Making Maps, the Google Way

Friday, August 12, 2011


In February 2010, a government official from Cambodia wrote a letter to Google, complaining about one of the company’s maps. The letter claimed that Google’s depiction of a stretch of border between Cambodia and Thailand was “devoid of truth and reality, and professionally irresponsible.” In an interview from July of 2010, writer and editor John Gravois points out that 21st-century mapmaking can be politically thorny.

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Comments [1]

Tim O'Connell

Interestingly, while Google Earth shows the two names for the water body between Iran and the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, Google Maps simply has no name at all.

Aug. 14 2011 08:02 PM

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