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Police warn against Apple Maps

Dec. 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM   |   Comments

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MILDURA, Australia, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Police in Mildura, Australia, are telling drivers not to use Apple Maps because of the dangers of getting lost in the desert.

Mildura police said they have received numerous calls from motorists who found themselves lost and stranded in the desert because they got their driving directions from the iOS mapping app for Apple devices, InformationWeek reported Monday.

"Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately (45 miles) away from the actual location of Mildura," senior Sgt. Sharon Darcy said. "Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the park and temperatures can reach as high as (115 degrees), making this a potentially life-threatening issue."

The Police Department recommended motorists use alternative maps until Apple repairs the errors.

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