Chile: Google Earth Moves a Village to Argentina

The Chilean government wants Google to fix its geographical search program that places village Villa O'Higgins, named after Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago, on the Argentine side of the border. "Chile has asked for this to be rectified, and it can only be hoped they do it soon," a Foreign Ministry spokesman in Santiago. Chile and Argentina share the southern cone of South America, where the border between the two nations runs through a complex landscape of islands, fjords and mountains. "We have received the request and are working with our partners to get more precise data for the region. We're constantly working to improve the quality and accuracy of our maps. This is an ongoing process as we receive new information from third party data providers and as names and borders around the world continue to evolve," said Google spokeswoman Megan Quinn.

News source: eWeek

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