Once again, Apple Maps is called "dangerous"
inaccurate. "Macedon and a number of other Victorian towns are located incorrectly," said the firefighters. Once a fire is reported, the firefighters are having problems getting to the location because of the inaccuracies. "Users report that towns are located on their maps at the center of the district rather than on the actual township itself," said a CFA spokesman.
Many complaints have been made regarding the potential danger of using Apple Maps with the FireReady app. One complaint noted that Apple Maps doesn't always show the name of the city or township, making it hard to find the exact location of a fire. CFA says that when it complained directly to Apple Australia, it was told to report the problem via the Apple Maps app.
CFA suggested that people use more than one source for emergency information and noted that their website also shows warnings. Free from the shackles of the Apple ecosystem, the website uses Google Maps.
source: SydneyMorningHerald via TUAW