Google Maps blamed for invasion!

A strange headline, but that is the claim being made by a Nicaraguan commander who strayed into Costa Rican territory (and replacing their flag with the Nicarguan one). They were using erm, Google maps and it showed that they were clearly still in Nicaragua. The country’s own military maps apparently show the correct border, but he chose to use the Google version (presumably on his phone) to navigate across the border. Costa Rica, who lack a standing army, were understandably alarmed. It’s no the first time that Google has run into problems with it’s borders. Cambodia recently took offence at Google Map’s border with Thailand, which led to a hasty redrawing of the maps. In future, expect Google to add a warning along the lines of ‘not to be used for military invasions’.

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