May 1, 2007

Google Earth not helping with borders' issues :))

The Chilean government wants Google to fix its Earth geographical search program that places a village named after Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins in Argentina.

While Argentina and Chile have had borders problems forever and they almost went to war in 1978 because of that, it is a bit funny that Google Earth and Google Maps got it wrong with a city that has the name of a Chilean hero and has never been a disputed territory.

On the other hand, it is not 100% Google's fault. Technically, Google is licensing this data, so it needs to get fixed first by Google's providers and then updated on the Google Maps side of things.

This is how the map look last Sunday:

As seen on Search Engine Land

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