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Google Maps Onebox errors?

scjm [PersonRank 10]

Monday, June 16, 2008
12 years ago2,473 views

Whenever the name of a United States Minor Outlying Island is entered into a Google search box, it returns a thumbnail and a Maps link to Kingman Reef, also a USMOI. Actually I think it does this even when entered directly into Google Maps.

Islands where this query error occurs: Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island.

Example search links:

google.com/search?q=jarvis+isl ...

google.com/search?q=navassa+is ...

Who do I report this to?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]scjm I think you can use the following link to alert Google to the error you've seen:
maps.google.com/support/bin/re ...

scjm [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Gracias.

Strange that they would choose the smallest island of the bunch. In fact, Kingman Reef, as its name suggests, is not even an island. Also Navassa is in the Caribbean, off the coast of Haiti, 9500 km away from Kingman.

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