Sandy Island Mystery
A dream common to most explorers and discoverers throughout history has been to find unknown territories, but in Australia, a team of s...
But when deciding to sail towards the site, the vessel also did not see anything.
The theory also gained in social networks. On Twitter,
the user Charlie Lloyd said that on Yahoo Maps and Bing Maps there also is the island known as Sandy Island, but when you zoom, the territory disappears.
Conspiracy theories among netizens suggest a possible "trick" of cartographers, which include false territories on their maps to know when someone is trying to steal your data.
Others say the hydrographic service of France had already identified that the island did not exist and had requested that it be erased from maps and nautical charts back in 1979.
In response to the controversy, Google said it received welcome feedback from scientists about the map.
"We work with a wide range of data sources and respected people to bring our users the most updated map, rich in detail. One of the most exciting things about maps and geography is that the world is a place in constant transformation, and keeping up with these changes is an endless effort," said a company spokesman.