Maps Must Be Cleared by the Survey of India

This opinion piece in The Telegraph of Calcutta discusses the increasingly irrelevant requirement that the Survey of India — that bastion of government efficiency — clear all maps of India before they’re published in that country. Because someone might see the country with the wrong boundary or something. “If a Google map can zoom in and show you the location of your house, then the censuring [sic] of maps makes no sense any more. If the government wants to keep official maps within its preserve, does it make any sense to censure maps of non-government publications? Would ‘inaccurate, inauthentic’ publications make any difference to ‘strategic interests’? Or is this just a bureaucratic reluctance to let go?”

Previously: Google Earth, India and Security — Again.