“Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees [Celsius, roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit], making this a potentially life threatening issue. Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified.”
apparently the australian police are advising people against using Apple maps. lol. way to go Apple. found this on Consumerist
From CNET -> Cops in Victoria, Australia are warning travelers this week against relying on Apple’s maps, saying there have been a bunch of travelers who were stranded or lost due to following bad directions. Some people were lost without plenty of food and water for 24 hours. Instead of being directed to an inland city, cops say they had to rescue six drivers after they were directed to a national park 43 miles from their intended destination.
In a statement, police said: