On New Years day Australia will “shift”, what wait?  No, really it will shift digitally because it has been slowly shifting 7 cm per year because of tectonic plate movement.   The last update was in 1994 and can/does create errors with GPS units and data.   Here are a couple of great articles about the shift and why.

Maps of Australia are all five feet off. Would you be brave enough to use a self-driving car there?

Australia Will Suddenly Move 1.8 Meters North On New Year’s Day

 

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