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Perils of GPS

Posted by SK53 on 4 October 2010 in English (English)

Noted this on The Guardian website:

GPS directs driver to death in Spain's largest reservoir

Original Story in La Chronica de Badajoz.

Here are maps of the area shown using Geofabrik's MapCompare:

Google Maps vs. OSM
Google Maps vs Satellite

Location: Tanga, Tanzania

Comment from HannesHH on 5 October 2010 at 08:48

It's not GPS that's at fault here. It is bad and/or outdated maps. GPS just can pinpoint your location. Maps decide the rest.

(I guess "GPS" is simply the term for "GPS-based routing" nowadays?)

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Comment from Vclaw on 5 October 2010 at 12:32

Or the fault of people assuming their map is correct, and not looking where they are going.
Was there not any warning signs, or barriers across the old road?

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