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Here’s why Microsoft Flight Simulator has a terrifying Australian obelisk – PC Gamer UK

A fun error offered a peak into the inner workings of Asobo Studio’s hit game.



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While flying the virtual skies of Melbourne, Microsoft Flight Simulator players have discovered a narrow, absurdly high skyscraper that definitely seems out of place in a regular suburb. 
As it turns out, this bizarrely towering building is the result of a typo. To generate its maps, developer Asobo used data from Bing Maps, which in turn uses user-submitted data from free wiki world map OpenStreetMap. An OpenStreetMap user accidentally put down the number of building stories as 212 instead of …

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