Google Maps will suggest potentially deadly routes in Scotland

Google Maps will suggest potentially deadly routes in Scotland

The application is widely used to be able to find your way, although according to Scottish organizations, Google Maps will indicate dangerous routes in some areas of Scotland (United Kingdom), urging the population to be careful.

Among them, the John Muir Trust Association, which recently made this observation, particularly regarding Mount Ben Nevis, which rises to 1,341 meters high.

In fact, the problem arises especially when an attempt is made to access it while en route by car. Indeed, Google Maps’ algorithm only pinpoints a route as the crow flies without proposing one of the existing routes.

The walkway offered by the mapping application is difficult to pass, even for experienced people, being potentially lethal in rainy conditions.

Google Maps takes note of this report

Another attraction in the country affected by this computer bug: Mount ‘n Tealach. To access it, Google Maps actually highlights a route that is at least as special… as it leads to the edge of a cliff.

When asked by the British daily The Guardian on the subject, a representative of the American company assured that work is being done to resolve all these problems.

“We created Google Maps with the desire for reliability and safety. We are actively working to investigate these road problems in Ben Davis and elsewhere,” she said.

Finally, the representative encourages local organizations, such as the John Muir Trust and Mountaineering Scotland, to collaborate with the application by sharing geographic data using a dedicated geo data upload tool.

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