A typo created a 212-story monolith in ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’

Microsoft’s newest Flight Simulator entry does not do nearly anything smaller. It is a title that comes on 10 DVDs and enables you to check out the world in pretty much its entirety. It turns out that scale even extends to its accidental inclusions. Flight Simulator users not long ago found an abnormal landmark: a 212-tale monolith towering above an otherwise nondescript suburb in Melbourne, Australia. 

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Just after some sleuthing, the title’s community uncovered what experienced brought on the tower to show up in Flight Simulator. When developer Asobo Studio built its detailed recreation of the globe, they pulled data from OpenStreetMap, a no cost map of the planet to which anybody can contribute. About a yr in the past, a consumer named “nathanwright120” added a tag that claimed this a single developing in Melbourne had 212 floors as a substitute of two. Based on their other contributions, it appears the edit was a uncomplicated typo, not them trying to mislead everyone.  The error was afterwards corrected by a different OpenStreetMap contributor, but not before it made its way into Flight Simulator

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