Apple Maps blamed for inaccuracies in wildfire app

The problems made it difficult to pinpoint the location of the fires reported

By Asher Moses
The Sydney Morning Herald

VICTORIA, Australia — The Country Fire Authority in Victoria has blamed Apple for reportedly dangerous deficiencies in the maps on its FireReady bushfire information app for iPhone and iPad.

The FireReady app was forced to use Apple Maps, CFA said, but the maps were inaccurate and "Macedon and a number of other Victorian towns are located incorrectly".   

"Users report that towns are located on their maps at the centre of the district rather than on the actual township itself," a CFA spokesman said.

Full story: Apple Maps blamed for 'dangerous' inaccuracies in brush fire app 

  1. Tags
  2. Wildland
  3. Wildland-Urban Interface

Recommended Technology

Join the discussion