Microsoft Maps Put Melbourne In The Sea (But It’s All Wikipedia’s Fault)

Microsoft Maps Put Melbourne In The Sea (But It’s All Wikipedia’s Fault)

If you searched on Bing maps last week for Melbourne, you would have instead been re-directed to a spot in the North Pacific Ocean, off the East coast of Japan.

How did this happen? Bing was using inaccurate information from Wikipedia, namely, Wikipedia didn’t include the all-important South on the co-ordinates.

Ricky Brunditt, is a Senior Program Manager for Bing Maps, explained the situation to The Register‘s Simon Sharwood.

But Brunditt assures there’s no need to be concerned that the mis-information directed someone into the sea instead the Victorian city.