Inconsistencies and funny goofs with Apple's new iOS6 maps feature have been widely reported
. But in Japan, a country-specific set of technical issues contribute to the feature's lack of reliability there. The biggest problem, according to a NYT article by Hiroko Tabuchi
, is that "much of its data appears to be drawn from OpenStreetMap Japan
, a Wikipedia-like service that contains a lot of incorrect and outdated information," and Japan "uses a system of longitude and latitude that differs slightly from the global standard." Apple may have mixed up conflicting data sources that use both systems. (NYTimes.com)
You know you have an issue when someone brews up a Tumblr to mock you: theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com.