Minor Typo in OpenStreetMap Affects Microsoft Flight Simulator

Here’s a good lesson in how a small typo can have a ripple effect on software. A user marked up a building in Melbourne as 212 floors instead of 2:

This was quickly corrected, but not before Microsoft grabbed map data to build the Flight Simulator World. The result? A 212-story obelisk in Melbourne.


We’ve heard some made-up stories but this is ridiculous: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Bing erect huge skyscraper out of bad data


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