Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crimea labeled as Russia in Google Maps Russia.

Though still debated and in the international spotlight, Google Maps has mad the leap to go ahead and label Crimea as apart of the Russian Federation. However, this will only work if you are using Google Maps in Russia. For the rest of the world, including Ukraine's Google maps, it still remains labeled as the Ukraine. “The Google Maps team is doing its best to objectively mark disputed regions and landmarks. In relevant cases the borders of disputed areas are marked in a special way. In countries where we have a localized version of our service, we follow local laws on representing borders and use of landmark names,” Svetlana Anurova of Google Russia stated. This is apparently how Google handles all disputed landmarks, including South Ossetia and Abkhazia. These two states are still apart of Georgia according to most Western countries, while Moscow and other nations view them as independent. 


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