Category Archives: #mapfail

Country borders redrawn in Google Maps

Inside Costa Rica points to a recent alteration in the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Google Maps. The earlier version  labelled the long-disputed Calero Island as Nicaraguan. Some sources claim this mapping ‘error’ led directly to the Nicaraguan … Continue reading

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EgyptAir redraws the Middle East map

Egypt Air has caused a stir with flight route maps appearing to wipe Israel off the map. Here’s an enlarged version of the map they had on their site yesterday: There’s a new border slicing through where Israel and the … Continue reading

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CNN outdoes Fox in the geographic illiteracy stakes

Hot on the heels of Fox News’ nightmare map mash-up of Japanese nuclear power plants and nightclubs, Thursday’s American Morning on CNN had that rarest of things – a treble map fail. Both San Francisco and Los Angeles are in … Continue reading

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Fox News Japan nuclear plant map fail

This Map purporting to show Japan’s nuclear power plants featured on Fox News’s Monday episode of Your World With Neil Cavuto. Problem is, one of the labelled locations, Shibuyaeggman doesn’t exist, at least not as a power station. According to … Continue reading

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Scottish National Park map makers diss local residents

Another for the map fail category. Although strangely this one appears to be intentional, not a mistake. Map makers for Loch Lomond National Park in Scotland  had a joke at local residents expense, naming part of the beauty spot, Giro … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Map Projection Fail

A few weeks ago the British tabloid had a report screaming ‘World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice‘. At first glance, the NASA composite satellite image they base the story around … Continue reading

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Another Google Border Fail

The Local reports how Google Maps has annexed part of the German city of Emden to the Netherlands. For more than a year, the Emden city council has been trying to get back its harbour, most of which Google Maps … Continue reading

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Iceland in Africa Geography Fail

Another epic map fail.  In this one you can see how they made the mistake.  They overlayed a little cut-away of Europe in the bottom right corner on a map of Africa, and forgot to remove the Iceland label for Iceland. … Continue reading

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