Sarajevo doesn’t exist. According to Apple & Google.

I am almost on my way to the train station to participate in the field trip of FS Politik to Zagreb / Sarajevo.

As usual, I tried to check out the two cities on my iPhone to cache the maps. As Cornelius had already mentioned to me a couple of days ago, though, according to Google maps, the city (and state) of Sarajevo, which has over 400.000 people (in 2011 Wikipedia English, 300.000 in 2007 according to Wiki DE), has only two roads:

Sarajevo Screenshot Google Satellite Image

Sarajevo Screenshot Google Satellite Image

Sarajevo Screenshot Google Maps

Sarajevo Screenshot Google Maps

As was to be expected, Apple maps does not fare better:

Screenshot Sarajevo Apple Maps on iPad

Screenshot Sarajevo Apple Maps on iPad

Screenshot Sarajevo Apple Maps Satellite on iPad

Screenshot Sarajevo Apple Maps Satellite on iPad

 

Update 5 min later:
Cornelius reminded me of OSM. I have an app called CityMapstoGo in which I had already downloaded a fully searchable map of the city (down to the last alley), which retrieves the data from OpenStreetMap:

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3 responses to “Sarajevo doesn’t exist. According to Apple & Google.

  1. Cornelius (@jaancornelius)

    OSM rulez!

  2. In einer amerikanischen Serie gibt es dafür Kurdistan auf der Landkarte… Ignorancja? Lekcewazenie? Zarozumialosc? – Sucht es euch selbst auf Englisch aus – schon meine Muttersprache weiß mit sowas kaum was anzufangen ;(

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