Woman’s home demolished after Google Maps error

“A woman whose house was damaged by a tornado late last year now owns nothing but rubble,” Hope King reports for CNNMoney. “A demolition crew destroyed her building by mistake on Tuesday after Google Maps provided wrong directions.”

“Instead of navigating workers to a duplex on Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas, Google Maps took them a block away to Diaz’s duplex on Calypso Drive,” King reports. “‘[Google’s] mistake caused me to lose my home,’ she told CNNMoney on Friday.”

King reports, “Google acknowledged the Maps error in an email, and said it’s investigating the cause.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple Maps has the address correct because, you know, it’s inferior or something.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “brandon” for the heads up.]


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