If Apple Maps is to be believed, planes leaving Dunedin
International Airport should be taking off from the Octagon.
The misplacement of the airport is the latest in a long line
of errors found in the app, which has come in for heavy
criticism since it took over from Google Maps in the recently
released iOS 6 operating system, which runs on iPhones and
This has seen a farm labelled as an airport, highways that
end in the middle of nowhere and towns in the wrong location.
Airport chief executive John McCall said he could see the
funny side of the mistake and thought it would be "pretty
obvious" to anyone looking at their iPhone that the airport
could not be in the centre of the city.
However, it was important people were given accurate
directions to the airport and he would ask a member of his
staff to try to sort the problem out today.
"I do know that we are in the right place when it comes to
Google Maps," he said.
Other errors in the app's New Zealand maps include Timaru
Airport marked in a Christchurch suburb and the centre of
Wanaka marked in a paddock beyond the town's golf course.