Google Maps Deterring Outback Tourists, Say Small Firms


Tourism operators in Australia claim inaccuracies in Google Maps are deterring potential visitors, by making remote attractions appear further away than they actually are.

The Queensland government in north-east Australia has complained to Google, which says it will look into the issue.

Firms looking to promote their small towns as remote tourist destinations say Google Maps inflates travel times.

Outback businesses say errors in the map app can add hours to a journey.

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