Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is Google cheating?

               I found this piece of interesting fact, accidently while browsing the internet. Google shows different maps for India, China and USA. Confused hun! Well don’t be…Just read on…

In Indian version of Google Maps, you can see Arunachal Pradesh and eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir as integral part of India.
In US version of Google Maps, you can see Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed region.
In the Chinese version of the Google Maps, you can see Arunachal Pradesh and JnK as not a part of India.

                Many people complained this issue to Google. A Google employee responded :

We do show different versions of this border, because we required to by law. Indian law requires us to show it one way, and the Chinese law requires us to show it another way. If we can legally do so, we strive to present borders in a neutral and objective manner, which is why the US version avoids taking either side and simply labels the border as disputed.

                So, Google is not cheating! It is waiting for a final and permanent decision.