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Google Maps Make a Mistake

November 16, 2010

I’ve just read in the newspaper about a mistake on Google Maps that nearly led to a war between Costa Rica and Nicaragua – two countries in Central America. Basically a Nicaraguan company checked Google Maps and thought a piece of land belonged to Nicaragua. When they entered the land they were then met by Costa Rican armed police (Costa Rica does not have an army) and the Costa Rican president claimed that Nicaragua had invaded.

Google have admitted that they made a mistake and have corrected their map.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11751727

Mr Leach

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