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I keep rubbing my eyes, but it's not my imagination - Google maps has lost 150 square miles of Jura! Just the eastern edge of the island remains at every zoom level. Has it really sunk into the sea?

 

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I think we would have heard about it if it would have sunk :rolleyes: Looks like it's a data error, the island polygon is turned inside out (the "islands" that appear are actually lakes...)


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Some more coverage:

http://www.deadlinen...sinking-island/

http://marketingland...p-mistake-51439


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Ahhh, I'm too late to enter the competition to plot Jura Distillery and win a bottle of 16-year-old Jura...


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I'm on the other side of the ocean too! :(  Shouldn't have been too hard to georeference the image and locate the distillery... That was a neat prize... The bottle is CAN$ 87 in Quebec, but we pay our wine and spirits at least 30-50% more than in the US.

 

I'll put that bottle on my list! :)







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