Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Forget the UN, Google is what counts

Nicaragua accidentally invades Costa Rica and blames Google Maps for the error. Someone at Microsoft is smiling:
Perhaps the most embarrassing thing for Google, though, is that competitor Microsoft has the border definition right on its maps. If Nicaraguan commander Pastora had used Bing Maps, the entire red-faced incident might never have happened.
You know that disclaimer those maps often print ("to be used for planning purposes only, make sure the road is still there, etc.")? Maybe they need to include some legal boilerplate about "this map not to be used for invasion planning purposes."

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