Just follow these simple steps to resolve data errors in Apple Maps:
- Notice a ridiculous error — say, for example, a train station that was disused and demolished a year and a half before Apple launched Maps.
- Try reporting the error from within Maps. If a lot of people report this error, it may be fixed. But if you, as I, live in a city with a population smaller than that of Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, or San Francisco, this may not help.
- Assuming the error remains despite reporting it occasionally for a year, additional steps may be required.
- Start a weblog and get various articles linked to from Daring Fireball, Macworld, and others.
- Wait until you’ve built up a moderate Cupertino-area readership.
- Complain about the mapping error.
- Get some attention.
- Wait for a week.
- Rejoice upon finding out that said mapping error has been resolved.
Update: Or, perhaps, it was you, dear reader.