Letterkenny councillor Michael McBride has called on Donegal County Council to notify Google Maps when changes are made to road layouts to avoid visitors getting lost.
Cllr Michael McBride said he met a motorist at Kiltoy this summer who was being sent in the wrong direction by his navigator.
“I happened to bump into a man who was driving up from Cavan. Three times he was sent to Mountain Top and he was looking to go out to Lisnennan.
“He was in a very conflustered state,” he said.
Speaking at the September sitting of the Letterkenny Municipal District Council, Cllr McBride said this case may have been just one in a list on many people getting lost on the updated road network at Kiltoy in Letterkenny.
“We knew the road was going live in the first week of June. That was into the busy tourist season and this was just one person, god knows how many others there were.
“It shouldn’t happen for a whole tourist season that people are being sent in the wrong direction that we haven’t taken the time to notify them of it,” Cllr McBride added.
The Donegal County Council said feedback could be submitted to Google to recommend changes to the online road mapping service. Google then verifies the change and alters their databases accordingly.
Cllr McBride said he believed a policy should be introduced to ensure all updates are sent by the council and Google is notified when changes are to go live.Tags: