google and … Garmin, [one local councilmember] was able to convince them to change the directions to the sign,” Gizmodo reports. Needless to say, “The fact that [digital] cartographers are publishing false information about public lands in the middle of Los Angeles is quite worrying.”

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