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- IBARKER on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... Tell him to walk and if he does he might loose one of those "CHINS". more
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- mylene on Monash Council to fine you for not ... If Darebin council tried this they'd make a billion dollars before the sun went down. more
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- Mooroolbark Mick on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' "Swepped" indicates the level of intelligence we have in this debate. I give up! more
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- Arthur Hiliard on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' If these footy "sportsman" have nothing to hide they should be welcoming any investigation! Seems they're a bit shocked to ... more
- David on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' We haven't got deal fatigue. We want to see Essendon held to account. Let the charges be heard! The public wants to see ... more
- iain on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' More political interference is not what is required here. We need allegations of doping heard and either cleared or ... more
- Colin Lacivita on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' This is a waste of taxpayers money the courts have more urgent cases to deal with. more
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Police blame Apple Maps for leaving users stranded
Police are 'extremely concerned' at a malfunction in Apple Maps where users who are looking for Mildura are being sent 70 kilometres away to the middle of a national park.
Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their iPhone.
Police say they have conducted tests which confirm the mapping systems puts Mildura in the middle of Park, approximately 70km away from Mildura's actual location.
In a statement, Police said they are extremely concerned as 'there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue'.
Speaking with Nick McCallum, Victoria Police Inspector Simon Clemence said he was aware of six vehicles which had been stranded in Murray-Sunset National Park.
"We had one guy that got out of mobile phone range, he got bogged and he actually had to walk back into mobile phone range," he said.
"That took him 24 hours and then he rang us and we came and rescued him."
Police have advised anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified.
Inspector Clemence said attempts had been made to contact Apple, via both their media and technical teams, and they were awaiting a response on the issue.
IMAGE: The malfunction (Victoria Police)
LISTEN: Victoria Police Inspector Simon Clemence speaks with Nick McCallum:
What is wrong with the good old reliable road map? Not the first time these Sat-Navs have given drivers the wrong route>..Steve Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 12:11 PM
I have TOM TOM app on my iPhone and it's accurate and works fine.hawkeye Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 11:15 AM
Everybody knows the iPhone was manufactured in the Northern Hemisphere, hence you need to hold it upside down to get accurate GPS readings!
This app will be the beginning of the end for Apple. Yes it may take a year or so to fold, but the rot has set in. It may be worth putting money on who will fall the furthest - Apple or Nokia.Solomon's Sword Monday 10 December, 2012 - 11:45 PM
Anyone using maps from the DSE Spatial Info unit formerly under Land Victoria know just how dreadful and unreliable its mapping is. Let's just get used to it.Ivan@kinnane Monday 10 December, 2012 - 11:01 PM
Mildura is far from remote (OK a long way away but not remote) and no matter which way you come from is heavily sign posted, unless you deliberately go off the beaten track looking for adventure 'cos that is what you will getting. If you intend to travel in the desert regions, and yes that whole region is a desert, then you should be planning your trek with great care not relying on positioning devices or coming across water 'cos there ain't any there.Ex Sunraysia resident. Monday 10 December, 2012 - 6:57 PM
Well, if you're stupid enough to use and rely on apple Maps, you deserve everything you get. Hey, I have an idea. How about using an old fashioned paper map or the pages in the Melway that show state roads? It might just work. Or, I know that this sounds silly, but you could always just read the signs on the road. If the road sign says Mildura 70, and Apple maps say that you're there, which would you believe? The police resources should be better used in catching criminals going 3 km/h over the limit and truck drivers who forgot to sign a log book page two months ago. Someone needs to put a sign up at the state forest advising any idiot who is using an iphone that Mildura is 70 ks up the road. If they still end up lost, leave them there. Charles Darwin will take care of them.Dan from Wheelers Hill Monday 10 December, 2012 - 3:32 PM