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Google labels Sainsbury centre - as supermarket

PUBLISHED: 11:59 23 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:44 01 July 2010

Matthew Sparkes

A Norwich museum containing a priceless collection of art has been labelled as a branch of Waitrose on Google Maps.

A Norwich museum containing a priceless collection of art has been labelled as a branch of Waitrose on Google Maps.

The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, designed by Norman Foster and built beside the lake in the UEA's picturesque campus, has been mistaken for the Waitrose in Cringleford less than two miles away.

The ziggurats of the halls of residence known as Norfolk Terrace have also been listed as a branch of Harmony Home Improvements, while the Sainsbury Centre seems to have been accidentally relocated atop some new university buildings near Bluebell Road.

Laura Scott, spokesperson for Google, said: “We try and make Google Maps as accurate as possible for our customers.”

“Occasionally there might be the odd glitch,” she added.

“We'd encourage local businesses to sign up and edit their own listing using Google Place Pages.”

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