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Four corners mapping mistake boosts tourism

USA- A mapping mistake is creating a big boost in tourism at the Four Corners National Monument. Last week, officials with the National Geodetic Survey announced there was a slight miscalculation in where the four corners meet.

Park officials believe the mapping mistake will not deter tourists who photograph each other sprawled across four states. In fact, park manager DeWayne Johnson says tourism has increased since recent media coverage exposed the surveying error.

The National Geodetic Survey says the four corners marker is 1,807 feet east of where it should be placed. Park officials say the marker’s current location for the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is now accepted.