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Jan 13, 2006

Mapquest Leaves Alberta's Capital Off Map

The popular mapping service, Mapquest recently printed a map of Canadian cities and towns. There's just one small problem, or perhaps a big problem, depending on where you live. The Edmonton Journal reports that Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta is missing. The city does get a circled star, but there is no name on the map to identify what it is.

So far, no one at Mapquest has responded to the Journal with an explanation for the mistake. The issue brings to mind recent stories about Apple's headquarters not showing up on Microsoft's new maps and the fact that Google Earth is centered on Kansas University, the alma mater of the head engineer. Perhaps someone at Mapquest hates the NHL Oilers?