new maps for Burnham-On-Sea are strewn with gremlins
mapping service launched by Apple for millions of iPhone customers
has left users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge scratching their
heads due to dozens of errors.
new maps service, which has been unveiled in an attempt to compete
against Google Maps, is strewn with gremlins.
addition to listing many businesses that have long closed down,
it relocates others that are still running - and even claims Highbridge
has two railway stations.
Burnham High Street shops it shows as still being open are Keith
Cox Electricals, which closed
four years ago. French's Cafe is also shown on the map of
College Street - even though it closed its doors in December
former businesses still displayed are Premier Fish Bar in Abingdon
Street (which is shown in Marine Drive), JPS Footwear in the High
Street, J&C Sports in the High Street, Jon Paul clothing in
the High Street, and the aptly-named Forgotten Years in Cross
thriving businesses are also shown in the wrong location. Magnolia
House guesthouse is shown as being located in the middle of the
Esso roundabout in Oxford Street.
the Bay View Cafe is displayed as being on the North Esplanade
near Vicarage Street instead of the South Esplanade.
local user, Michael Hunt, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The maps
are laughable - they don't name the town of Highbridge at all,
nor local villages like East Huntspill, Brean or Brent Knoll."
Highbridge has two railway stations within a few hundred metres
of each other if the maps are to be believed!"
firm has come in for plenty of criticism from users across the
world in recent days and has promised that its Apple Maps application
will improve as it receives reports of errors and iPhone owners
add their own data, although it concedes this may take some time.
Highbridge really have two railway stations?