I need to ask you guys after reading this article.
Any speculations on why some maps showed it?
What can be the cause of inaccuracies in (web)Maps?
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It is on this Chart:
"the island was discovered on an 1876 voyage by a vessel called Velocity"
“Caution is necessary while navigating among the low lying islands of the Pacific Ocean. The general details have been collated from the voyages of various navigators extending over a long series of years. The relative position of many dangers may therefore not be exactly given”.
There are 3 possible reasons what could have happened:
This situation is an illustrative example of just how important metadata is, and how it should be maintained and saved when merging data from various sources.