Scottish Island Vanishes from Google Maps
by Steph Spencer | July, 2013
It may be a simple error, or perhaps it’s part of a vast cartographic conspiracy too large for us to see. Whatever the reason, observant users of Google Maps noticed that the Scottish island of Jura has gone missing. Jura appears on the satellite view of the region, but not on the map anymore.
Google hasn’t said much about how it happened, but a spokesperson indicated they are aware of the problem and that their engineers “are beavering away on it” to swiftly restore Jura to its rightful place in mapdom.
Find out more about this from BBC News
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.