Originally Posted by werdnanotroh
You really need to stop generalising America to the rest of the world. In Australia, we have shires and towns. In this instance, towns are called towns, shires are called shires. The town is called Mildura, the shire is called 'The Rural City of Mildura' - very different. Some shires have similar names, others don't.
Stop acting like you're an Australian expert, you look like a fool. You keep saying things that simply is not true for Australia. And you keep making justifications that are inaccurate...
Maybe you should settle down and read what I wrote before launching into your nasty comments. I never professed to be an expert for Australia. Nor does your post indicate that anything I said was wrong.
Call them shires, towns, villages, metropolises, empires, or sietches. It doesn't matter. The point is that when a larger area and a smaller area have the same name, and the user enters only the name (without being more specific), Apple Maps shows the center of the larger area. My example was something that would be recognizable to Americans - if you enter 'Utah', it moves you to the center of the state, even though there's a city called 'Utah'. If you enter 'Delaware', it shows you the center of the state, even though there's a Delaware City.
So it doesn't matter whether you call it a town, shire, or anything else. Apple's Map is doing the same thing for Mildura that it does for locations in the US (other than New York for some reason). When you type simply 'Mildura', it assumes you want the larger area (province, town, state, whatever). When you type 'Mildura City', it gives you the location of what most people refer to as a town or village or city and which you want to call a shire or "the rural city of Mildura".
Nothing I posted was inaccurate, nor did anything I posted claim to make me an expert. I was discussing the general principle, not the specific names you choose to call geographic subdivisions.