If you’re driving in parts of outback Queensland, it is probably best not to listen to the authoritative voice on Google Maps, warn the mayors of several regional towns.
- Outback mayors implore locals and visitors to not trust Google Maps
- The south-west Queensland town of Eromanga appeared 85km north of its actual location for almost two weeks
- Google Street View is more than 10 years behind the times in many outback towns
The western Queensland mayors and tourism officials are so “disappointed” by the inaccuracy of Google Maps in parts of the region, they are urging locals and tourists alike not to trust the web-based technology.
They are advising tourists to use their common sense instead.
“If you see a signpost saying a town is…