Update : the title was changed to remove the word fight as web mapping is not worth fighting about… 
A little post on the dangers of relying on your favourite web mapping sites too much.  I’ve just come from a nice holiday in the Highlands of Scotland and we were staying near a place called The Royal Burgh of Tain.   As you can see Google Maps (my web mapping of choice) doesn’t have it…. Bing does though.

Tain is only here according to Google 
The town of Tain is here on Bing but not labelled on Google…. uh oh

Not really much to say other than the residents of Tain might be a bit annoyed … at least tourists can find Glenmorangie Distillery, phew!


  1. Hi,

    Yes, I am from Tain, and I was annoyed… 🙂

    I fixed it by sending a mail to the data supplier for Google (Tele Atlas), and that was back in Oct 2011.

    I just hope that the people in the (I think) farm near thurso are not annoyed now.

    Hope you enjoyed staying in the area!


  2. That post was a while back! With all the fuss about Apple maps we forget established mapping providers still get it wrong. We loved the area and will be back again.

    Thank you for your comments!


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