[LINK] Google did it!
ambrose-bulk at vrvl.net
Tue Nov 9 17:25:37 AEDT 2010
On 9 November 2010 16:47, Tom Koltai <tomk at unwired.com.au> wrote:
>> But their commander, Eden Pastora, told Costa Rica's largest
>> newspaper, La Nacion, that Google Maps was used to
> the incursion. Nicaraguan government officials have also blamed a
> "bug in Google" for the error.
> [article shows two different maps: Google and Bing]
> The reason for the contretemps is obviously that the Nicauraguan
> Government has the same cost control on information charges as the
> Australian Government for maps.
> In other words, you wanna map? Then pay please.
This doesn't necessarily apply to map *data*, however.
(I think the GA catalogue referred to physical paper maps)
Federal government GIS data is often free:
Eden Pastora, the army commander referred to in the original article
has something of a history of flamboyant military acts - he used to be
called 'commandante zero'. A self-indulgent former 'contra' rebel
against the previous Sandinista government.
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