While Google Maps is perhaps a gold standard with regards to modern maps, it is found that even the best are not perfect; BBC reports .
When it switched the Google app for maps, Apple found this chagrin.
Google Maps as well as Google Earth and Ios maps list the apps for maps a Coral Sea that does not actually exist.
University of Sydney scientists sailed to the east of Brisbane’s coast to see the small spec called Sandy Land. It is supposed to be found a hundred miles off at New Caledonia’s northern tip. They did not see an island – only the deep sea.
Scientist Maria Seton shared to AFP news agency that they went to check because that was on Google Earth, and on other maps as well. But with no island, they were quite puzzled upon returning from the 25-day expedition.
By comparing the satellite views against maps, the island is found on the map while the view on satellite gives no details; just some black mark where the mapping facility suggests to the satellite algorithms that something does exist, even if they don’t see it.
Google Maps have been a service on web mapping, that also powers a lot of map-based services. The images in the map are not real time, but months or years old.
Thus, scientists wondered how the island made it to the map. Apparently however, it showed for more than 10 years. The island can be seen still on Google Maps, but will soon be deleted. After all, the world is ever changing.