In Texas owners of a Duplex building had experienced what they had never hoped for at least so soon. Their house was torn down mistakenly though not the very first time of its occurrence even in a place such a Texas. The demolition took place after the house was damaged by a tornado and the blame went to Google Maps for the error according to the demolition company involved. Living at 7601 Calypso Dr., and the error was shown as the Google Map software lists the same location for that she address showing Cousteau Dr which was the normal home that was supposed to be demolished.
(At the time of this writing, both Apple Mapsand Mapquest have what appears to be the correct listing for 7601 Cousteau Dr.)
Owner Lindsey Diaz told KERA News that she had just applied for a builder’s permit to repair and rebuild the home just before getting a call from her neighbour about her home getting torn down to earth. An employee of the Billy L. Nabors Demolition which was apparently the company behind the bulldozer sent the woman a screenshot showing Google Maps displays but none of the company’s employee ever apologized for the mistake.
Despite being a very awesome tool and great software that had taken lots of Tim to develop by the company, the Google Maps still wouldn’t be 100% perfect and this is a consequence of such imperfection aside other wrong information such as missed delivery, wrong addresses and other more.
Of course, while a tornado-damaged neighborhood might not have enough street signs and house numbers left to make verification easy, you’d think it would be prudent to double check the location before getting started on work like this.