Perejil Island a.k.a. Leila, the island in the middle of the Google map dispute.Photograph by: Google Maps, Screen Grab
Errors by Google Maps have in the past week re-ignited a territorial dispute in North Africa and nearly caused a war in Central America.
In the latter instance, last week Nicaraguan forces crossed a disputed border and raised their flag in territory that was long considered part of Costa Rica after the military commander on the scene looked up the area on Google Maps to determine how far he could deploy his troops.
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More News On Google Maps Heightening Some International Tensions
Google Maps: a New Front in Border Disputes -- Wall Street Journal
Google Map War? Dispute Leaves Countries at Odds -- CBN News
The War Nearly Started by Google Maps: Is Google or the US State Department to Blame? -- ABC News
Nicaragua to keep troops in disputed territory after Google Maps error -- The Guardian
Central America Teeters on Border War Thanks to Google Maps Inaccuracy -- Associated Content
Costa Rica Gives Nicaragua Another 24 Hours -- Inside Costa Rica
Google Maps border dispute, Moroccan edition -- Financial Post
Google error hands disputed territory to Morocco -- The Telegraph
Google Attributes Disputed Islet To Wrong Country -- Twice -- Huffington Post
Google, Latin American Maps, and Risks of the Information Age -- Marcela Sanchez, Latin American Herald Tribune