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Conflict [Costa Rica] reaches boiling point as Google errs again
WA ^ | November 12, 2010 | Asher Moses

Posted on 11/13/2010 12:24:51 PM PST by BenLurkin

An international conflict between Nicaragua and Costa Rica sparked in part by Google Maps is escalating as the search giant admits to yet another geo-goof that could spark yet more tensions.

After blaming Google Maps for its troops invading Costa Rica last week, Nicaraguan troops have refused to leave the disputed piece of land, which lies near the border between the countries. Google has admitted to mistakenly identifying the land as part of Nicaragua, an error it has since fixed.

The Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States visited both countries in an attempt to resolve the conflict.

However, Nicaraguan Vice-President Jaime Morales Carazo has refused to remove the country's 50 troops, who have begun river dredging in the area to the dismay of Costa Rica.

Google has fixed the error on its maps - blaming the faulty data on the US State Department - but Nicaragua, which has disputed ownership of the land for centuries, believes the border Google had originally outlined was correct.

Costa Rica believes the troop incursion is not a border dispute but an invasion, although, in comments reported in The Guardian, Carazo said "we cannot invade our own territory."

Meanwhile, Google has admitted a second controversial Google Maps error after it attributed a disputed islet off North Africa first to Morocco and then to Spain.

(Excerpt) Read more at watoday.com.au ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: costarica; google; nicaragua

1 posted on 11/13/2010 12:24:56 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

A country has invaded another country because Google maps says its their land??

ehh?


2 posted on 11/13/2010 12:31:18 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a wonder how these basket-cases manage to win independence.


3 posted on 11/13/2010 12:32:31 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: GeronL

Nothing surprises me now days.


5 posted on 11/13/2010 12:36:13 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: BenLurkin

Google should add “Don’t be stupid” to their “Don’t be evil” motto.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 12:37:46 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: VanDeKoik
Nicaragua is run by the Marxist Ortega. Costa Rica has no army. The Kenyan won't interfere with his fellow Marxist.

You do the math.

7 posted on 11/13/2010 12:38:00 PM PST by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo.)
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To: SAJ

Then maybe Costa Rica should raise an army. The Genghis Khan schoolyard rules apply. If Nicaragua can take them,they get to keep it.


8 posted on 11/13/2010 1:08:19 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: GeronL
A country has invaded another country because Google maps says its their land??

ehh?

Nicaragua: "It must be true. We found it on the Internet"

9 posted on 11/13/2010 1:19:01 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: BenLurkin

While Obama and his Marxist Western Hemisphere Czar are clearly behind this, I wouldn’t worry too much about a second canal being built in this millennium. Anyone familiar with the work habits of the indigenous populations in Latin American countries knows that the new canal will still be in the discussion stage at the end of this century. Then, they will hasten to the first round of interminable negotiations. By the year 2901, some Latino somewhere may actually grab a shovel — once they decide which shovel to use.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 1:35:50 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Oztrich Boy

lol.

Sounds like Nicaragua was just looking for an excuse to invade.


11 posted on 11/13/2010 1:40:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Cacique

Costa Rica needs to call up a militia and make themselves known.


12 posted on 11/13/2010 1:42:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: BenLurkin
However, Nicaraguan Vice-President Jaime Morales Carazo has refused to remove the country's 50 troops, who have begun river dredging in the area to the dismay of Costa Rica.

Dear Costa Rica government wieners,
You are fighting over an area hold by 50 soldiers ???
Grow a set and kick the commies out

13 posted on 11/13/2010 1:46:05 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: BenLurkin

Bet all the euroscum living in Costa Rica are a bit nervous.

This is no accident. More likely a test run.


14 posted on 11/13/2010 1:56:19 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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Costa Rica has a lot of western retirement money. Some Marxist is eyeing it no doubt. Such is the risk of investing in South America. And South America is creeping northwards in case you haven’t noticed.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 1:59:31 PM PST by riri
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To: GeronL

That’s what President Polk did—he sent troops into the disputed land along the Texas-Mexico border because he saw a Google map showing that it was American land.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 4:26:01 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

lol


17 posted on 11/13/2010 4:39:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.
Nicaraguan troops have refused to leave the disputed piece of land, which lies near the border between the countries. Google has admitted to mistakenly identifying the land as part of Nicaragua, an error it has since fixed... Nicaraguan Vice-President Jaime Morales Carazo has refused to remove the country's 50 troops, who have begun river dredging in the area to the dismay of Costa Rica... Nicaragua, which has disputed ownership of the land for centuries, believes the border Google had originally outlined was correct. Costa Rica believes the troop incursion is not a border dispute but an invasion, although, in comments reported in The Guardian, Carazo said "we cannot invade our own territory."
Google Maps errors -- what other ones have they made, anyone know?


18 posted on 11/13/2010 5:38:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: riri
South America is creeping northwards in case you haven’t noticed,

¿como?

19 posted on 11/13/2010 7:10:52 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: SunkenCiv
Google Maps errors -- what other ones have they made, anyone know?

MINI RANT....

20 posted on 11/13/2010 7:16:42 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: SunkenCiv
This doesn't have a darn thing to do with "Google Maps." Nicaragua and Costa Rica have been in dispute over this terminus of the San Juan river for many many years:

While the border between the countries was displayed incorrectly by Google Maps, the version on Microsoft's Bing maps was accurate.
There has been much historical conflict - going back to the mid-19th century - over which country owns land near the San Juan River.
However, a treaty between Costa Rica and Nicaragua has been in place since 1858 and details the border line accepted by both sides. In 1888, US president Grover Cleveland was called in to arbitrate the dispute and he decided to uphold the 1858 treaty and its terms. A more detailed map of the boundary was drawn in 1897 at the request of Cleveland.
Hale said Google's map of the area would be corrected to follow the demarcation laid out in 1897.

Old Eden Pastora, the 'fisherman/tourist guide/Sandinista/Contra/retiree' who last I knew had went back to shark fishing with touristas, is leading the Nico mil group marching around in the area. He knows it pretty well as he was Contra commander of the area during the rebellion. The entire river area was used for supply and R&R for the Contra forces. Its a pretty much desolate area. Nothing developed to any amount.
Just some country rivalry and a p*ssing contest at the most.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/google-maps-error-sparks-international-conflict-20101108-17jl3.html

21 posted on 11/13/2010 8:19:50 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: Tainan

Thanks Tainan.


22 posted on 11/13/2010 8:48:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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