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Holy ----! Chileans & Argentines Must *see*!  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Argentina Map

Isn't that unbelievable??? I think I'm |e| this website immediately!!!


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User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Hey Derico, Mendoza in Chile? I think it is not such a big problem, at least not if you compare it with the Colombian map on that same web page (San Andres Island in Ecuador mainland and Providencia Island in Peru manland just to name two) These guys al world66 have a lot of work to do!!!

http://www.world66.com/southamerica/colombia/lib/map

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

 Wow!

It's not only Mendoza, they placed Rosario in Paraguay... now that's bad.

It seems that the website is kind of a amateur or enthusiast project, so I guess such gaffes should not be surprising. They certainly need to be corrected though. Cheers.



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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

I'm sure there are plenty more mistakes for other countries, not just in South America. In Ecuador's map, Guayaquil is placed nowhere near the coast but on the Andes, and aparently Guayaquil is in Peru.

And then for my country Malaysia, aparently "Sabah" is a town just slightly north of Kuala Lumpur. What??? Sabah is a Malaysian state on Borneo Island, across the South China Sea from Kuala Lumpur, some 3 hours' flight away. It's like labelling Honolulu being in California, just north of Los Angeles  Smile

For USA : Las Vegas is in the same spot as Mexico City, Houston has moved places with Dallas, Austin is now in Canada, and Lansing (Michigan) is now in Arctic Canada in Yukon.

This website is based in Holland. So far I couldn't find anything wrong with their own country. Pitty that they know very little about the rest of the world.

[Edited 2004-05-20 19:04:46]

User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

According to their map on Spain (http://www.world66.com/world/europe/spain/lib/map), Toledo is now located on the Atlantic Coast in Portugal, skying in the Pyrenees mountains of Jaca is no longer possible as Jaca has equally been 'moved' to Portugal's coast, Tarifa now forms part of Northern Africa and Spain's 3rd largest city Valencia is non-existant. Also, last time I checked, world-famous Segovia with it's aquaduct was just north of Madrid and not in Portugal.

Absolutely disgracefull for a travel-site!





Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Well, in the inflight magazine on Kenya Airways several major cities were submerged in the ocean, some cities had skipped the border into neighbouring countries and others had simply disappeared!



User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Guys, the site clearly indicates that it's in beta.

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quote by N6376m #6:

Guys, the site clearly indicates that it's in beta.



I for one don't know what being in 'beta' means, N6376m.



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User currently offlinePU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Derico, Beta is applied to something that is in testing, and not in definitive version yet. Nevertheless N6, the mistakes are GROSS, Beta or not. Come on, imagine what Windows would look like if they had betas like that!  Nuts

Edit: forgot a word...

[Edited 2004-05-20 22:52:36]

User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

"Beta" in computer lingo means under development. You'll often hear IT people saying that the release is in Beta. It's a stage of development where a program has been created but there are still known bugs that are being worked out. The beta release is usually released to people outside the creating organization where as the alpha release is usually just released internally.

For example, my company is a beta site for Microsoft's Business Solutions software. We get the new updates anywhere between 3 to 6 months before they're issued to the public. We use the program and report the bugs we find. In exchange we get free MS support on our software.


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Quote by PU151 #8

Derico, Beta is applied to something that is in testing, and not in definitive version yet. Nevertheless N6, the mistakes are GROSS, Beta or not. Come on, imagine what Windows would look like if they had betas like that!




I could tell the site was rough, and I did cross my mind they were still developing it, but you are right the mistakes are kind of scary Embarrassment. Thanks PU151, I had never heard of that term used!  Smokin cool

Yet another new respected user... (sorry PU151, I know it's hard to believe but I just recently discovered that rating, and it was there all along! Geez to me...)

 Innocent

Edit to thank N6376m for the tips...

[Edited 2004-05-20 23:04:16]


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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

 Big thumbs up
Che Derico

Not such a big deal, this week on local TV paper there was this new abou Argentine tourism agencies selling Torres del Paine as a part of Argentina! and this is worst because it was made by you people! In the 80s, there was a big fuzz because France released a stamp with the image of a Moai (statue of the Easter Island) as "French Polinesia".

This things just make me laugh, and face it, Mendoza was founded by Chilean governor Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, and it was a part of the Capitania General de Chile, before the Virreinato de la Plata was founded. So, Mendoza WAS Chilean... maybe this is not because of the beta version. Maybe it's just a trip to the past (or who knows, maybe to the future-just a joke)

Have fun, maybe some day we will found the "Republica del Cono Sur", o no, Federico?



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

HA... maybe it's a trip to the past...

It's funny this came up Arcano, Mendoza is turning clocks back 1 hour on Sunday for the first time in over a decade, other provinces may follow, we'll be on your time zone and not Buenos Aires. So Argentina is returning to Multi Time Zones!!!

You know, because Argentina is running out of gas, oil, fuel-oil, farts, and all other sources of energy. Lovely.



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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Congratulations!

You finally see the light and become closer to Chile. Good for you!



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