Microsoft Blames Wikipedia For Bing Maps Putting Melbourne In The Sea

If you searched on Bing maps last week for Melbourne, you would have instead been re-directed to a spot in the North Pacific Ocean, off the East coast of Japan.

How did this happen? Bing was using inaccurate information from Wikipedia, namely, Wikipedia didn’t include the all-important South on the co-ordinates.

Ricky Brunditt, is a Senior Program Manager for Bing Maps, explained the situation to The Register‘s Simon Sharwood.

But Brunditt assures there’s no need to be concerned that the mis-information directed someone into the sea instead the Victorian city.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo

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