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Google maps have fake islands

 
Anonymous Coward
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11/24/2012 07:07 PM
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Google maps have fake islands
A South Pacific island, shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, Australian scientists say.

The supposedly sizeable strip of land, named Sandy Island on Google maps, was positioned midway between Australia and French-governed New Caledonia.

But when scientists from the University of Sydney went to the area, they found only the blue ocean of the Coral Sea.

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

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11/24/2012 07:49 PM

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Re: Google maps have fake islands
the island was just on vacation at the time.