Scotland: Google Maps suggests dangerous paths

Scotland: Google Maps suggests dangerous paths

The application is widely used to find its way, however Google maps indicate dangerous routes in some parts of Scotland (United Kingdom), according to Scottish organizations urging people to be careful.

Among them, the John Muir Trust Association, which recently made this observation, specifically climbs Mount Nevis to a height of about 1,341 meters.

In fact, the problem arises above all else when trying to access it during a lane through the car. In fact, the algorithm of Google Map indicates only one way when the crow flies without proposing one of the existing paths.

As for the pedestrian path proposed by the mapping application, it is difficult for even the experienced to cross because of its steep aspect, which can be dangerous in the event of rain.

Google Maps takes note of this report

Another highlight of the country affected by this computer error: Mount on Delach. To access it, Google Maps really highlights a path … because it leads to the edge of a cliff.

Asked by the British daily The Guardian on the matter, a US agency spokesman assured that work was underway to resolve all of these issues.

“We created Google Maps with the desire for reliability and security. We are actively working to investigate these road issues in Ben Davis and elsewhere, ”he said.

Finally, Representative John Muir encourages local organizations such as the Trust and Hiking Scotland to collaborate with the application by sharing geographic data using a dedicated geo data upload tool.

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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